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QAD .NET UI and Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts
The following tables summarize keyboard shortcuts in QAD .NET UI.
Terminal Mode
These shortcuts can be used in all programs in Character terminal mode.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
F2
Help
Display help for current cursor focus.
Ctrl+P
Display user-selected programs
Displays a list of user-selected programs
F1
or
Ctrl+X
Next frame
Submit current data in current frame and move to the next frame. Equivalent to Next button click, Go, Enter or Tab in the Character UI.
F4
or
Ctrl+E
Exit frame
Exit current frame (Back button click) and move back to previous frame. Equivalent to End in the Character UI.
F5
or
Ctrl+D
Delete record
Execute the Delete Record command when valid. (Delete button click.) In a text field, delete a single character.
F7
I
Ctrl+R
Recall
Recalls the last saved value in a field.
Shift+?
Clear Date
Clears the value date in date fields.
Enter
or
Tab
Next field
Move forward to next field within a frame or to next row within a selection list.
Ctrl+U
Previous field
Move back to previous field within a frame or to previous row within a selection list.
up arrow
or
F9
Previous record
In a field where next/previous processing is enabled, display the previous record. Equivalent to using the up arrow key in the Character UI.
F10
or
Ctrl+J
Next record
In a field where next/previous processing is enabled, display the next record. Equivalent to using the down arrow key in the Character UI. This shortcut applies if only one program is open in terminal mode.
F3
or
Ctrl+T
Insert mode toggle
Toggles insertion mode.
F8
Clear field
Clear the value in a field.
Shift+?
or
F8
Clear date field
Clear the value in a date field.
Ctrl+F
Field information
Displays information about the current program context, including the field name.
Ctrl+C
Exit program
Close currently running program.
Esc+M
Browse Menu bar
Accesses the browse menu bar. Use the mouse instead in Windows character clients.
F7
Browse options
Opens the browse options window.
Esc+F
Browse Options Toggle
Toggles the Browse Options on and off. Use the mouse instead in Windows character clients.
QAD .NET User Interface
This section lists general QAD .NET UI interface shortcuts.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
Ctrl+R
Run dynamic inquiry
Run a dynamic inquiry. Dynamic inquiries display in a dynamic, hierarchical (bucketed) format that makes them more convenient to use.
Ctrl+E
Export dynamic inquiry to Excel
Export a dynamic inquiry to Excel.
Ctrl+Shift+P
View dynamic inquiry as PDF
View a dynamic inquiry in the PDF format.
Ctrl+M
Activate the menu search bar.
Places the cursor in the menu search bar
Ctrl+F6
Displays a list of active workspaces, from most recently used to least recently used.
The current workspace is highlighted. Hold the Ctrl key and use the down and up arrow keys to scroll through the list. Release the Ctrl key to select the highlighted workspace.
Ctrl+Shift+F6
Displays a list of active workspaces, from least recently used to most recently used.
The current workspace is highlighted. Hold the Ctrl key and use the down and up arrow keys to scroll through the list. Release the Ctrl key to select the highlighted workspace.
Ctrl+Tab
Display a scrollable list of current active windows.
The most recently active window is highlighted. Hold the Ctrl key, use the arrow keys or Tab key to scroll, and release the Ctrl key to select.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Display a scrollable list of current active windows.
The least recently active window is highlighted.Hold the Ctrl key, use the arrow keys or Tab key to scroll, and release the Ctrl key to select.
Ctrl+F4
Close current window.
Closes the currently active window.
Alt+L
Run Lookup.
Opens the lookup for the field in which the cursor is placed.
Alt+F4
Exit application.
Close the QAD .NET UI.
Right arrow
Expand parent record
Expands the parent record in a grid when there is one or more child records.
Left arrow
Collapse parent record
Collapses the parent record in a grid when there is one or more child records.
Up arrow
Increment the calendar date by one.
Scroll through drop-down menus.
When a date field is selected, increments the date by one day.
Scrolls up through drop-down menu records.
Alt+Up/Down arrow
Displays drop-down menu options.
Displays drop-down menu options or displays calendar in date fields.
Down arrow
Decrement the calendar date by one.
Scroll through drop-down menus.
When a date field is selected, decrements the date by one day.
Scrolls down through drop-down menu records.
Ctrl+Right arrow
Expand a menu group folder.
Expands the menu group in the Applications area when the group has sub-menus (indicated by a +)
Ctrl+Left arrow
Collapse a menu group folder.
Collapse the menu group in the Applications area when the group has sub-menus (indicated by a +)
Space bar
Selects/De-selects field.
Selects or de-selects check fields.
F1
Displays Help.
Displays field help if the cursor is in a field, and the QAD Assist panel if the cursor is not focused on one field.
Alt+Space
Displays application system menu.
Displays the system menu, also displayed by clicking the QAD logo in top right of the menu bar.
 
QAD .NET UI Maintenance Screens
These shortcuts apply to non-component based maintenance screens in the  .NET UI.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
Enter
Same as Next button
Moves cursor to next key field
Ctrl+Enter
Same as Back button
Moves cursor to previous key field.
CTRL+F
Field Information
Displays Properties dialog for the current field.
Up arrow
Previous value
Displays the previous value for the field.
Down arrow
Next value
Displays the next value for the field.
Ctrl+P
Pivot
Sorts data in a selection list by a different column.
Alt+B
Drill down
Drills down to the lookup for the current field.
Tab
Next field
Moves the cursor to the next key field.
Shift+Tab
Previous field
Moves the cursor to the previous key field.
Space bar
Select field in selection list
Selects the current highlighted field in a selection list.
Page Up
Previous page in selection list
For selection lists which span multiple screen pages, displays the previous page.
Page Down
Next page in selection list
For selection lists which span multiple screen pages, displays the next page.
Product Structure Maintenance
These shortcuts are specific to Product Structure Maintenance.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
down arrow
Navigate down hierarchy
In Product Structure Maintenance ( .NET User Interface mode), navigate downwards in the product structure hierarchy.
up arrow
Navigate up hierarchy
In Product Structure Maintenance ( .NET User Interface mode), navigate upwards in the product structure hierarchy.
right arrow
Open hierarchy item
In Product Structure Maintenance ( .NET User Interface mode), open an item in the product structure hierarchy.
left arrow
Close hierarchy item
In Product Structure Maintenance ( .NET User Interface mode), close an item in the product structure hierarchy
Enterprise Financials
These shortcuts apply to component-based Enterprise Financials programs.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
F3
Balance transaction amounts
In Enterprise Financials transaction grids, place the cursor in the debit or credit field and press F3 to balance the transaction amount.
Ctrl+Z
Undo last action
When creating a record, this cancels the create activity without saving any record details.
Ctrl+S
Save current record
Used when creating or modifying records. Saves the current data
Ctrl+N
Switch to Create activity
Switches to this activity from any other component activity.
Ctrl+B
Switch to View activity
Switches to this activity from any other component activity.
Ctrl+O
Switch to Modify activity
Switches to this activity from any other component activity.
Ctrl+D
Switch to Delete activity
Switches to this activity from any other component activity.
Insert
Insert a row
Inserts a new row into a grid
Delete
Delete a row
Deletes a row from a grid
Tab
Moves the cursor to the next field in a grid or form
Moves the cursor and highlights the next key field on a form or grid.
Shift+Tab
Moves the cursor to the previous field in a grid or form
Moves the cursor and highlights the previous key field on a form or grid.
Enter
Saves the current record
Saves the current record in a Create or Modify screen.
F1
Displays program help
Displays context-sensitive help for the current screen.
F2
Focuses the cursor on the first key field in a grid, and toggles between field and grid
Highlights the first key field in a grid, and toggles to highlight the grid itself.
QAD Messaging
These shortcuts are specific to the QAD Messaging feature.
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
Ctrl+N
Create a message
Enabled when you select a Messaging folder.
Ctrl+E
Edit a message
Enabled when you select a message.
Ctrl+S
Send a message
Enabled when you select a message in the Drafts folder.
Ctrl+Shift+R
Restore a message
Enabled you select a message in the Deleted folder.
Ctrl+M
Move a message
Moves messages to different folders.
Ctrl+R
Reply to a message
Reply to the current message.
Ctrl+Shift+A
Reply to all for a message
Reply to all recipients of the current message.
Ctrl+F
Forward a message
Forward the current message.
Delete
Delete a message
Delete the currently selected message.
Ctrl+P
Print a message
Print the current message.
Ctrl+Shift+M
Refresh the message list
Refresh the current Inbox folder.
Ctrl+G
Send a message
Save the current new message.
Ctrl+S
Save a message.
Save the message (to the Drafts folder).
Browse Maintenance
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
Ctrl+N
New browse
Create new browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+O
Open browse
Open browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+S
Save browse
Save browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+D
Delete browse
Delete browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+T
Add tables
Add tables in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+R
Run browse
Run browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+I
Import browse
Import browse in Browse Maintenance.
Ctrl+E
Export browse
Export browse in Browse Maintenance.
Shift+Delete
Delete multiple browses
Delete multiple browses in Browse Maintenance.
Browses
 
Keystroke
Action
Description
Ctrl+S
Browse search panel focus
In a browse, place cursor focus on the search panel.
Enter
Refresh browse with current search conditions
In the browse search panel, refresh the query based on the current search conditions in the browse search panel.
up arrow
and
down arrow
Set browse search date
In the browse search field, when the field is a date, use the up arrow or down arrow keys to enter the current date and then move up or down from the current date.
Alt+up arrow
First set of browse records
Display first set of records in a browse.
Alt+left arrow
Previous set of browse records
Display previous set of records in a browse.
Alt+right arrow
Next set of browse records
Display next set of records in a browse.
Alt+down arrow
Last set of browse records
Display last set of records in a browse.
up arrow
or
right arrow
Previous browse record
Select the row previous (above) the current row in a browse.
down arrow
or
left arrow
Next browse record
Select the row after (below) the current row in a browse.
Tab
Next field in browse toolbar
Move focus to next field or button in browse toolbar.
Shift+Tab
Previous field in browse toolbar
Move focus to previous field or button in browse toolbar.
Alt+
move mouse
Rotate 3D browse chart
Rotate 3D browse chart.
Alt+
move mouse scroll wheel
Zoom 3D browse chart
Zoom 3D browse chart.
Ctrl+F4
or
Ctrl+Enter
Exit browse
Close the browse. Cursor must be in browse record display area for this shortcut to take effect.
Note that if the cursor is in the Search panel of a browse, Ctrl+Enter opens and closes the panel.
Ctrl+P
Print browse
Print the current browse.