The Paradigm LightDesigner software incorporates many keyboard shortcuts to make programming easier. These include standards like Cut, Copy, and Paste, as well as shortcuts for moving between views.
Many of these shortcuts are displayed as tooltips when hovering over buttons, such as the Network View:
They are also given in the right-click Context Menu (e.g. of a Zone):
Please note that not all of these shortcuts are available in all versions of Light Designer.
CTRL-O: Open file
CTRL-W: Close file
CTRL-S: Save file
CTRL-N: new project
Del : Deletes the selected item(s)
CTRL-U: Upload project dialog (Added in LD 3.0 to match Mosaic)
CTRL-R: Retrieve project dialog (Added in LD 3.0 to match Mosaic)
ALT-1: Design view
ALT-2: Program/Simulate View
ALT-3: Timed Events View
ALT-4: Macro Editor view
ALT-5: Patch view
ALT-6: Network view
ALT-7: System Estimator
F1: Launch help
F2: edit text or name
CTRL +: zoom in
CTRL -: zoom out
In LightDesigner, it is possible to select multiple items such as buttons and faders on a station. This is done by holding the Alt key to select the first item, then holding the Control [CTRL] key while left-clicking following items. Each item selected will have a red box to indicate it is selected.
When multiple items of the same type are selected, they can be copied and pasted using the right-click context menu:
This function will allow you to select a range of Buttons or Faders and then assign a range of similar control functions to them.
Note: You can only select items on a single station or page. All selected items must be the same type. You can not select both buttons and faders at the same time.
You can copy and paste entire stations of the same type. If you make changes to one station and then copy it, you can paste those changes to other stations of the same type, rather than re-programming each station individually. This is done using Paste Station Control Assignments in the right-click Context Menu: