AccuDraw Shortcuts on non-QWERTY keyboards

When I installed CONNECT, even on a fresh machine that hadn't seen any preview versions, (OS Win7 Home SP1, 64-bit), RQ is set to Rotate ACS, RA is Rotate Quick and RW is Rotate Z. Same thing with my regular machine (Win7 Pro SP1 64 bit).

And I'm not using a physical QWERTY keyboard and settings the keyboard layout to AZERTY in Windows or the other way around.

In SS3 as in many versions before that, RA is Rotate ACS, it doesn't matter where that A is located on the keyboard.

I'm used to typing RA and the fact that my A key has been sitting in the position of the Q key on a QWERTY keyboard doesn't change that one bit. The old AccuDraw Shortcuts should have stayed fixed like they've been since as long as I care to remember, instead of changing with the keyboard layout.

You should have flagged AccuDraw Shortcuts (from the old shortcuts.txt) as NOT changing with the keyboard layout by default. Because it makes absolutely no sense at all to change these just because I'm not using a QWERTY keyboard. I know I can change the keybindings manually, but that's not something I'd care to have to explain a few hundred times.

Here everyone that installs CONNECT will complain that their AccuDraw shortcuts are broken.

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  • I have the German (ms10000030de.exe) Connect edition installed on a German Win7 with German Keyboard Layout ("QWERTZ") and Accudraw is mixing up "Z" and "Y" as the "Y"Key is treated as "Z" and "Z"-Key as "Y".

    I checked the shortcuts (-?) and we can see that they are wrong:



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