Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts

When using MoxyDox, some areas provide shortcuts to allow you to be more efficient.  Shortcuts are simplified key presses or mouse clicks that initiate an action that would normally require many more key presses and/or mouse clicks to initiate the same action.  (Or provide access to the action closer to where the mouse pointer is instead of a farther away location that is normally required to access the same action.)

For example, when in Navigation Scene, click the right button on the mouse to present a contextual menu.  Another example in Navigation Scene is using the UP and DOWN cursor keys to move your choice of selected item.

Below is information about shortcuts available.  A nomenclature is used to abbreviate keys or mouse actions.  For example, clicking the right button on the mouse is abbreviated as RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK.  Another example is CTRL+A.  There the “+” sign is used to mean two keys are pressed at the same time.  In this case the CTRL (control) key and the “A” key are pressed simultaneously.  Some actions may represent both mouse and key actions, such as CTRL+LEFT-MOUSE-CLICK, for holding down the CTRL key while clicking the left mouse button.

Some keyboard shortcuts will also display a visual indicator to help you know that the key press was activated and what it did.  For example, in Navigation Scene, pressing DELETE will show a popup window indicating what got deleted, a Document, a Tab, several Folders, nothing, etc.  These popups fade away, but can also be dismissed with the ESC key, or LEFT-MOUSE-CLICK.

In General

In some Drop Down gadgets, like in Settings Scene or Document Scene, CURSOR-UP and CURSOR-DOWN may be used to highlight a selection and then ENTER can be used to compete the selection.

Scrollable areas are pannable by holding LEFT-MOUSE-DOWN and then moving the mouse around.  Scrollable areas are regions such as the Information Scene panel, Document Scene documents, and the UI panel in Document Scene’s Edit Mode.

Scrollable areas can be scrolled with a MOUSE-SCROLL-WHEEL for vertical scrolling and SHIFT-MOUSE-SCROLL-WHEEL for horizontal scrolling.

When a Service Affiliate uses MoxyDoxRemoteControl, they can scroll the MoxyDoxRemoteControl view with CTRL+MOUSE-SCROLL-WHEEL and SHIFT+CTRL+MOUSE-SCROLL-WHEEL.

Confirmation Windows and Pop Ups

ESC cancels and dismisses most confirmation windows.  Some other windows may be dismissed with ESC too.

ESC also cancels many Pop Ups, such as right click contextual menus, drop down menus, or tool tips.

 

Document Scene – Fill Out Mode (Using an already created document)

If the Form Designer designed tab navigation into their document’s gadgets, then the TAB key can be used to move to the next gadget for those gadgets that have a “next gadget” specified.  (SHIFT+TAB will move back to the previous gadget.)  Additionally, if those gadgets support ENTER, such as a Text Gadget, then ENTER will also move to the “next gadget”.

Document Scene – Edit Mode (Creating a Document)

If the Form Designer designed tab navigation into their document’s gadgets, then the TAB key can be used to move to the next gadget for those gadgets that have a “next gadget” specified.  (SHIFT+TAB will move back to the previous gadget.)

CURSOR-UP, CURSOR-DOWN, CURSOR-LEFT, CURSOR-RIGHT moves the selected gadget by one pixel.  (Position and size are different when Snap to Grid is on.  See Snap to Grid.)

DELETE deletes the currently selected gadget.

RIGHT-MOUSE on a gadget displays a contextual menu for that gadget.  (Menu might be different.  At the time of this writing it was as below.)

* “Gadget – Copy to Clipboard“, Copies (duplicates) this Gadget to the clipboard.  Use CTRL+V (COMMAND+V on Mac) or RIGHT-MOUSE on page for “Gadget – Paste from Clipboard (Duplicate at Mouse Location)” to paste it.  You may paste it more than once.
* “Gadget – Duplicate in Place“, Copies (duplicates) this Gadget and places the new duplicate near the original.  (Position and size are different when Snap to Grid is on.  See Snap to Grid.)
* “Gadget – Lock Position and Size“, Prevents this Gadget from being moved or resized.  All other manipulations to this Gadget are still allowed.
* “Gadget – Unlock“, Removes the lock from this Gadget.
* “Gadget – To Front“, Makes this Gadget the top most Gadget in the stacked drawing order.  (If there are other Gadgets, then they are below this gadget.)
* “Gadget – To Back“, Makes this Gadget the bottom most Gadget in the stacked drawing order.  (If there are other Gadgets, then they are above this gadget.)
* “Gadget – Delete“, Deletes this gadget.

RIGHT-MOUSE on the page (not over a gadget) displays a contextual menu for the page.  (Menu might be different.  At the time of this writing it was as below.)

* “Page – Add“, Create a new page, add it to the end of the document, and make it the active page.
* “Gadget – Add“, Create a new gadget.  You will be asked for which type to create.  (Position and size are different when Snap to Grid is on.  See Snap to Grid.)
* “Gadget – Paste from Clipboard (Duplicate at Mouse Location)“, If there is a Gadget in the clipboard (see CTRL+C (COMMAND+C on Mac) and RIGHT-MOUSE on a gadget for “Gadget – Copy to Clipboard”) then this will duplicate that Gadget and place it at the position where the RIGHT-MOUSE click was initiated.  (Position and size are different when Snap to Grid is on.  See Snap to Grid.)

Use CTRL+C (COMMAND+C on Mac) to copy the currently selected gadget to a clipboard.  Then use CTRL+V (COMMAND+V on Mac) to paste a duplicate of that gadget at the current location of the mouse pointer.  You can move the mouse and CTRL+V (COMMAND+V on Mac) more than once.  (Position and size are different when Snap to Grid is on.  See Snap to Grid.)

CTRL+Z (COMMAND+Z on Mac) can be used to undelete the last gadget deleted.  If there are multiple deleted gadgets in the deleted gadgets list, then you may use CTRL+Z (COMMAND+Z on Mac) repeatedly.  Gadgets are undeleted in the reverse order that the gadgets were deleted.  (If you delete gadget A, B, then C, then undelete will undelete C, then B, then A.)  The undeleted gadget is inserted at its original location and the undeleted gadget is made the active gadget.

 

Navigation Scene

RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK activates a contextual menu.  RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK on the container to get the container menu.  RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK on an entry in the container to select the entry and then present a menu for choices on that one entry.  Select multiple items and then RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK to present a menu for choices on all those items.

CURSOR-LEFT selects the parent container.  CURSOR-RIGHT selects the child container.  CURSOR-UP selects the entry above the currently selected entry.  CURSOR-DOWN selects the entry below the currently selected entry.

When a Document is selected, press ENTER to open the document.

DELETE will delete the selected entry or entries.

CTRL+Z (COMMAND+Z on Mac) will restore the last deleted item.  It may be pressed multiple times to keep restoring items in the reverse order they were deleted. This tracking list persists until you close MoxyDox.

CTRL+A (APPLE+A on Mac) to select all entries in a container.  CTRL+LEFT-MOUSE (APPLE+LEFT-MOUSE on Mac) to select multiple entries in a container, one at a time, by holding CTRL (APPLE on Mac) down while LEFT-MOUSE clicking each desired entry.  You can also unselect items by clicking on a selected item.

LEFT-MOUSE then SHIFT+LEFT-MOUSE to select a range of entries in a container.  You may add additional entries to your selection by then using CTRL+LEFT-MOUSE (APPLE+LEFT-MOUSE on Mac).

Tablets (Touch Screens)

When using MoxyDox on a tablet or other touch screen device, you can use gestures with one or more figures to perform actions that you normally would do via the mouse or keyboard.

In general, touching the screen with your finger (TOUCH) works like the left mouse button.  Hold your finger down (PRESS) to do the equivalent of RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK, which is usually for the contextual menu but is also used to show tooltips.

Slide your finger (DRAG) to scroll/pan an area that is displaying scroll bars.

Use your finger and thumb (PINCH) in a pinch/stretch motion to do zoom-in/out on a displayed document in Document Scene.