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    Keystroke Changes - Why?

    Hello, all:

    I believe I had asked about the keystrokes in the NGXu some time ago but I don't remember receiving any feedback. The old NGX had keystrokes assigned to certain sections of the overhead panel i.e. Shift+7 had the electrical section (external power switch) and Shift+8 the overhead lighting (external lights).

    With the NGXu all of those keystrokes have been changed to display cockpit instruments. I find this a bit annoying as I now need to cycle through the view options to get to some of the overhead panels versus a simple keystroke.

    Is there any way to get the old assignment back? And I don't think it's P3D because that would change it in the other aircraft as well. If anyone knows how to do this please provide the steps.
    Will Thomas
    KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
    P3D, X-Plane, FSX
    Aircraft Painter

    USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

    #2
    Originally posted by PC Pilot View Post
    Hello, all:

    I believe I had asked about the keystrokes in the NGXu some time ago but I don't remember receiving any feedback. The old NGX had keystrokes assigned to certain sections of the overhead panel i.e. Shift+7 had the electrical section (external power switch) and Shift+8 the overhead lighting (external lights).

    With the NGXu all of those keystrokes have been changed to display cockpit instruments. I find this a bit annoying as I now need to cycle through the view options to get to some of the overhead panels versus a simple keystroke.

    Is there any way to get the old assignment back? And I don't think it's P3D because that would change it in the other aircraft as well. If anyone knows how to do this please provide the steps.
    The NGX had 2D panel popups for that panels you mention. The NGXu does not have any full panel pop ups. The current keyboard shortcuts is in line with the rest of our products. There is no way to have the old assignments as there are no 2D popups anymore besides the screens.
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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      #3
      Thanks, Chris.

      But aren't the keystrokes currently being used 2D popups? For example, Shift+2 brings up the left FMC even if I'm in "Spot" view. Same thing for Shift + 4 which brings up the AP panel (Shift + 3 in the NGX).

      The other thing is the radio panel: I know if you click on the "Mic" button it brings up the center pedestal with the radios but only the captain's, not the FO. Any chance that could be changed to show both? The reason is for setting up ILS approach. With the NGX I would setup the freq and runway info (elevation/length) with the Shift+4 keystroke. Now it requires panning the cockpit then zooming in on the pedestal to be able to do this . . . unless I'm missing something.

      I guess what I'm attempting to ask is if a keystroke can take you to a specific view rather than cycle through?

      The NGXu looks nice and other than the steering issue it performs fine but sometimes the subtle changes make a big difference . . . at least to some of us ;-).
      Will Thomas
      KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
      P3D, X-Plane, FSX
      Aircraft Painter

      USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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        #4
        Yes they are used and the 2D popus are only the screens, the MCP/EFIS, the EFB and radio. The other views are inside the VC and do not beleive it is possible to have it on a single keystroke besides the A/ Shift A keys.

        I will pass the radio panel suggestion to the team to see if the 2nd Nav can be added.
        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
        PMDG Technical Support
        http://www.pmdg.com

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          #5
          Originally posted by PC Pilot View Post
          Thanks, Chris.

          But aren't the keystrokes currently being used 2D popups? For example, Shift+2 brings up the left FMC even if I'm in "Spot" view. Same thing for Shift + 4 which brings up the AP panel (Shift + 3 in the NGX).

          The other thing is the radio panel: I know if you click on the "Mic" button it brings up the center pedestal with the radios but only the captain's, not the FO. Any chance that could be changed to show both? The reason is for setting up ILS approach. With the NGX I would setup the freq and runway info (elevation/length) with the Shift+4 keystroke. Now it requires panning the cockpit then zooming in on the pedestal to be able to do this . . . unless I'm missing something.

          I guess what I'm attempting to ask is if a keystroke can take you to a specific view rather than cycle through?

          The NGXu looks nice and other than the steering issue it performs fine but sometimes the subtle changes make a big difference . . . at least to some of us ;-).
          There is big difference between 2D instrument and 2D cockpit panel.
          All PMDG models after the release of the 777 don't have any 2D cockpit panels.
          STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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            #6
            Originally posted by cmakris View Post
            Yes they are used and the 2D popus are only the screens, the MCP/EFIS, the EFB and radio. The other views are inside the VC and do not beleive it is possible to have it on a single keystroke besides the A/ Shift A keys.

            I will pass the radio panel suggestion to the team to see if the 2nd Nav can be added.
            Thanks for the explanation, Chris. And for passing along the suggestion of adding the second COM/NAV radio set. Much appreciated.
            Will Thomas
            KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
            P3D, X-Plane, FSX
            Aircraft Painter

            USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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              #7
              Originally posted by cmakris View Post
              Yes they are used and the 2D popus are only the screens, the MCP/EFIS, the EFB and radio. The other views are inside the VC and do not beleive it is possible to have it on a single keystroke besides the A/ Shift A keys.

              I will pass the radio panel suggestion to the team to see if the 2nd Nav can be added.
              Chris don't forget to mention to the team about new navigation panel as seen on -8 and MAX series to be included.
              Thanks 👍
              STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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