When sending messages, there are a number of short cut keys that CyberBuddy has defined for adding animations to your text. These shortcuts are listed at the end of this section. In addition, Cyberbuddy allows you to define your own shortcuts and assign them to the keys ALT 1, ALT 2, ALT 3, ALT 4, ALT 5.
When sending messages, pressing and holding the ALT key while pressing a number key (1 through 5) will add you defined text into the message.
This window allows you to enter the text that you would like to have appear. You can also add an animation command or series of animation commands. An animations command starts with '&&' followed by the character animation. (For a list of available animations, click the "Animate" button on the Send tab.)
So, for example, your defined text for ALT1 might be:
"Hello, how are you today? &&wave"
or perhaps multiple animations such as
"&&getattention &&announce &&fly"
The Standard Short Cut Keys that CyberBuddy has defined are:
ENTER key sends the message (if the "Enter Key Sends" box is checked)
(The shortcut keys can be upper or lower case)
CTRL-S or ALT-S  sends the message.
These shortcut keys add animations to the message
ALT-R adds a random gesture to message.
ALT-E adds "explain" gesture to message.
ALT-W adds "wave" gesture to message.
ALT-G adds "Greet" gesture to message.
ALT-F adds "Fly" gesture to message.
ALT-P adds "Pleased" gesture to message.
ALT-T adds "Think" gesture to message.
ALT-C adds "Confused" gesture to message.
ALT-A adds "Announce" gesture to message.
ALT-X adds "GetAttention" gesture to message.
ALT-U adds "Uncertain" gesture to message.
ALT-0 through 9 are user defined shortcut keys set in Advanced Options[href=370].
These shortcu keys add speech tags to the message
CTRL-R "Robot Voice" monotone
CTRL-E  Emphasized word
If you double-click in the Send Window, the word emphasis tag (\emp\) will be placed at the cursor position.