Documentation

Keyboard Input


With Live Score 1.6.6 and above it's possible to use your keyboard to operate your scoreboard.
This gives you the flexibility to either use your own computer keyboard, or use hardware like http://www.xkeys.com.


  1. How does it work?
  2. Hotkeys Configuration
  3. Enable Keyboard Input
  4. Display Hotkeys


How does it work?

When activated, Live Score listens to your keyboard input and triggers actions based on prepared mappings.
This means, when you press a key, it will automatically search for a matching action to your key and execute that action.

To use this feature, it's necessary to open the Built-In Sports Control panel for your current sport.
The keyboard input does only work, when your panel is in the front of all windows!
Therefore Live Score will automatically send it to the foreground to ensure your input will always work.



Hotkeys Configuration

We start by configuring our hotkeys for our actions.

Almost all actions of the built-in sports controls can be configured to work with a custom hotkey on your keyboard.

The configuration can be found in the top main navigation in "Input -> Built-In Controls -> Hotkeys Configuration".

Every sport has its own actions and thus its own list.
To configure a key, simply select any action and press a key on your keyboard.
The pressed key should be visible next to your action.

If you reuse a key that is already mapped, the original action will be unassigned and the new action will get the hotkey.

As soon as you are done with your configuration, hit the "Save" button.
Open the sports control and your hotkeys are ready to be used.



Enable Keyboard Input

To enable the keyboard input, activate the menu item Input -> Keyboard Input.

Open your Built-In Sports Control panel and check the title of the panel.

If activated, the text should display Keyboard Input is active and your panel should stay in front of all windows.




Display Hotkeys


You probably want to switch between the names of your actions and the hotkeys that are mapped.
This is why the built-in sports controls have 2 views - 1 for actions and 1 for the hotkeys!

With your sports panel focused and the keyboard input enabled, press TAB on your keyboard to display the hotkeys view.
This will show you all available keys for the existing buttons.

To hide the mappings view, just press TAB again.