This article provides an overview of some of the shortcut key combinations that you can use when you're working with Business Central.
For an overview of the most popular keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard Shortcuts (PC only).
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Keyboard shortcuts aid accessibility and can make it easier and more efficient to navigate to different areas and elements on a page. They're supported by most web browsers, however, the behavior may vary slightly.
Most of the shortcuts are the same whether the operating system is Windows or macOS. However, some shortcuts differ for macOS. These shortcuts are indicated with brackets in the following sections.
General Keyboard Shortcuts
The following table describes keyboard shortcuts for navigating and accessing different elements of a page. Elements include things like actions, drop-down lists, lookups, and more. For details about keyboard shortcuts for navigating records once you get inside a list, see the next section.
Keyboard Shortcuts in Lists
The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts that you can use on a list page. The shortcut action is slightly different depending on whether the page is shown in the list view or tile view.
Navigating Between Rows and Columns
Grids containing rows and columns exist on many page types in Business Central, such as list pages and Lines parts on documents. Moving from one cell to another across a grid is fully keyboard-enabled.
Selecting, Copying, and Pasting
Searching and Filtering Lists
Keyboard Shortcuts in Cards and Documents
The following shortcuts are available on card pages, such as Customer Card, and document pages, such as Sales Order, to display and modify records.
Quick Entry Shortcuts for Fields
The following shortcuts pertain to the Quick Entry feature on cards, documents, and list pages. On lists, the shortcuts cannot be used when the list is in the tile view. For more information about Quick Entry, see Accelerating Data Entry Using Quick Entry.
When setting a date field, you can either enter the date manually or open a calendar (date picker) that lets you select the date you want. The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts for the calendar.