Using keyboard shortcuts and accelerators
You can use keys or key combinations to perform operations that can also be done by using a mouse.
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You can initiate menu actions from the keyboard. Some menu items have accelerators, which allow you to invoke the menu option without expanding the menu. For example, you can enter CTRL+F for find, when the focus is on the details view.
The major accessibility features in the Knowledge Center enable users to use assistive technologies, magnify what is displayed on the screen, and initiate menu actions from the keyboard. In addition, all images are provided with alternative text so that users with vision impairments can understand the contents of the images.
You can initiate menu actions from the keyboard in the following ways:
- Press F10 to activate the keyboard.
Then press the arrow keys to access specific options, or press the
same letter as the one that is underlined in the name of the menu
option you want to select. For example, to select the Help Index, press F10 to activate the main menu; then use the arrow keys to select .
- Press and hold the Alt key. Then
press the same letter as the one that is underlined in the name of
the main menu option that you want to select. For example, to select the General Help menu option, press Alt+H; then press G.Tip: On some UNIX operating systems, you might need to press Ctrl instead of Alt.
- To exit the main menu without selecting an option, press Esc.
Often the directions for how to access a window or wizard instruct you to right-click an object and select an object from the pop-up menu.
- To open the pop-up menu by using keyboard shortcuts, first select the object then press Shift+F10.
- To access a specific menu option on the pop-up menu, press the same letter as the one that is underlined in the name of the menu option you want to select.
|Access the menu bar||Alt or F10|
|Exit the main menu without selecting an option||Esc|
|Go to the next menu item||arrow keys, or the underlined letter in the menu option|
|Go to the next field in a window||Tab|
|Go back to the previous field in a window||Shift+Tab|
|Go from the browser address bar to the browser content area||F6|
|Move to the cell above or below||up or down arrows|
|Move to the cell to the left or right||left or right arrows|
|Give the next component focus||Tab|
|Give the previous component focus||Shift+Tab|
|Navigate out forward||Tab|
|Navigate out backward||Shift+Tab|
|Toggle expand/collapse for entry||Enter|
|Move up/down one entry||up or down arrows|
|Move to first entry||Home|
|Move to last visible entry||End|
- Use assistive technologies, such as screen-reader software and digital speech synthesizers, to hear what is displayed on the screen. In this Knowledge Center, all information is provided in HTML format. Consult the product documentation of the assistive technology for details on using assistive technologies with HTML-based information.
- Operate specific or equivalent features by using only the keyboard.
- Magnify what is displayed on the screen.
|Go to the next link, button, or topic branch from inside a frame (page)||Tab|
|Expand or collapse a topic branch||Right and Left arrow keys|
|Move to the next topic branch||Down arrow or Tab|
|Move to the previous topic branch||Up arrow or Shift+Tab|
|Scroll to the top||Home|
|Scroll to the bottom||End|
|Go back||Alt+Left arrow|
|Go forward||Alt+Right arrow|
|Print the current page or active frame||Ctrl+P|
- Standard operating system keystrokes are used for standard operating system operations.