Additional Supported Keyboard Controls for Navigating and Using the Aeon Web Client

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This article details the extra keyboard controls for various tools, menus, and fields in the Aeon Web Client that are supported in addition to the standard keyboard control conventions in place for these elements. 

Note: This is not a complete list of keyboard controls for the Aeon Web Client, but is a list of the additional keyboard controls used to perform extra actions in these areas. These controls are available in addition to the common keyboard controls conventionally used with each element.

The keyboard controls listed in this article are compatible with both Windows and macOS machines unless otherwise noted.

Grids | Appointment Calendars | Date Picker Calendar Dropdowns | Datetime Fields | Dropdown Fields | Interactive Lists 


Grids

All Grids | Grids With Openable Records | Grids With Side-by-Side Controls

All Grids

In addition to standard keyboard controls, all grids in the Aeon Web Client support the additional keyboard controls listed below.

Standard grid in the Aeon Web Client

  • Control [Ctrl] + Alt + Page Up (Windows) or Control + Option + Page Up (Mac): Navigates to the first page of grid entries.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Alt + Page Down (Windows) or Control + Option + Page Down (Mac): Navigates to the last page of grid entries.
  • Home (Windows) or Fn + Left Arrow (Mac): Moves the keyboard focus to the first cell of the focused row.
  • End (Windows) or Fn + Right Arrow (Mac): Moves the keyboard focus to the last cell of the focused row.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Home (Windows or Mac) or Control + Fn + Left Arrow (Mac): Moves the keyboard focus to the first cell of the first row currently displayed in the grid.
  • Control [Ctrl] + End (Windows or Mac) or Control + Fn + Right Arrow (Mac): Moves the keyboard focus to the last cell of the last row currently displayed in the grid.
  • Escape [Esc]: Deselects the selected row in the grid.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Shift + H: Copies the data from the selected row and the grid column headers into the clipboard.
  • Enter: When the keyboard focus is on a column header cell, sorts the grid by the selected column in either ascending or descending order.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Enter (Windows) or Command + Enter (Mac): When the keyboard focus is on a column header cell not currently selected for sorting, allows you to perform multi-sorting on the grid by that additional column. 
  • Shift + Enter: When the keyboard focus is on a column header cell currently selected for sorting, clears sorting for that column.

Grids With Openable Records

Certain grids in the Aeon Web Client can be used to open the selected record to view more detailed information or navigate to other pages of the web client. These grids include the User Search Results grid and the Appointments and Emails grids on the User Information page. The additional keyboard controls available for these grids are detailed below. 

User Search Results grid

  • Enter:
    • When used in the User Search Results grid, navigates to the User Information page for the selected user record.
    • When used in the Emails grid on the User Information page, opens a window displaying the full email text for the selected email record.
  • F2: When used in the Appointments grid on the User Information page, opens the Appointment form for the selected appointment record.

Grids With Side-by-Side Controls

In some areas of the Staff Administration page, you will first need to select a record in one grid to open the details for that record in a separate adjacent grid or control for editing. The keyboard controls used to jump the focus between the grid and the adjacent control are listed below.

Side-by-Side grids in Pages section of Staff Administration Page Layouts tab

Note: Depending on your macOS version, you may need to use Control + Shift + Right/Left Arrow to perform the actions below.


Appointment Calendars

The additional keyboard controls listed below are available for use with the appointment scheduling calendars on the Aeon Web Client Dashboard and Calendar pages. However, certain controls may only be available for use with the full appointment calendar located on the Calendar page (pictured below). 

Appointment Calendar displayed on the Calendar page of the Aeon Web Client

  • Tab: Focuses the first or active item on each toolbar at the top of the calendar scheduler and then moves the focus to the next available appointment. If no appointments are available, then moves the focus out of the scheduler component. On the Calendar page, this key is also used to shift focus from the New Appointment button to the Reading Room dropdown.
  • Shift + Tab: Performs reverse focusing of the Tab key functionality in inverse order as described above. 
  • Left or Right Arrow: Navigates through the options in the second scheduler toolbar when focus has been moved there.
  • Space or Enter: Activates or opens the currently focused scheduler component or appointment.
  • Escape [Esc]: Closes any open popups. For example, this key will close the Appointment form if an appointment is opened from the calendar. 
  • Alt + 1 (Windows only): Switches to Day view on the Calendar page scheduler.
  • Alt + 2 (Windows only): Switches to Week view on the Calendar page scheduler.
  • Alt + 3 (Windows only): Switches to Month view on the Calendar page scheduler.
  • Alt + 4 (Windows only): Switches to Timeline Day view on the Calendar page scheduler.
  • Alt + 5 (Windows only): Switches to Agenda view on the Calendar page scheduler.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Left Arrow (Windows only): Navigates to the previous date period for the view selected on the Calendar page scheduler (e.g., navigates to the previous week while in Week view).
  • Control [Ctrl] + Right Arrow (Windows only): Navigates to the next date period for the view selected on the Calendar page scheduler (e.g., navigates to the subsequent week while in Week view).
  • Home: Moves the focused selection to the first time cell of the calendar scheduler on the Calendar page.
    • Arrow keys: Moves onto the next available time cell in any direction (left, right, up, or down) after moving focus into the calendar scheduler time cells using the Home key. 
    • Shift + Arrow key: Used to select multiple time cells in any direction after moving focus into the calendar scheduler time cells using the Home key. 
  • Page Up and Page Down: Scrolls up or down through the time cells area of the calendar scheduler. 

Date Picker Calendar Dropdowns

The additional keyboard controls below are available for the date picker calendar dropdowns found on date fields and datetime fields in the Aeon Web Client, and on the date dropdowns located on the appointment scheduling calendar toolbars:

Datepicker calendar dropdown displayed for Date of Birth field

  • Control [Ctrl] + Up Arrow: Moves into the inner level of view within the date picker. For example, if a full month is currently displayed allowing you to select an individual date within that month, using this control will change the date picker display to a list of months in the year, allowing you to quickly jump to a certain month.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Down Arrow: Moves into the outer level of view within the date picker. For example, if a list of months in the year is currently displayed, using this control will change the date picker to display the dates within an individual month, allowing you to quickly jump to a certain date.
  • Control [Ctrl] + Home: Moves focus to the first date in the currently selected year.
  • Control [Ctrl] + End: Moves focus to the final date in the currently selected year.

Datetime fields

The additional keyboards controls below are available for datetime fields in the Aeon Web Client, for example, the Start Date and End Date fields on the Appointment form.

Time dropdown expanded for the Start Date datetime field on the Appointment form

  • Alt + Down Arrow (Windows) or Option + Down Arrow (Mac): Toggles between the date picker calendar dropdown used to adjust the date and the time picker dropdown list used to adjust the time. 

Dropdown Fields

The additional keyboard controls below are available for dropdown fields in the Aeon Web Client, for example, the State field on the User Information page.

Dropdown expanded for State field

  • Page Down: When the dropdown list is expanded, scrolls down to the next page of dropdown options and select the first item on that page.
  • Page Up: When the dropdown list is expanded, scrolls up to the previous page of dropdown options and select the first item on that page.

Interactive Lists

The additional keyboard controls below are available for interactive lists in the Aeon Web Client, for example, the Help & Support dropdown in the web client navigation menu and the Sites window used to change the active site view (accessible from the Select Sites option in the User menu on the web client toolbar).

Interactive list within Help and Support menu

  • Up Arrow or Left Arrow: Moves to the previous list item.
  • Down Arrow or Right Arrow: Moves to the next list item.
  • Home: Jumps to the first item in the list.
  • End: Jumps to the last item in the list.

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