If your plug-in or a software synthesizer has a Hot Spot Clicker preset written for it, this procedure is actually very easy. Most HSC presets, written by Phil Muir and distributed with JSonar provide a shortcut key, ALT+SHIFT+P, that will automatically place your cursor on the „presets“ combo box. Here is step-by-step procedure that shows how to save a new preset when such an HSC preset is used:

  • Press ALT+SHIFT+P to jump to the „Presets“ combo edit box.
  • Type the name for your new preset and press ENTER.
  • Tab to the „Save“ button and press ENTER to save your new preset.

Please note: do not load any other presets or change any parameters before you click on the „Save“ button as described above. Otherwise, your preset name may be lost and you will have to redo the procedure again.

If the plug-in you are working with does not have an HSC set associated with it, you can save your plug-in preset as follows:

  • Route JAWS cursor to the PC cursor by pressing INSERT+Numpad_Mi­nus key.
  • Jump to the top of the window while making sure that your JAWS cursor is active.
  • Arrow around until you find the word „presets:“. From there arrow once to land on the name of the currently-active preset.
  • Doubleclick on the preset name using Numpad_Slash key. This will place your cursor in the edit field where you can type the name for your new preset. Note: make sure that the field is empty before typing in your new name.
  • Switch back to PC cursor with the Numpad_Plus key and type in the name for your preset.
  • Tab to the „Save“ button and press ENTER to confirm.

Please note: do not load any other presets or change any parameters before you click on the „Save“ button as described above. Otherwise, your preset name may be lost and you will have to redo the procedure again.

This issue may be fixed in the future versions of Sonar or JSonar.