Who doesn't love a good shortcut! I use keyboard shortcuts on the regular whether it's in Quickbase or other applications. Below I've gathered useful shortcuts for working with Forms, Date Fields, Rich Text Fields, Text, and a few bonus Browser shortcuts too!
Have some shortcuts of your own to share? Add them in the comments below.
Mac users: Replace "ctrl" key with the "⌘ command" key and the "alt" key with "⌥ option" key.
When manually entering a large number of records or populating a very long form, these shortcuts will be super helpful. No more back and forth between the keyboard and mouse (or trackpad).
Tip: Use grid edit if populating a lot of records at a time. Learn more about Grid Edit.
Save (or Save & Keep Working if last used)
Jump to the next field
Jump to the prior field
Check a checkbox
Select a radio button
These are some of the easiest shortcuts to use on forms or in Grid Edit. All you do is type a single key and BOOM you got your date or date & time. So simple!
Now (current date/time) in a Date/Time field
Today in a Date field
Increment one day backward
Increment one day forward
Give your rich text emphasis without taking your hands off the keyboard. Note, some font types may not display much of a change when selecting different decorations. Try a different font if you do not get the effect you're looking for.
Tip: To select text without using a mouse, hold down the shift key and use the arrow keys to highlight the text to select.
Bold selected text
Italicize selected text
Underline selected text
Hyperlink selected text (uses a lowercase L)
Accessibility Instructions with more shortcuts!
Tip: Double-click a word to select the entire word. Triple-click a word to select the entire paragraph.
These are LITERALLY the three shortcuts I use the MOST... learn them, use them, love them 😍
Select all text in a focus area
Copy selected text
Paste copied text
The 'undo' shortcut can be a lifesaver! It has saved me more than once when I accidentally deleted large amounts of text that shouldn't have been. CAUTION: it won't undo every action.
Undo the last action
Redo the last action
Tip: Use "ctrl + y" in software like Excel & Word to repeat the last action. I use this often when applying formatting in multiple locations.
These browser shortcuts will have you working at lightning speed! Note, these may not work the same in all browsers (tested in Google Chrome).
Open link in new tab
Find text on the page
Refresh the page
Go back one page
Go forward one page
Select the url in the address bar (uses a lowercase L)
18 additional Grid Edit Shortcuts in the FREE Ultimate Grid Edit Guidebook
8 additional Formula Shortcuts included in the Mastering the Text Formula course
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