I absolutely love the Match Bar, and also the expandable,
alphabetical list of terms when pressing F2, but how can I insert stuff
from it into my target box, preferably using only my keyboard? I've
tried everything, but I can't seem to get anything to be transferred to
my target text.
When the list appears, click at the item or choose the item's number on the keyboard.
type the first letter of your term followed by double-shift to trigger the shorter list of terms starting with that letter.
The Matchboard and Matchbar have been for quite a long time now with no such issues reported as you describe. Perhaps, some settings from CafeTran's old version interfere. Make sure you are using the latest update 15 and try to reset via Edit > Preferences > the Reset button.
Great! By the way, I remember you are pretty much into dictation so you might be interested in binding CT with the external editor that works with Dragon software. Please check here. Jarte seems to be a promising solution. Such a binding should enable to dictate form the external editor only where needed while keeping CafeTran's editor functionality.