Appendix A. Keyboard shortcuts

You need both a keyboard and a pointing device to use STAF GUI. However, you can use the keyboard alone to perform some of the most common tasks. This appendix lists the keyboard shortcuts.

Choosing menu items

You can open the menus by pressing the underlined character together with the Alt key. Once the menu is opened, you can access menu items by pressing the underlined character key.

Using shortcut keys in dialogs

When you open any dialog, one element (such as a button, a text box, an entry in a list box, or a checkbox) is indicated by a dotted box around the element, by a blinking cursor or by highlighting. This element is said to have the focus on it.

Press the Tab key to change the focus from one element or area to the next, or press Shift+Tab to go in the reverse direction.

  • If the focal point is a button, pressing Enter runs it as if you had clicked it with the mouse.

  • If the focal point is a checkbox, pressing the spacebar changes the toggled status.

  • If the focal point is a radio button, pressing the arrow keys changes the selected status.

Press Esc to close the dialog without saving changes.

Shortcut keys

Table A.1. General Shortcut keys
Keyboard Shortcuts Results
Tab Advances focus to the next element
Shift+Tab Moves the focus to the previous element
Enter Activates the focused button
spacebar Toggles the focused checkbox
arrowkeys Changes the selected states of radio group
Ctrl+S Saves the current response
Ctrl+P Prints the current response
Ctrl+X Cuts the selected text and keeps that in clipboard
Ctrl+C Copies the selected text
Ctrl+V Pastes from the clipboard
Del Deletes the selected text
Ctrl+F Shows Find toolbar
Ctrl+G Finds again
Ctrl+A Selects all texts
Ctrl+L Shows add pool dialog
Ctrl+E Shows edit pool dialog
Ctrl+M Shows add machine dialog
Alt+left arrow Shows one request backward in history (for Windows and Linux)
Alt+right arrow Shows one request forward in history (for Windows and Linux)
Command+] Shows one request backward in history (for Mac OS X)
Command+[ Shows one request forward in history (for Mac OS X)
Shift+Ctrl+H Shows history window (for Windows and Linux)
Ctrl+H Toggles history enable state
Ctrl+R Shows preference window