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Want to know hot key combination to switch ports from keyboard.

Got this unit at an auction with no docs.Works good and switches ports using front panel pushbutton,but for convinience, hot key switch is the ticket!!
Would be very gratefull for any fothcoming info.

Txs.

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Press and release CTRL-ALT-SHIFT
Press and release Machine # (1 - 4)
Press and release ENTER

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Press and release CTRL-ALT-SHIFT
Press and release 9 (This puts you into Prev/Next Mode)
Prev = Left Shift - Next = Right Shift
Press and release space bar to exit Prev/Next Mode.

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