Keyboard Shortcuts

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The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.4.
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MainBoss allows standard Windows keyboard shortcuts such as <Ctrl+C> for copy and <Ctrl+V> for paste.

You can also use <Tab> to move to the next field in a window. If you're filling out a form, you can just tab from one field to another rather than using the mouse. <Shift+Tab> moves backward to the previous field.

In any table viewer, the shortcut sequence <Ctrl+F> opens the search window. The search will be applied to whatever list of records you clicked most recently. For example, if you most recently clicked a list of unit records, <Ctrl+F> will let you search through units. However, if you were looking at a unit record and your most recent click was on the unit's list of service contracts, then <Ctrl+F> would search through service contracts. (<Ctrl+F> will not work if your most recent click was on the MainBoss control panel—it only works if your most recent click was in some sort of table viewer.)

If the search window is not open, the <F3> function key has the effect of Find Next, searching for whatever you searched for most recently. This means that pressing <F3> repeatedly will perform the same search over and over.

MainBoss buttons often allow keyboard shortcuts. To see the shortcuts in a window, press the <Alt> key. One letter of each button will be underlined, as in Save. Pressing <Alt> plus the underlined letter is equivalent to clicking the button, so that <Alt+S> is equivalent to clicking the Save button.

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