We all probably know that “CTRL J” hot key gives us the system information. But did you know that there are a lot more available. But you do not have to trouble your brain to remember them, simply press navigate to a search or transaction page and invoke hot key “CTRL K” to get all the information. Below are the results from PeopleSoft “CTRL K“.
Accessing your application using the keyboard
Keyboard navigation is controlled by Hot keys and Access keys .

List of Hot Keys
Alt 1– Executes different buttons depending on the page type

> Save button on the Toolbar in a page
> OK button on a secondary page
> Search or Add button on a Search or Lookup page

Alt 2 — Return to Search
Alt 3 — Next in List
Alt 4 — Previous in List
Alt 5 — Valid Lookup Values
Alt 6 — Related Links
Alt 7 — Insert Row in grid or scroll area
Alt 8 — Delete Row in grid or scroll area
Alt 0 — Refreshes the page by invoking the Refresh button on the Toolbar
Alt . — Next set of rows in grid or scroll area [e.g., Alt period]
Alt , — Previous set of rows in grid or scroll area [e.g., Alt comma]
Alt /– Find in grid or scroll area [e.g., Alt forward slash]
Alt ‘ — View All in grid or scroll area [e.g., Alt prime]
Alt — Toggle between Add and Update on the Search page [e.g., Alt backslash]
Ctrl J– System Information
Ctrl K> — Keyboard Information
Ctrl Y>– Toggle menu between collapse and expand.
Ctrl Tab> — Toggles focus through the frame set
Enter >– Invokes the following buttons where present: OK, Search, Lookup
Esc >– Cancel

List of Access Keys
Alt 9> — Takes you to the Help line
Alt >– Takes you to the Toolbar [e.g., Alt backslash Enter]
Ctrl Z> — Takes you to the Search box of the Menu

Menu Access Keys
The Ctrl Z combination will focus your cursor onto the menuing system. From there, you can use your tab key (or shift-tab to reverse direction) to navigate through the menu hierarchy.

About Access keys and Hot keys
>   An Access Key is an Alt key combination that moves focus to a specified field on the current page.
For example, Alt moves focus to first button on the Toolbar. Then pressing the Enter key would invoke that action. Or, you may use the Tab key to move you to the next Toolbar button.
>   A Hot Key performs an immediate action. For example, when focus is in a field that has lookup processing, Alt 5 invokes the Lookup page without having to press the Enter key.

Posted by Nitin Pai
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July 31st, 2007

Comments (1)

chenter ying - April 15th, 2009

is there anyway to create my own custom hot key - action?