How to utilize the Hotkeys (F1, F2, F3) for camera snapshots

Support Article No. 4509
Latest updated: 9/12/2014


There is a way to take snapshots in the Hottab camera application, using one of the F-keys on Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X units.


  • Open file explorer and navigate to "C:\Program Files(x86)\Hottab\Hottab". 
  • Copy file "HottabCfg.ini" file to the Desktop.
    Note: This is an important step as you will be unable to save the file in it's original
    location if edited in "C:\Program Files(x86)\Hottab\Hottab".
  • Double click file "HottabCfg.ini" on the Desktop to open it in an editor. 
  • Scroll down and locate HotKeyCameraSnapshot=0. Change the assinged value of HotKeyCameraSnapshot=0 to  HotKeyCameraSnapshot=1.
  • Save and close the HottabCfg.ini file. 
  • Copy the file from the Desktop back to folder "C:\Program Files\Hottab\Hottab" and overwrite existing file. 
    Note: You may get a warning stating that you need administrator priveleges to complete this task. Select "Continue"
  • Restart the unit 

To assign the camera to a function key on the device, do the following:

  • Open Hottab on the device.
  • Select the settings icon.
  • Select the Function Key that you would like to assign the Camera to.
  • Select Short Press from the menu then Camera.
  • Exit out of Hottab.
  • Short press the Function key that you assigned the Camera to.
  • The Camera will start and will show the preview screen.
  • Now press F2 short again and a snapshot will be taken.