Keyboard shortcuts

You can use a combination of keys to perform an action without using a mouse. Some of the key combinations are standard and adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 and the Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification. You can refer to the following guidance to help you with the keyboard shortcuts for Cloud Application Business Insights on Mozilla Firefox ESR browser version 52 or later. These keyboard shortcuts remove the dependency on the mouse on Dashboard Designer tool.

Pre-defined keyboard shortcuts are implemented for the keyboard accessibility, which you can use for the following functions:

  • Select and drop charts while you create custom widgets.
  • Select and drop widget or charts while you create dashboards.
  • Select and drop filters while you create dashboards.
  • Select and drop widgets while you create master-listener relation for a dashboard.
  • Select and drop widget to an empty widget placeholder.
  • Select and drop dashboards while you create drill-down dashboards.
  • Select and drop dashboards and roles while you create menu nodes in menu access.

Standard keyboard shortcuts

You can navigate through the applications by using a combination of keys. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to navigate the application screens.
Key combination Function
Tab Move from one user interface element to another
Shift + Tab Move back to the previous user interface element
Enter
  • Select the user interface element
  • Expand a drop-down list
Spacebar Select or clear a checkbox
Up or down arrows Move down or up the drop-down list elements
Esc Close the active window

Specific keyboard shortcuts for Dashboard Designer

Dashboard component Key combination Function Condition to trigger
Custom widget Shift + c Opens a chart selection pop-up.

Focus must be on an empty widget placeholder while you create or edit a custom widget.

d Drops selected entity. To enable only on the selection pop over and focus on an entity that can be dragged (widget name or chart name).
Dashboard Shift + w Opens a widget or chart selection pop-up.

Focus must be on an empty widget placeholder while you create or edit a dashboard.

Shift + f Opens Filter selection pop-up. Focus must be on Filter bar while you create or edit a dashboard.
Ctrl + a Selects or deselects all the filter values in a multi select drop-down list filter. The drop-down list must be open.
Shift + r + w Opens widget list for master - listener relation. Focus must be on an empty widget node on the set relation screen.
Shift + r + d Opens Dashboard list for drill-down dashboard selection. Focus must be on an empty drill-down dashboard node in set relation.
d Drops selected entity. To be enabled only on the selection pop over when focus is on required entity.
Shift + m Copy a widget. Focus must be on the widget that needs to be copied.
Shift + d Drops the selected widget to an empty widget placeholder. Focus must be on an empty widget placeholder where you want to add the copied widget.
Menu Access Shift + d Opens dashboard list for menu access. Focus must be on the view dashboard button on a menu node.
Shift + r Opens role list for menu access. Focus must be on the view role button on a menu node.
d Drops selected entity (filter, chart, or widget). To be enabled only on the selection pop over.
Right arrow key Expands a menu node to display all the child and sibling nodes. Focus must be on the menu node and not on the expand collapse icon.

Specific keyboard shortcuts for Engine

Dashboard component Key combination Function Condition to trigger
Custom widget d Drops selected entity. To enable only on the selection pop over and focus on an entity that can be dragged, such as widget name.