Here you will find the basic info on how to use SpaceSys, its basic controls, and hotkeys.
This will be changed and updated as we implement new functions so check back after updates to see what’s new.
First, if you have not found the SpaceSys config app, you can find it in your installation folder under /Bin directory.
With it you can change the basic settings inside the application, like graphics detail, environment settings and audio settings.
Also you can configure your key settings there, everything is configurable so if you prefer your own keys you can change them also.
Mouse settings are to be implemented in the near future, for now you cant invert it or change the sensitivity.
Using SpaceSys itself is not hard, if you played any first person games (FPS) or RTS you will feel like at home inside.
To fly fast to a space you can just double click with left mouse button and you are there, also you can use double tap W key, and to go back into previous space just double tap S. Also on keys A & D you can jump between spaces or interest points (doubleclick)
The movement keys are:
Mouse Scroll button : look
Also to navigate up, down, or to strafe left or right you can just come with the mouse to the edge of the screen.
CTRL+MMB (middle mouse button): move player in vertical plane (left / right / up / down)
CTRL+ALT+MMB: move player in horizontal plane: (fwd / back / left / right)
Those are the basic controls
Now for function keys that you can use and people are accustomed to:
ESC: cancel action
TAB: select next item
F6: Kinect on
F7: Kinect off
F8 : free view (disabled)
F9: centered view (disabled)
CTRL-A: select all
BACKSPC: go back in space
DELETE : delete if you have something selected; also browse back while browsing trough a folder.
MENU KEY : context menu
CTRL-Q : quits SpaceSys
CTRL-ALT-Q : quits SpaceSys and resets worlds state. (deletes all icons and spaces, returns to normal)
CTRL-ALT-I: rotates through different info levels
Space / WIndows / Icons / Menus related controls:
CONTEXT MENU (MENU key or RMB) anywhere in global space: show menu to create new space or interest point.
PAUSE key: Toggle Live Windows on / off if Live Windows feature enabled
LMB click on gizmo (small ball at the bottom of every space) / icon / window / menu pin and drag: move space / icon / window / menu in horizontal plane
MMB Click on any selectable item makes the camera focus to that item, you can scroll to zoom, or use WASD / UP / DOWN keys to rotate around focus, or edge scroll around focus.
CTRL + LMB click on gizmo/ window / menu pin and drag: move space / window / menu in vertical plane
RMB click on gizmo / icon / window / menu pin and drag: rotate space / icon / window / menu
Mouse button 4 click on gizmo/ window / menu pin and drag: move items in vertical plane
TAB / double [RIGHT] key (default: D): Move forward through open spaces / windows if space / window is active
CTRL + TAB / double [LEFT] key (default: S): Move backward through open spaces / windows if space / window is active
5th MB Double click: Move forward through open spaces / windows if space / window is active
4th MB Double click: Move backward through open spaces / windows if space / window is active
LMB double click / 5th MB click on space / window / menu under cursor: Fly to item
Press double [FORWARD] key (default: W) on space / window / menu under cursor: Fly to item
Press double [BACK] key (default: S): Fly to previous item
4th MB click: Fly to previous item
Ctrl + 4th MB click when space is active: navigate back to previous folder
LMB Double click on icon: Start default action (open / start app)
LMB Double click on folder icon in global space: Browse folder in new space
LMB Double click / 5th MB click on folder icon in space: Navigate to folder in space
Enabling Live Windows Feature Tutorial
Kinect users can use hand control for the application, the controls behave as you normally would expect, with the addition that you can choose, start, or fly towards space or interest points by moving right hand forward. With the left hand you control the world movement, and with the right hand you control the mouse or look.
Voice controls will be implemented soon we hope, but only if there are enough interested users.
That is it for now, check back later for updates, and if you have your own ideas on how to improve on SpaceSys interface please post here.