2018 November Release

Keyboard OperationsPermanent link for this heading

Besides working with the mouse also keyboard operation is supported. In this chapter, the available keyboard shortcuts are grouped according to the application areas.

Common Keyboard OperationsPermanent link for this heading

Shortcuts

Action

Tab

Focusses the next control.

Shift + Tab

Switches backwardly.

Enter

Executes the corresponding action on the selected element (e.g. press a button or execute a menu command and open an object).

Space Bar

Activates the selected element.

Menu Key or
Shift + F10

Opens the context menu of the selected element (if existing).

Left, Right, Up, Down Home, End

Navigates in symbol bars, object lists and structures.

Note: In a search result list, press the End key to select the last object currently visible. If there are further results, the reload is started automatically.

Home AreaPermanent link for this heading

The elements on “Home” can be selected directly using the following keyboard shortcuts, depending on the web browser. If several elements have the same initial letter, the behavior depends on the web browser (navigation in an element or selection of an element).

Microsoft Windows

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Alt + First Letter
  • Microsoft Edge: Alt + First Letter
  • Google Chrome; Alt + First Letter
  • Mozilla Firefox: Alt + Shift + First Letter

Apple macOS

  • Apple Safari: Ctrl + Alt + First Letter
  • Google Chrome: Ctrl + Alt + First Letter
  • Mozilla Firefox: Ctrl + Alt + First Letter

Linux

  • Mozilla Firefox: Alt + Shift + First Letter

Global NavigationPermanent link for this heading

All controls are located in tab order. This means you can move from one control to other forward and back.

Shortcuts

Action

Tab

Navigates to next menu command.

Shift + Tab

Navigates to previous menu command.

Ctrl + F6, Ctrl + Shift + F6

Navigates circular between the areas:

  • Home (logo)
  • search field
  • tool menu
  • actions
  • right tool area (if opened)
  • content area

Alt + 0

Activates to “Support” button.

Alt + 1

Navigates to “Home”.

Alt + 2

Navigates to the content area.

Alt + 3

Navigates to the actions.

Alt + 4

Navigates in the search field.

Alt + 5

Navigates in the opened context-independent tool or in the tool selection if no context-independent tool is opened.

Alt + 6

Navigates in the “Options” tool bar.

Alt + 9

Activates to “Quick Access” button.

Within individual complex controls like menus or structure views, you can use the arrow keys to navigate in e.g. sub-menus or tree branches.

Top BarPermanent link for this heading

In the top bar, the following shortcuts are available.

Shortcuts

Action

Right, Down

Navigates to next menu command. If the last menu command is selected, it navigates to the first one.

Left, Up

Navigates back. If the first menu command is selected, it navigates to the last one.

End

Navigates to first menu command.

Home

Navigates to last menu command.

Enter or Space Bar

Activates the selected element.

MenusPermanent link for this heading

The following menus are available:

  • Menu Bar (of the object list)
    The menu bar can be activated via the basic settings and is located above the content area.
  • Tools
    Is used for displaying and reverse clipping of tools.
  • Actions
    Provides the most important actions for the displayed list or object.
  • User
    The user menu with your name is located in the top bar and is used for defining basic settings.
  • Locations
    The location menu is located in the top bar and can be used to switch between locations.
  • Sorting
    The sorting menu is located right above the content area. It can be reached by pressing Alt + F9, if the focus is within the object list.
  • Column Menu
    Can be opened via the columns in the content area.
  • Context Menu
    Offers commands for the selected objects. Can be opened via the context menu key or Shift + F10.

Shortcuts

Action

Down

In the menu bar: Opens the selected menu and selects the first entry.

In an open menu: Select the previous entry. If the last first is selected, it steps to the last entry.

Up

In the menu bar: Opens the selected menu and selects the first entry.

In an open menu: Select the next entry. If the last entry is selected, it steps to the first entry.

Right

In the menu bar: Selects the next entry. If the last entry is selected, it steps to the first entry.

In an open menu: Opens the submenu if selected. Otherwise opens the next menu and selects the first entry.

Left

In the menu bar: Selects the previous entry. If the first entry is selected, it steps to the last entry.

In an open menu: Opens the previous menu and selects the first entry.

In a submenu: Closes the submenu and selects the first entry in the menu.

Enter or
Space Bar

Enter or Space Bar executes the selected menu command or the assigned submenu is opened.

Esc

Esc closes the opened submenus and/or menus hierarchically. On top-level either nothing happens (actions, tools) or it will navigated in the content area (menu of the object list)

Content AreaPermanent link for this heading

The most important control in the content area is the object list. It includes the title bar and the menu bar, positioned directly above it.

The object list has the following different views:

  • Cards
  • Content
  • Details
  • Preview

Single objects are displayed in the so-called Document View.

Overview of Currently Available ShortcutsPermanent link for this heading

For every Teamroom and folder within Teamrooms you can change the view of the object list between content view, details and preview. Therefor open the desired Teamroom or folder. The view can be changed via the menu or context menu command “Change View”. The context menu command is only available, if no object is selected.

Selecting, Copying and Pasting

Shortcuts

Action

Arrow keys, Home or End

Focusses and selects only one entry.

Ctrl + Arrow keys, Ctrl + Home, Ctrl + End

Navigates to an entry without selecting. All selected entries are still selected.

Page Up, Page Down

Scrolls up or down (web browser functionality) and sets the focus on the first or last entry on the displayed list part.

Character string

The input of the first or from initial letters of the object name selects the suitable object, if available.

Space Bar

Selects the focused entry.

Ctrl + Space Bar

Places or removes the selection from the focused entry.

Shift + Arrow Keys

Extends the selection.

The extension passes differently in all views (see below).

Shift + Home

Extends the selection to the beginning of the list.

Shift + End

Extends the selection to the end of the list

Ctrl + A

Selects all entries in an object list

Ctrl + C

Copies the selected objects to the clipboard

Ctrl + X

Cuts the selected objects

Ctrl + V

Pastes objects from the clipboard

Actions

Shortcuts

Action

Enter

Opens the selected object

Del

Moves the selected Teamroom objects to the wastebasket or removes them from the object list, if they are pointers.

Backspace

Navigates one page back in the web browser history.

Ctrl + Enter

Opens the attribute editor.

F2

Switches selected cell between editor and navigation mode.

Alt + F9

Navigates to the column header, if the detail view is shown, otherwise to the sorting button.

Alt + F10

Navigates to the menu of the object list.

Shortcuts for the Card ViewPermanent link for this heading

The card view, for example, is used by default in the personal folder.

Shortcuts

Action

Down

Navigates to the card directly below the currently selected card. If no such card is available, it navigates to the last card in the row.

Up

Navigates to the card directly above the currently selected card.

Left

Navigates to the next card in read order.

Right

Navigates to the card before in read order.

End

Navigates to last card in object list.

Home

Navigates to first card in object list.

Shift + Down

Selects all cards below the current card in read order.

Shift + Up

Selects all cards above the current card in read order.

Shift + Right

Extends the selection to the next card.

Shift + Left

Extends the selection to the card before.

Shift + Home

Extends the selection to the first card.

Shift + End

Extends the selection to the last card.

Shortcuts for the Content ViewPermanent link for this heading

Within Teamrooms, the content view is used by default.

Shortcuts

Action

Down

Navigates to next object.

Up

Navigates to previous object.

End

Navigates to last object.

Home

Navigates to first object-

Shift + Down

Extends the selection to the next object.

Shift + Up

Extends the selection to the previous object.

Shift + Home

Extends the selection to the first object.

Shift + End

Extends the selection to the last object.

Alt + F9

Navigates to sorting button.

Alt + F10

Navigates in the menu bar of the object list, if the menu bar is enabled.

Shortcuts for the Details ViewPermanent link for this heading

Within Teamrooms, the “Details” view can be used.

Shortcuts

Action

Down

One cell down within the current column.

Up

One cell up within the current column.

Left

One cell left within the current row.

Right

One cell right within the current row.

Home

First cell of the current column.

End

Last cell of the current column.

Ctrl + Down

Next cell within the current column without selecting it.

Ctrl + Up

Previous cell within the current column without selecting it.

Ctrl + Left

First cell of the current row.

Ctrl + Right

Last cell of the current row.

Shift + Down

Selects an additional cell below the current cell.

Shift + Up

Selects an additional cell above the current cell.

Shift + Left

Selects the whole row.

Shift + Right

Selects the whole row.

Shift + Home

Selects all lines above the current line and the current line.

Shift + End

Selects all lines below the current line and the current line.

Alt + F9

Navigates to the column header.

Alt + F10

Navigates in the menu bar of the object list, if the menu bar is enabled.

Shortcuts for the Document ViewPermanent link for this heading

Shortcuts

Action

Up

Opens the preview of the next element in the list.

Down

Opens the preview of the previous element in the list.

Context Menu Key, Shift + F10

Opens the context menu for the object displayed in the preview.

ToolsPermanent link for this heading

Tools are displayed in the left area and can be opened directly with the key combinations. The focus is always moved into the tool. You can find these commands in chapter “Global Navigation”.

Navigation (Tree View)Permanent link for this heading

The tree view allows the navigation in Teamroom and folder hierarchies.

Shortcuts

Action

Down

Navigates to the next visible entry.

Up

Navigates to the previous visible entry.

Right

Expands the tree node or navigates to the first entry of the open node.

Left

Navigates to the parent node if an entry is selected in an open path.

If an expanded node is selected it will be closed.

End

Navigates to the last entry.

Home

Navigates to the first entry.

Team and FacetsPermanent link for this heading

The “Team” tool for managing team members and the facets for search restrictions are very similar to the “Navigation” tool with shortcuts. The only difference is that the main nodes are always open. To speed up the navigation of many members the arrow keys navigate up and down at the top level directly between the highest nodes not to the next or previous entry. The deeper levels behave identically to the tree navigation.

FormsPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Cloud uses forms to display object properties and settings.

Note: Screenreader users should activate the Include All Fields in Tab Order option in the Basic Settings (see chapter “Notes on Keyboard Operations”). This way also read-only fields are included in the tab order.

Shortcuts

Actions

Tab

Navigates to the next field.

Shift + Tab

Navigates to the previous field.

Enter

Saves and closes the form.

Esc

Closes the form without saving.

Ctrl + F1

Navigates to the help text of the field, if exists. With Esc the focus switches back to the field.

Note for screen reader users:

The help area is marked as “document”. When moving the focus to the help, the screen reader should read the help text. It might be possible that you have to switch the screen reader in read mode. For JAWS press Ctrl + Y followed by the Plus key on the number pad.

Ctrl + F6

Navigates to the next form area.

Ctrl + Shift + F6

Navigates to the previous form area.

Alt + 0

Activates the “Support” button.

Alt + 2

Navigates in the first or previously focused field, if the focus is on a form button or on a tab.

Alt + 8

Navigates to the form buttons.

Process ViewPermanent link for this heading

The process view, as it can be found on the “Processes” tab, for example, has been implemented as an open, horizontal tree view. The difference to a standard tree view, however, is that the nodes cannot be collapsed and the main sequence of entries is not from top to bottom, but from left to right.

Shortcuts

Actions

Right

Navigates to the next element.

Left

Navigates to the previous element.

Down

Navigates to the below element.

Up

Navigates to the above element.

Home

Navigates to the first element.

End

Navigates to the last element.

Ctrl + Right

Navigates to the next element on the same level.

Ctrl + Left

Navigates to the previous element on the same level.

Ctrl + Shift + Left

Navigates to the superordinate element.

Context Menu Key, Shift + F10

Opens the context menu of the selection.

Alt + M

Marks the currently focused element.

Alt + P

Navigates to the marked element.

Alt + G

Navigates to the first element with “Startable” state.

Alt + B

Navigates to the element that was focused immediately before (if available).

HTML EditorPermanent link for this heading

The HTML editor for formatting text supports almost the same keyboard shortcuts in the text area as Microsoft Word.

Some of the most important shortcuts are listed below.

Shortcuts

Actions

Alt + F10

Enters the editor toolbar.

Tab

Moves to the next editor toolbar button group.

Shift + Tab

Moves to the previous editor toolbar button group.

Right

Moves to the next editor toolbar button within the group.

Left

Moves to the previous editor toolbar button within the group.

Enter or Space Bar

Activated the action of the selected button and moves the focus from the editor toolbar back to the text area.

Esc

Moves the focus from the editor toolbar back to the text area without any action.

Ctrl + B

Applies bold formatting to a text fragment.

Ctrl + I

Applies italic formatting to a text fragment.

Ctrl + U

Applies underline formatting to a text fragment.

Ctrl + L

Opens the link dialog window.