Friday Feature - Jumping from Tab to Tab

Friday Feature LogoLet's talk Escape keys.  I started the conversation last week and now I am on a roll. I love using my keyboard.  I am not a big fan of the mouse.  Anything I can do while typing, I am all for it. If you are similar, then you are going to love this Friday Feature.  Let's say I am working my 1099 list and I have a question about a payment to a vendor.  This is what I do:

  1. I create a search which results in a list.
  2. I click on a record on the list which opens the form.
  3. I click on the quick link to the vendor which opens another tab (Vendor).
  4. I click on the quick link for one of the payments which opens another tab (Payment).

Now I have 5 tabs going across the top of my workspace.  For goodness sake, that is way too much mousing to go from tab to tab.

What is a non-mouser to do?  Glad you asked.  I can use my control key and the number placement of the tab to jump back and forth.

  • Want to go to the Search:  Ctrl+1.
  • Want to go to the List: Ctrl+2
  • Want to go to the Form: Ctrl+3
  • Want to go to the Vendor: Ctrl+4
  • And so on.

Seriously, if you kept quick linking to more records (adding more tabs to your workspace), you could just add one more number to your ctrl+x number placement to jump to that tab.

Now I have to admit that I didn't know about this Ctrl+4 stuff with the new quick links, so this is an undocumented (at the moment) feature!  I hope you are as tickled as I am to discover this easy productive key combination that works anywhere in the system.