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Shortcut / Hot keys


Shortcut keys (or Hot keys) allow common functions to be carried out using the keyboard rather than the mouse. They are a particular combination of keys that have been programmed to carry out a particular function in an application. Shortcut keys require the pressing of the designated keys at the same time. Often they use Ctrl, Shift or Alt in combination with a letter or number. For example many applications use Ctrl + S to Save or Ctrl + P to print. They are quick to use so they save you time.
 
How to use a shortcut key to create a New Appointment
In the Appointment Book
Click on a day (to ensure that it is the focus window)
Press and hold down, then press
 
The Edit Appointment dialog box should display
Continue to create the appointment as usual
 
 
Appointment Book Hotkeys
 
Ctrl + n
Creates a new appointment
Ctrl + d
Deletes the selected appointment
Ctrl + g
Go to date
Ctrl +1
Jumps ahead one week from the date selected
Ctrl + 2
Jumps ahead two weeks from the date selected
Ctrl + 3
Jumps ahead three weeks from the date selected
Ctrl + 4
Jumps ahead four weeks from the date selected
Ctrl + 5
Jumps ahead five weeks from the date selected
Ctrl + 6
Jumps ahead six weeks from the date selected
 
Note: the date jump keys can be used together, for example: Ctrl + 6 followed by Ctrl + 2 will jump ahead 8 weeks
Ctrl +
Increase the timeslots that display within an hour (use the numeric keypad + button)
Ctrl -
Decrease the timeslots that display within an hour (use the numeric keypad - button)
 
 
Application-wide Hotkeys
 
Ctrl + F    
Opens the Find Client search from anywhere within myPractice
Ctrl + Del
Reset a dropdown list to 'nothing'
F4
Opens a dropdown list
Tab
Moves between fields
Space bar
Ticks or unticks a Tickbox
Alt + F4
Closes a window (without saving)