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#6533 Keyboard shortcut keys in forms clash with the main menu

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2008-12-05
2008-12-05
myxiplx
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In 3.1.0, (in both Linux and Windows), many of the keyboard shortcut keys in the forms don't work properly as they clash with the main menu.

For example, in the New Item form:
Alt+I should move you to the "Inventory UOM" field, but instead opens the main Inventory menu
Alt+S should save the item, but instead opens the Sales menu
Alt+C should work as cancel, but instead opens the CRM menu

I use the keyboard a lot, and it's a far quicker way to work if you have a lot of things to enter, glitches like this really slow me down.

I'm not sure how to fix this though with the amount of menus you have.
Might it be possible to use a standard set of shortcuts in the forms for things like Save & Cancel? Ctrl+S or Esc?
And then after that, I think you just need to look at the keys used in forms more carefully. It's no good having them at all if some work and some don't.

Discussion

  • Pierce Tyler
    Pierce Tyler
    2008-12-09

    Hi, myxiplx:

    We thought we had most of these conflicts fixed. See the following issue:

    http://www.xtuple.org/mantis/view.php?id=5570

    If you've run into some we didn't identify, it would be helpful if you'd let us know what's missing.

    Thanks!
    Pierce

     
  • myxiplx
    myxiplx
    2008-12-09

    Aaah, cool. You've looked into it a lot more thoroughly than I have then. I've only done some very basic playing with the program, those I mentioned above are probably all I found. It's just that when you find so many on your first form, you tend to assume there will be more :).

    Do I need to post these anywhere else, or are they ok here? And similarly, where's the best place to post any new ones I find?

     
  • Pierce Tyler
    Pierce Tyler
    2008-12-09

    Hi, myxiplx:

    The best place to post would be in our issue tracker on www.xtuple.org. That's also where the bulk of our forum activity occurs.

    Regards,
    Pierce