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Work in windows and dialog boxes in MS Access


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Work in windows and dialog boxes in MS Access

Using a program window

ALT+TAB

To switch to the next program

ALT+SHIFT+TAB

To switch to the previous program

CTRL+ESC

To show the Windows Start menu

CTRL+W

To close the active database window

CTRL+F6

To switch to the next database window

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

To switch to the previous database window

ENTER

To restore the selected minimized window when all windows are minimized

Using a dialog box

CTRL+TAB or CTRL+PAGE DOWN

To switch to the next tab in a dialog box

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB or CTRL+PAGE UP

To switch to the previous tab in a dialog box

TAB

To move to the next option or option group

SHIFT+TAB

To move to the previous option or option group

ALT+DOWN ARROW

To open the selected drop-down list box

ESC

To close the selected drop-down list box

ENTER

To perform the action assigned to the default button in the dialog box

ESC

To cancel the command and close the dialog box

ALT+F4

To close a dialog box

Arrow keys

To move between options in the selected drop-down list box, or to move between some options in a group of options

SPACEBAR

To perform the action assigned to the selected button; select or clear the check box

Letter key for the first letter in the option name you want (when a drop-down list box is selected)

To move to the option by the first letter in the option name in a drop-down list box

 

ALT+letter key

To select the option, or to select or clear the check box by the letter underlined in the option name

Editing in a text box

HOME

To move to the beginning of the entry

END

To move to the end of the entry

LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW

To move one character to the left or right

CTRL+LEFT ARROW or CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

To move one word to the left or right

SHIFT+HOME

To select from the insertion point to the beginning of the entry

SHIFT+END

To select from the insertion point to the end of the entry

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To select one character to the left

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To select one character to the right

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To select one word to the left

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To select one word to the right

                               

Work with the Open, File New Database, and Save dialog boxes

ALT+1

Go to the previous folder (Button image )

ALT+2

Open the folder up one level from the open folder (Up One Level button Button image )

ALT+3

Close the dialog box, and open your World Wide WebWorld Wide Web search page (Search the Web button Button image )

ALT+4

Delete the selected folder or file (Delete button Button image )

ALT+5

Create a new subfolder in the open folder (Create New Folder button Button image )

ALT+6

Switch between List, Details, Properties, and Preview views

ALT+7

Show the Tools menu (Tools button)

 


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