Hot keys differ from standard keyboard shortcuts in two ways:
- You can modify the definition of these keys.
- You do not need to have input focus on the Blackboard Collaborate window to use them. They are available system-wide.
Hot keys work on Linux only when you turn off Num Lock and Caps Lock.
The default hot keys are listed in the following table.
|Function||Windows and Linux Keys||Mac OS X Keys|
|Press or release the Talk button||Ctrl+F2||Control+F2|
|Take back control of application sharing||Ctrl+Space||Control+Space|
|Stop application sharing||Ctrl+Shift+S||Control+Shift+S|
|Start or stop video transmission||Ctrl+F3||Control+F3|
You can redefine the default hot keys in the Preferences window in the General preferences section.
Windows and Linux: The hot key is restricted to one character. You may include one or more modifier keys in Windows:
Mac OS X: The hot key must include at least one modifier key in the keystroke:
If you change the default definition of a hot key, be sure not to change the definition to that of a hot key used by another application. Also, avoid key combinations that conflict with standard keyboard shortcut operations.