Altium Designer Documentation

Edit Command

Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 16, 2017
Now reading version 16.1. For the latest, read: Edit Command for version 22

The Edit Command dialog


The Edit Command dialog allows the user to edit command actions, names, add an image to command, or edit the shortcut keys assigned to a command.


To access this dialog, use Ctrl+Left Mouse when the cursor is over the desired command.


  • Action
    • Process - use the Browse button to open the Process Browser dialog to browse and select the desired process.
    • Parameters - displays the parameters for the command. Click Info for information about the selected command.
  • Caption
    • Caption - use the text box and drop down to select the desired caption for the command.
    • Description - enter a description of the command.
  • Image
    • Bitmap File - Use  to browse and select a picture for the selected command.
      • Preview - displays a preview of the selected picture.
  • Shortcuts
    • Primary - use the drop down menu to select the primary shortcut key for the command.
    • Alternative - use the drop down menu to select a secondary shortcut key for the command.
    • Currently in use by - if the selected primary or alternative shortcut is currently used by another command, this area shows that command.


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