Can I create a new keyboard shortcut for a bullet list?

Hey all,

First of all, I just wanted to say thanks for the great software. I’m really enjoying many of the features, and I probably aren’t even aware of most.
However, I was getting a bit annoyed bullet lists. I’m working on an RPG rulebook, and these tend to have lots of lists. I tried using the “next list style” to create a list, but that didn’t work. So I tried to create a new shortcut for the menu command “Format > List > ()”, but I don’t think the Windows version supports this feature (i.e. creating shortcuts)?
Hopefully I won’t have to manully create over 300 lists :sweat_smile:

Thanks for any help you can give!

Seconding this question, would really like to know how to do it normally.

A reddit post (that I can’t link apparently) states it’s possible, however that appears to be a solution on Mac. On Windows the only available shortcuts seems to only be “Next or Previous” style of list.

The manual on shortcuts for this action, page 627 is completely unhelpful here.

My current “solution” is this:
When typing in the editor, press and release these keys: (not hold like a regular shortcut)

ALT > R > L > ↓ > ↓ > ↓ > Enter

This action enables the top menus to be accessed via the keyboard, then “R” accesses formatting. L accesses lists dropdown, the three down arrows go to the dot list (9 would be for numbers) and enter confirms selection.

My current solution is to set this up on a macro using Logitech G hub and set each keystroke is 10ms, so the action is almost like a shortcut.

Yeah, the Mac as an operating system has a universal shortcut editing system, where you can attach a shortcut to any menu command in any program you please. On Windows there is no such thing, so we had to build that whole customisation interface from scratch, and one of the struggles they have had in doing so is that it is difficult to keep it fully in sync with all of the different menu commands. There are numerous missing commands, and they have to add them one by one by hand.

I think the idea is to one day have it equivalent to the full menu system. I really don’t know why it is so difficult, but it seems to be a unique problem to the tools they use.

In the meanwhile, the manual isn’t helpful because if there isn’t a “hook” in the Keyboard options tab, there is no way to do it. Macros, as you found, are often the answer.

Another approach is to abandon complicated rich text editing methods, where one must use buttons and palettes and menu commands to format their document, and switch to a simpler way of writing with Markdown. When I add a list item, I simply type * at the front of the line and keep writing. When I compile via the MultiMarkdown options at the bottom of the compile file type menu, I get formatted bullets.

For future frustrated list users, an AutoHotKey script that worked for me is:

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetKeyDelay, 0, 50, Play

Send, !rl{Down}{Down}{Down}{Enter}
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