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  • Find by Key question

    I'm back with another question. I've tried to search for an answer on this board, but couldn't find it, so here goes.

    I have noticed this in my database, so tried it in the AlphaSports database also.

    I open the Invoice form, enter a new record. When I get to the Customer ID field, the customer.dbf table lookup form opens. (Image attached)

    If I hit the "F" key on my keyboard (to Find), an "F" appears in the search box. I don't want the F in there. I have to backspace to type in the 1st letter of the name I want to search for.

    If I hit the "L" key on my keyboard, an "L" appears in the search box, etc.

    If I click on "Find" with my mouse, then it's okay.

    I'm so used to just hitting the "F" key on my keyboard (from my previous version). I find this so much easier than grabbing my mouse and clicking on find.

    Is there something I can add in the codes to change this?

    Thanks.

    Carol

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    Re: Find by Key question

    Originally posted by cbauer50 View Post

    I'm so used to just hitting the "F" key on my keyboard (from my previous version). I find this so much easier than grabbing my mouse and clicking on find.

    Is there something I can add in the codes to change this?
    Was the previous version Alpha 4 - DOS? Or something else?
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      Re: Find by Key question

      Carol, notice the underscore on the "Find" menu choice in the customer lookup dialog? Windows is trying to tell you something. The underscore is directly beneath the "F". The underscore means the "F" is a hotkey. You can do Ctrl-F and avoid having to click "Find" with your mouse. Of course this works only while the lookup list dialog itself has focus. This is standard Windows behavior. -- tom

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      • #4
        Re: Find by Key question

        In my v8 version of AlphaSports typing the first letter of a name to find automatically opens the find by key with the first name beginning with that letter. Have you tried that?
        There can be only one.

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          Re: Find by Key question

          Hmm - I didn't have to do the Ctrl-F in v.5 - I only pressed the F key.

          Carol

          I'm a creature of habit and I suppose I'll have to get used to a lot of little different things I could do in v.5, but can't do them in v.9

          Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
          Carol, notice the underscore on the "Find" menu choice in the customer lookup dialog? Windows is trying to tell you something. The underscore is directly beneath the "F". The underscore means the "F" is a hotkey. You can do Ctrl-F and avoid having to click "Find" with your mouse. Of course this works only while the lookup list dialog itself has focus. This is standard Windows behavior. -- tom

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            Re: Find by Key question

            Didn't realize that! I was so used to hitting the "F" key first in v.5 - Thanks! Now I just have to remember to do that.

            Carol

            Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
            In my v8 version of AlphaSports typing the first letter of a name to find automatically opens the find by key with the first name beginning with that letter. Have you tried that?

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              Re: Find by Key question

              The find by key when you are in a lookup will pop up when you type any letter. So if you are looking for "George" just start typing "G" and the find by key will open with "G" in the find box.

              Allen

              Stan wins again
              Last edited by Allen Klimeck; 08-31-2009, 11:23 AM. Reason: Stan won

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              • #8
                Re: Find by Key question

                The find by key when you are in a lookup will pop up when you type any letter. So if you are looking for "George" just start typing "G" and the find by key will open with "G" in the find box.
                Even better than Ctrl-F. :)

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