August 1, 2019 - By Bredet Services

Note:
  • The keyboard shortcuts are supported by most web browsers; however, the behavior may vary slightly.
  • The keyboard shortcuts described here refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. The layout of the keys on other keyboards may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.
  • Most of the shortcuts are the same no matter whether the operating system is Windows or macOS; however, there are some shortcuts that differ for macOS.

General Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table describes keyboard shortcuts for navigating and accessing different elements of a page, such as actions, drop-down lists, lookups, and more. For details about keyboard shortcuts for navigating records once you get inside a list, see the next section.

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Open a drop-down list or look up a value for a field.Alt+Down Arrow
See the transactions that resulted in a calculated value in a field.Alt+Right Arrow
Show and hide the FactBox pane.Alt+F2
Open Tell me what you want to do box that can help you find a page, a report, an action on the current page, or an article in the documentation.Alt+Q
(Ctrl+Alt+Q)
Open the My Settings page.Alt+T
Show tooltip for a field or a column header of a table. If the field has validation errors, press "Alt+Up Arrow" to show the validation error. Press "Esc" or "Alt+Up Arrow" to close the tooltip.Alt+Up Arrow
Open and close the page inspection pane. The page inspection pane shows information about the page, like its source table, fields, filters, extensions, and more.Ctrl+Alt+F1
Copy the value of field. If the field is in focus, and you have not selected any text in the field, this will copy the entire value. If you have selected any text in the field, then it will copy the selected text only.Ctrl+C
Open the Business Central help for the page.Ctrl+F1
Reload the Business Central application.

This is similar to selecting refresh/reload in the browser.
Ctrl+F5
Refresh the data on the current page.

Use this to ensure that the data on the page is up-to-date with any changes that others have made while you are working.
F5
Switch between wide and narrow layout view.Ctrl+F12
Enable or access the element or control that is in focus.Enter
Close the current page or drop-down.Esc
Move focus to the next control or element on a page, such as actions, buttons, fields, or list headings.Tab
Move focus to the previous control or element on a page, such as actions, buttons, fields, or list headings.Shift+Tab

Keyboard Shortcuts in Lists

This table describes the keyboard shortcuts that you can use in a list page. The shortcut action is slightly different depending on whether the page is shown in the list view or tile view.

General

Action (list view)Keyboard shortcutTo do this in a tile view
Sort the selected column in ascending or descending order.Alt+F7Not applicable.
Open a menu of options that are available for selected row.Shift+F10Not applicable.
Open a page for creating a new record; the same way as selecting the New action.Alt+NSame.

Navigating Between Rows and Columns

Action (list view)Keyboard shortcutTo do this in a tile view
Select the first row in the list; focus remains in the same column.Ctrl+Home
(Fn+Ctrl+Left Arrow)
Move to the first tile in first row.
Select the last row in the list; focus remains in the same column.Ctrl+End
(Fn+Ctrl+Right Arrow)
Move to the first tile in first row.
Move to the first field in the row.Home
(Fn+Left Arrow)
Move to the first tile in first row.
Move to the last field in the row.End
(Fn+right Arrow)
Move to the first tile in first row.
Open the record that is associated with the field.

Only relevant if a card page is associated with the record.
EnterOpens the record.

Only relevant if a card page is associated with the record.
Move focus to the next element outside the list.Ctrl+EnterMove focus to the next element outside the list.
Move in the same column to the field in the row below.Down ArrowMove in the same column to the tile in the row below.
Move in the same column to the field in the row above.Up ArrowMove in the same column to the tile in the row above.
In a view-only list, move in the same row to the next field to the right.

In an editable list, move to the right within the current field.
Right ArrowMove in the same row to the next tile to the right.
In a view-only list, move in the same row to the previous field to the left.

In an editable list, move to the left within the current field.
Left ArrowMove in the same row to the previous tile to the left.
Scroll to display the set rows above the current rows in view.Page Up
(Fn+up Arrow)
Scrolls to display the set of tiles above the current tiles in view.
Scroll to display the set rows below the current rows in view.Page Down
(Fn+down Arrow)
Scroll to display the set of tiles below the current tiles in view.
In editable list, move in the same row to the next field to the right.TabNot applicable.
In editable list, move in the same row to the previous field to the left.Shift+TabNot applicable.

Selecting, Copying, and Pasting

Action (list view)Keyboard shortcutTo do this in a tile view
Extend the selection of rows to include the row that you click.Ctrl+Click
(Cmd+Click)
Not applicable.
Extend the selection of rows to include the row that you click and all the rows in between.

You can use this after using Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Up Down to expand your selection.
Shift+ClickNot applicable.
Move focus to the row above and keep the current row selected.Ctrl+Up Arrow
(Ctrl+Cmd+Up Arrow)
Not applicable.
Move focus to the row below and keep the current row selected.Ctrl+Down Arrow
(Ctrl+Cmd+Down Arrow)
Not applicable.
Open the My Settings page.Extend the selection of rows to include the focused row.

You can use this after using Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow to expand your selection.
Ctrl+Space Bar
(Ctrl+Cmd+Space)
Not applicable.
Select all rows.Ctrl+ANot applicable.
Extend the selection of rows to include the row below.Shift+Up ArrowNot applicable.
Extend the selection of rows to include the row below.Shift+Down ArrowNot applicable.
Extend the selection of rows to include all visible rows above the current selection of rows.Shift+Page Up
(Shift+Fn+Up Arrow)
Not applicable.
Extend the selection of rows to include all visible rows below the current selection of rows.Shift+Page Down
(Shift+Fn+Down Arrow)
Not applicable.
Copy the selected rows to the Clipboard.Ctrl+C
(Cmd+C)
Not applicable.
Paste the selected rows from the Clipboard into the current page or external document, like Microsoft Excel or Outlook email. You can only do this in editable lists.Ctrl+V
(Cmd+V)
Not applicable.
Copy the field in the same column of the row above, and paste it into the current row. You can only do this in editable lists. Using this shortcut followed by a Tab lets you quickly fill out fields in line items that you want to have the same value as the row above.F8Not applicable.

Searching and Filtering Lists

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Toggles the search box.
• Activate the search box, so you can start typing your search text.
• If the search box is already activated, F3 returns to the list without clearing the search text.
F3
Open and close the filter pane.
• If the filter pane is not open, Shift+F3 opens it and focuses on the + Filter action under Filter list by, which lets you just hit Enter to start adding a field filter.
• If the filter pane is already open, Shift+F3 closes it but does not clear any filters that you have added.
Shift+F3
Open and close the filter pane.
• If the filter pane is not open, Ctrl+Shift+F3 opens it and focuses on the + Filter action under Filter total by, which lets you just hit Enter to start adding a totals filter.
• If the filter pane is already open, Ctrl+Shift+F3 closes it but does not clear any filters that you have added.
Ctrl+Shift+F3
Toggle filtering to the selected value.
• Applies a column filter on the selected field value in the list. This does the same as choosing Filter to this value from a column heading. It opens the filter pane, sets filter to the selected value, while focus remains on cell in the list.
• If the column is already filtered, Alt+F3 clears the filter on that column.
Alt+F3
Open the filter pane and add a filter on the selected column in the list. Focus is on the new filter field which lets start typing the filter criteria right away.

This does the same as selecting Filter from the column heading.

If there is already a filter on the field, a new filter is added.
Shift+Alt+F3
Reset filters. This does the same as choosing Reset filters in the filter pane, and it applies to field and totals filters.

Filters return to the default filters for the current view. If the current view is All, then this is the same as returning to an unfiltered view with all records.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F3
Change focus from the the filter pane back to the list.Ctrl+Enter

 

Keyboard Shortcuts in Cards and Documents

These shortcuts are available on card pages (like Customer) and document pages (like Sales Order) for displaying and modifying records.

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Collapse and expand the current FastTab.Alt+F6
Open a page for creating a new record; the same way as choosing the New action.Alt+N
Close the current card page and creates a new entity; the same as selecting the back arrow and then the New action.Alt+Shift+N
Open the next record for an entity.Ctrl+Down Arrow
Open the previous record for an entity.Ctrl+Up Arrow
Maximize the line items part in a document page, like a sales order or invoice. Other parts of the page are hidden, and the line items part expands to entire workspace. Press the keys again to return to the normal display.Ctrl+Shift+F12
Move to next FastTab or part (sub-page).F6
Move to previous FastTab or part (sub-page).Shift+F6

 

Quick Entry Shortcuts for Fields

The shortcuts below pertain to the Quick Entry feature on cards, documents, and list pages. On lists, the shortcuts cannot be used when the list is in the tile view. For more information about Quick Entry, see Accelerating Data Entry Using Quick Entry.

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Confirm the value in the current field and go to the next Quick Entry field.Enter
Confirm the value in the current field and go to the previous Quick Entry field.Shift+Enter
Confirm the value in the current column and go to next Quick Entry field outside the list.

This shortcut applies to embedded lists on a page, such as line items on a sales order. It enables you to quickly get out of the list and continue entering data in other fields on the page.
Ctrl+Shift+Enter

 

Keyboard Shortcuts in Worksheets

The following shortcuts are only available on Worksheet pages, like Item Journals.

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Delete a line item.Ctrl+Delete

 

Keyboard Shortcuts in the Calendar (Date Picker)

When setting a date field, you can either enter the date manually or open a calendar (date picker) that lets you select the date you want. The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts for the calendar.

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Open the calendar if closed.Ctrl+Home
Move to the current month, current day.Ctrl+Home
(Cmd+Home)
Move to the previous day.Ctrl+Left Arrow
(Cmd+Left Arrow)
Move to the next day.Ctrl+Right Arrow
(Cmd+Right Arrow)
Move to the previous week, same day of the week.Ctrl+Up Arrow
(Cmd+Up Arrow)
Move to the next week, same day of the week.Ctrl+Down Arrow
(Cmd+Down Arrow)
Select the focused date.Enter
Close the calendar and delete current the date.Ctrl+End
(Cmd+End)
Close the calendar without a selection, keep current date.Esc
Move to the next month.Page Down
Move to the previous month.Page Up

 

Keyboard Shortcuts in the Report Preview

ActionKeyboard shortcut
Scroll down the page.Down Arrow
Scroll up the page.Up Arrow
Fits the entire page on the page.Ctrl+0 (zero)
(Cmd+0)
Go to the first page of the report.Ctrl+Home
(Cmd+Home)
Go to the last page of the report.Ctrl+End
(Cmd+Home)
Scroll to the left when the page is zoomed in so that it is not entirely in view.Left Arrow
Scroll to the right when the page is zoomed in so that it is not entirely in view.Right Arrow
Go to the next page of the report.Page Down
(Fn+Down Arrow)
Go to the previous page of the report.Page Up
(Fn+Up Arrow)
Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/keyboard-shortcuts

 

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