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Triggering the shutter and other commands can be achieved by mapping a keystroke to a command. You can even map Powerpoint remote button to actions, giving you an inexpensive remote that can be used during live view.

Mapping a Keyboard Shortcut to a Command
– Go to the Tools menu and select ‘Shortcuts’.
– Double-click on any command and then press a key or key combination on the keyboard. You can save your new shortcut by either clicking on another line in the grid, or by clicking on the ‘Close’ button. If you have entered a key combination that is already in use, it will appear as a blank.
– Close the shortcut screen, and then try the mapped key and see if the command is executed.

Unmapping a Keyboard Shortcut
– Go to the Tools menu and select ‘Shortcuts’.
– Double-click on the command and then right-click. You can save your changes by either clicking on another line in the grid, or by clicking on the ‘Close’ button.

Using a Powerpoint remote
– Powerpoint remotes act like a mini-keyboard and their buttons can be mapped to commands.

Tips
– You can use a wireless keyboard or Powerpoint remote to trigger the shutter. Unlike a Nikon infrared remote, it will allow you to capture images while in live view.
– Some keys cannot be mapped.
– If a shortcut does not seem to be working, try moving the focus to another control. For example, if you have the space bar mapped to the autofocus command, it will not work if you are currently editing the filename or folder fields, since you could use a spacebar in those fields. Finish your editing, then click on something else, then try the shortcut again.

Last Updated On February 21, 2018