#193 How To Define Shortcut Key in Custom String Name

Alan Lemly

I have low vision and use keyboard shortcuts extensively as opposed to the mouse when navigating on my computer. I have about seven Custom String fields that I use with KeePass and I was wondering if it's possible to designate what letter in their name will be the shortcut key to select it instead of using the mouse to do so. This would be the key that is underlined in a standard Windows menu listing. Since many of my custom strings begin with the same letter, using it doesn't really work for me. Is it possible to designate the shortcut key used in a custom string name and if so, how is this done? If not, does KeePass use the first character as the default? If the first character is the default, does pressing that character cycle through the custom string fields beginning with the same character when the user has that context list displayed?

Thanks so much for any help you can offer with this issue.



  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-04-05

    It seems to me that the first character is used as a search identifier. Presumably you can type more than one character.

    cheers, Paul

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-06-25
    • status: open --> closed
    • Priority: 4 --> 5
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-06-25

    KeePass uses the standard Windows behavior. Pressing a key selects the item that starts with this key letter. If there are multiple entries starting with the key letter, the selection cycles through all matching entries.

    If you don't want this cyclic behavior, you could prepend a unique letter to the string (but that of course don't look very nice).

    Best regards,


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