Disable keyboard shortcuts?

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when using Djay for Mac I will mistakenly hit the s or d key or other similar keys. I am hoping for a way to disable keyboard shortcuts so i can prevent this from happening.

Thanks,
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Rod Urand

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Darren Bullough

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I did a gig on NYE, I started a track, started to type in the search box and all of a sudden I get gunfire (sound effect) and the track screeches to a stop - I restarted the track and tried again......this happened three more times in a packed pub before I realised that what i was typing was triggering keyboard shortcuts!!
I've used DJay for around five years now and I've never had this problem before - It's quite a simple fix from a programming point of view to disable shortcuts while the search box is active - even simpler to offer functionality to disable shortcuts altogether in the global preferences.

C'mon guys!!
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Jason Vice

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as long as the mouse pointer is in the search box when typing the hot keys are disabled so you can search. Guess the fix is to pay more attention to what you are doing, thats how i fixed the problem.

Yes it would be nice that hotkeys would become disabled when a controller was connected or there was a box to check or uncheck to disable them. But overall DJay Pro still performs fine and has features other applications don't so i can live with this minor issue that just requires me to pay a little more attention to what I am doing when searching for a track.
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Aaron Dirkonofsky

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Pay more attention. Nice trick, Jason. But I have to work sometimes up to 12h in a row, Sorry if I get tired and inattentive sometimes. My work is hard enough, I don't want to iron out bugs. Well, we talk about a not too expensive software, but when I pay for something, I want to have it working. And especially sample sounds on hotkeys is something no DJ really can need. I use the keyboard actually only for searches and have no clue how it can happen, the curser jumps out the search field. And the cursor is a funky lil thing, not a flashing red light-thing.

We have asked for this (and other features/bug fixes) two years ago and nothing happened. I'd like to have Algoriddim here either saying "to be honest: fuck off" or "yes, it will be fixed within 3 months."
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Darren Bullough

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Agreed Aaron,

I don't use keyboard shortcuts for anything except the search.
This must be something that's happened since a software update - it's quite possible that I haven't updated DJay for a couple of years - and as I said, this never used to be a problem - and I use the search box a lot!

All notifications on my MacBook are switched off and there are no other programs running - so whatever is causing the search box to loose focus is happening within DJay.

As you said Aaron, it's not an expensive pice of software - but if it worked, there would be no need to look elsewhere.
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Jesse Jesse

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Do you think they're even listening? This thread has been alive for over 9 months. I moved to Traktor about 6 months ago, had no choice really, couldn't have gunshots ringing out through the PA during a wedding set! DJay is strictly relegated to home use now. Shame cos it's nice software other than that glaring issue.
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Paul Bakker

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Holy Shit, after more than one year still no solutions with all these unsatisfied users,Traktor here we come!
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Simmo Simmo

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Warren/Algoriddim - please respond to this thread again. Adrian from Algoriddim posted 10 months ago that 'we know how important this is to you. We'll keep you posted!'. Time to keep us posted - and inform us when this annoying bug will be addressed in both the OSX version and iOS version of Djay Pro
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Henrik Löwenhamn

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Discovered this last friday at a gig. The party wanted to dance so I had to fire up Djay Pro to play from Spotify.

Music was all over the place, gunshots were firing and stuff went crazy when I tried the search on Spotify. Not ok at all.

It's a great feature, but I'm not sure I'm ever going to use it live again. I'd rather but the tunes from iTunes and play them in Traktor.
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Lukas E, Official Rep

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Hi there,

djay Pro 1.3 got released and supports a "Disable Keyboard" option.

Check it out.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Matt Nelson

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We can still use the keyboard for typing and the cross fader, it just disables the shortcuts and sound effect keystrokes?
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Matt Nelson

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We really need (or at least I would really like) to have the ability to still use the space bar for stopping songs and then left and right arrow to do the transitions. Other than that, the keyboard shortcut disabling works great!
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Nicholas Plunkett

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The option for keyboard shortcuts to be disabled completely needs to be on the iOS version. The keyboard shortcuts are disabled but only when the cursor is in the search box.The cursor doesn't always stay there when searching. Is there any way you can add an option to turn the shortcuts off permanently? This would be an enormous help as I have stopped the music inadvertently multiple times at events that I am at and it is embarrassing.
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Björn Schmitt

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Unfortunately this is not fixed in total. The search still has problems when you type fast. Try 'di' and in many cases the cursor jumps out of the search field and performs some actions... ok you can disable the hotkeys but then you have to deal with some annoying popup which describes how to enable hotkeys again...
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Philip Gaitan

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Can you change the Keyboard ShortCut Keys to your own?