Here are the lists of Key Board shortcuts to add more value for Dynamics SL Users.
F1 – brings up the help screen for the active working screen.
F2 – Locate the cursors in the active field with selection. User can change the values easily without mouse help.
Date Field vs F2 Key
If users press the F2 key in date field,the Relative Date (98.240.00) popup screen will appear for changing the date value using Relative/Absolute template.
This way user can set the Day, Month & Year of the date easily without any confusion against the system date formats settings.
Period Field vs F2 Key
If users press the F2 key in Period field,the Relative Period (98.250.00) popup screen will appear for changing the period value using Relative/Absolute template.
F3 or Double-right-click – brings up the possible values list for the current field (if one exists). This will only ever work on string fields and dates.
SHIFT + F3 – brings up the Look up extended possible values for a field
F4 – allows the user to change the screen between Form and Grid view for the active grid level. Also Property window appears when we press F4 in standard screen customization.
F5 – clears the value in the active field. If the field is required, this function will generate an error message and not work, but for any other field it will allow you to clear the existing value.
F6 – brings up the Insert Object wizard in Standard screen customization
F7 – sets the active date field to the current business date and shows up the visual basic editor in standard screen customization.
F9 – brings up the notes screen for the active level (if there is a note for that level).
F10 – brings focus to the SL menu screen.
DELETE - Used to delete the focused detail line, focus on entity Delete entity after confirmation. Delete either batch or document after confirmation.
INSERT- Insert new row, entity and batch or document after confirmation.
CTRL + S - After completing error checks, save all changes in the current screen.
CTRL + E - Exports the grid detail to an Excel Workbook.
Note: In Dynamics SL 2011 user can export the possible values lists to Excel using CTRL+E.
ESC - Abandons all changes in the current screen since last save and refreshes display.
ALT + F4 - Closes the active screen.
SHIFT + F4 – appears the customized property browser for the selected control.
HOME – moves the cursor to the first segment of selected row in the Grid.
END – moves the cursor to the last segment of selected row in the Grid.
CTRL + HOME - moves the cursor to the first segment of first row in the Grid.
CTRL + END - moves the cursor to the last segment of last row in the Grid.
Keyboard shortcuts combine the ALT key with another key to take you to an area of a screen or to open a menu. The additional key is identified by an underscore (_) below a letter in the name of a screen area or menu option. For example, if we press ALT+ A opens up the Action Menu in the screen.
I hope these tips are useful in our day to day Dynamics SL transactions :)