Editing hotkeys.cfg

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Editing hotkeys.cfg

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Is there a trick or FAQ about editing this file? I've tried a couple of edits, but they're not taking. I've done the edits when the game isn't running, assuming that edits wouldn't take if the game is running. The file seems to be overwritten every time the game starts or ends, or something, because my edits disappear, although I think I just figured out one problem.

What I want is to have a hotkey for when I'm looking at a vehicle window so that I can bring up the Orders window. I was editing the [order] section, and that's beyond where I want the hotkey to set.

At any rate, is there a list somewhere of the functions we can try and set up hotkeys for?
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The things which hotkeys can be assigned to are listed in hotkeys.cfg
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You might find the source code files hotkeys.cpp and hotkeys.h useful. In hotkeys.cpp you find a list of all special words that hotkey.cfg accept. For example you can see that there is a string "RETURN" that can be used. As you see there are no word for eg. the %-symbol. And that is because OpenTTD don't work symbol-based (except for the a-z keys), instead you will have to add SHIFT + number as you like to have it. Also mind that it uses semi-US-qwerty when it comes to symbols.
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Re: Editing hotkeys.cfg

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Thanks for the info, both of you. I'll see what I can do.
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