Ignore your mouse

Written by Marcel Thijssen on . Posted in Exact Globe

Exact Globe Next is a Windows-oriented application, as opposed to Exact (Globe) for Dos.

This makes it so that you, as a user, have to rely more on the use of the mouse instead of the keyboard. However, after having worked for years in Exact (Globe) for Dos, you might find it more pleasant to work with your keyboard in Exact Globe Next instead of with your mouse. Below, you will find a list of keys and key-combinations that you can use during the entry process so you do not have to rely on your mouse all the time.

Working with hotkeys
First of all, you can consult this document that explains the use of the so-called hotkeys. Hotkeys make it possible to rely on menus with the keys on your keyboard instead of with your mouse.

If you would like to enter a general journal entry, you can use the following combination: </>,<F>,<B>,<G>. The letters represent [Finance, Entries, General journal].

If you would like to create a new entry in this menu, you can opt for the following combination: <Alt>+<w>. You can see the ‘w’ from the word ‘New’ is underlined. If you use the <Alt> key in combination with the underlined letter, the appropriate button will be activated.

In the general journal entry, too, you can see buttons below on the screen that can be used as such. For instance, if you wish to create a new debtor, select the combination: <Alt>+<b>, because the ‘b’ from the word ‘New debtor’ is underlined. The buttons in the toolbar (that is to say File, Edit, View and Help) can be accessed likewise.

Not just the buttons can be accessed by means of key combinations; you can also use certain keys while creating entry lines to decrease your use of the mouse. A few examples are:

<Tab> Next field
<Shift>+<Tab> Previous field
<Esc> Empty selected line. If you wish to delete the entire line entirely, then you should delete the line by using the icon ‘Delete line’ on the upper part of the screen.
<F1> Help
<F2> or <F5> Search. If this concerns a field for an amount, then the calculator will appear and if it concerns the date field, the calendar will appear.
<F3> Return to main menu.
<Alt>+<F4> Close screen.

Selection screens
In selection screens like [Finance, Reports, Interactive balance], you can also use the keyboard to run through all the options, without having to use the mouse.

<Space> Turn checkbox on/off. For instance, the option ‘Unprocessed’.
<Arrow left/right> Select radio buttons. For instance, the option ‘View’
<Arrow up/down> Select option in ‘pull down menu’. For instance, the option ‘Lay-out’.

In large selection screens like [Finance, Accounts receivable, Maintain], you can scroll by using your mouse. You can also use the keyboard for this, using the following keys:

<Page up> Scroll up
<Page down> Scroll down
<Home> Go to the beginning of the screen in one go.
<End> Go the end of the screen in one go.

Windows shortcuts
Of course, there are still the keyboard shortcuts that can be used in Windows too, such as:

<Ctrl>+<c> Copy
<Ctrl>+<v> Paste
<Ctrl>+<x> Cut
<Ctrl>+<y> Redo
<Ctrl>+<z> Undo


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