Shortcuts for Confident Users
The star cache program is written with a number of
"shortcuts" to speed up operations once you have mastered
the basics. These include:
Return to the main menu
- . "Double click" the mouse on a star cache name to select
and open it. A listing of the cache will immediately
appear in the display portion of the window.
- . Double click the mouse on a star in the display portion
of the star cache window, and that star will appear in
the "selected" portion of the window and the coordinates
will be sent to the box for the "next" star in
the main control window.
- . Typing the "F3" function key on the terminal will cause
the program to search for an Almanac bright star near
the one currently "selected" in the star cache window.
The F5 key will search the currently selected cache for
stars near the selected position.
- . In all of the star cache subwindows, typing
"shift/carriage return" at the last text entry will
send it off to do whatever you have asked.