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Openbravo 2.50 shortcuts

hi all,
       I have been working with Openbravo for quite a while and with fairness to all the other ERP's, Openbravo is a good look and feel providing ERP. I used "good look and feel" instead of "good user interface" because User interface is the ease with which the customers acquaint themselves with the application. In that sense the last that a guy who is recording a sales order would want is the mouse. Its such a world that every little second delay could rob you off a customer. With a feature rich application like Openbravo lots of navigations is required. Though the developers dont feel the delay, the customers are robbed off quite a few vital seconds. This is where the shortcuts come into place. well...not all are required for all, some meant at developers alone and others at the customer alone, but may be getting used to the basic ones will save a lot of dwell time for both.

– CTRL+M - move the focus to the menu
– CTRL+Shift+M - expand or collapse the menu by pressing. After this action, the focus will be
  placed on the menu
– CTRL+U - access the user/role window where one can switch roles and defaults
– CTRL+Q - logout
– CTRL+I - open the About window
– CTRL+H - open the Help window
– CTRL+R - refresh the current frame
– CTRL+Shift+Backspace - navigate back to the previous window
– F8 - show the Alert Management window
– F9 - expand/collapse the left menu panel
– using TAB and Shift+TAB keys you can navigate back and forth between input fields
– CTRL+G - toggle between Grid View and Form View
– CTRL+N - invoke the Create New Record command
– CTRL+S - invoke the Save Record command
– CTRL+Shift+S - invoke the Save and New command
– CTRL+D - invoke the Delete Record command
– CTRL+Z - invoke the Undo command
– CTRL+A - invoke the Attach a File command
– CTRL+F - invokes the Search Records command
– CTRL+Home - invokes the Go to First Record command
– CTRL+End - invoke the Go to Last Record command
– CTRL+ArrowLeft - invokes the Go Back One Record command
– CTRL+ArrowRight - invokes the Go Forward One Record command
– F10 - moves the focus to the tab region; from there you can move through tabs using the TAB or
  Shift+TAB keys
– CTRL+L - invokes the Linked Items command
– Arrow keys - navigate through records within Grid View pressing ArrowUp and ArrowDown
– Buttons that have a letter underlined are accessible using the ALT+ combination


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