New Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts in Sage 300 Web Screens

Navigating the Sage 300 interface efficiently is crucial for maximizing productivity. Understanding and utilizing shortcut keys can significantly enhance your user experience, optimize your workflow, and make your system users more proficient with your company’s ERP software. In fact, using the keyboard, instead of the mouse, can save eight workdays per year, if your job requires you to be on a computer throughout a standard 8-hour workday. You don’t need to be a programmer or a developer to see the benefits of keyboard shortcuts. Regular Sage 300 users can save hours of time over their lifetime if they’re familiar with the system’s keyboard tricks.

An update for Sage 300 introduced a new set of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to open screens from the navigation menu without having to bounce back and forth to the mouse. Here’s a look at these new commands available in Sage 300 Web Screens.

New Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigation

The opportunity to increase productivity within our workflows with simple-to-use keyboard shortcuts is what makes us happy to announce this Sage 300 update. The following shortcuts now allow you to move around the navigation menu and open Sage 300 web screens:

  • Tab - Go to the next menu item.
  • Shift + Tab - Go to the previous menu item.
  • Arrow Keys - Move around in the menu. Right and left arrows move through the levels of the menu structure (into and out of submenus). Up and down arrows move through the items within a menu or submenu.
  • Enter or Space - Open a submenu or screen.
  • Escape - Close any open submenus and go to the main menu.
  • Home - Go to the first item in the current menu.
  • End - Go to the last item in the current menu.

Other Common Keyboard Shortcuts for Data Entry

Since were already talking shortcuts, lets review a few others that are commonly used. Although these keyboard shortcuts are not exactly new to Sage 300, when used correctly, they may help you speed up data entry in Sage 300 web screens:

  • Enter - Apply changes to the field you are editing.
  • Tab - Go to the next field.
  • Pg Up - Go to the top of the window in view.
  • Pg Dn - Go to the bottom of the window in view.
  • Shift + Tab - Go to the previous field.
  • Esc - Close Finders, pop-up screens, and messages (note: this keyboard shortcut may not work for all screens and messages depending on the active screen or web browser being used).
  • F1 for Help - Whenever you need assistance or clarification within Sage 300, pressing F1 opens the help window related to the current screen or module you're working on. This feature is invaluable for quick reference and troubleshooting.
  • F5 for Finder - The F5 key is your gateway to the Finder tool, a powerful feature in Sage 300 that allows you to search for records or specific information within the database. It's particularly useful when dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Tab and Shift+Tab for Field Navigation - Navigating between fields in a form or a window is made seamless with the Tab key, which moves the cursor to the next field. Conversely, Shift+Tab takes you back to the previous field. This method of navigation is not only faster but also reduces the likelihood of manual errors.

Speed up your workflows and gain better control and mastery of Sage 300 by following these navigation shortcut tips! If youre looking for more, refer to this guide for the full range of keyboard shortcuts in Sage 300 web screens.

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