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#691 Keyboard Shortcut for an entry

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nobody
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2013-09-24
2012-11-23
DrK
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Can you add a new field to an entry so that it can be assigned a keyboard shortcut. Since numeric keys are not usually used for normal shortcuts to menu items/functions, I suggest that these could be used (see below re: ensuring there are no conflicts and global vs database values).

For example, a user could assign Ctrl+1 to an entry. If this keyboard shortcut is pressed, that entry is automatically selected. This saves the user doing a Find to get to it or expanding the tree to get to the specific entry.

Obviously, details of these shortcuts would need to be retained after opening a database to ensure that a particular value is not used more than once. Similarly, checks need to be made to ensure an entry keyboard shortcut does not conflict with a menu item/function keyboard shortcut. This is more difficult since the menu item/function shortcut is 'global' whereas an entry shortcut would be database specific. A solution would be that numeric values are reserved for entries as this gives potentially 60 possible entries which should be enough (calculated from 10 each (0-9) for Ctrl, Ctrl + Shift, Alt, Alt + Shift, Crtl + Alt and Ctrl + Alt + Shift).

Discussion

  • DrK
    DrK
    2013-08-24

    This has been implemented and will be in 3.32

     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2013-08-25

    • summary: Keyboard Shortcut for an etnry --> Keyboard Shortcut for an entry
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2013-09-24

    • Status: pending --> closed