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Introduction to the Keyboard interface
Zoom Player's keyboard interface is completely dynamic. Every key can be remapped, every function re-assigned. By default, several keys are mapped as navigation keys. These are the keys used to access the navigational interfaces and DVD menus. By default, these include "Arrows, Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, Space, Backspace, Escape and Enter" keys. Some of the navigation keys can have multiple functionality (such as the Arrow keys). These keys have a user selected function when no navigation interface is visible and are used to access the navigation interfaces when they are visible.

Select (Enter) Function
You can assign a special/custom function to the Enter key when no navigation interface is visible.

Custom Select Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Enter key.

Space Function
You can assign a special/custom function to the Space key.

Custom Space Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Space key.

Left / Right Functions
You can assign special/custom functions to the Left/Right keys when no navigation interface is visible.

Custom Left Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Left key.

Custom Right Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Right key.

Up / Down Functions
You can assign special/custom functions to the Up/Down keys when no navigation interface is visible.

Custom Up Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Up key.

Custom Down Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Down key.

Insert Function
You can assign a special/custom function to the Insert key when no navigation interface is visible.

Custom Insert Function
By pressing the "..." button, you can select a function you want to associate with the Insert key.

Custom Media Key File
Zoom Player allows you to assign different keyboard mapping for DVD and Media modes. This allows you to use the same keys (or remote buttons) to access different functionality in different modes. To edit Zoom Player's keyboard mapping, click on the "New / Edit" button. Once clicked, you will be prompted for a file name (for the new keyboard mapping file). Choose a file name (don't use "default.key" as it may get erased when installing a new version) and press save. With the file name selected, Zoom Player will now open the keyboard editor with the default key-map and let you edit/add new keys.

Custom DVD Key File
DVD key mapping works in exactly the same way as mapping media mode keys.

Editing the Keyboard Functionality
When editing new keys you will notice that there are several different functionalities you can assign to each key:
1. Regular (a standard Zoom Player function).
2. Extended (an extended function that includes a parameter).
3. Multimedia (standard function linked to a multimedia key).
4. Navigation (a special navigation function such as up/down).
5. Global Hotkey (a standard function that works even if the window is not active).

For a complete list of all functions and extended functions, check out the Function list.