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Use keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft PowerApps

Author image By Tejas Patel  |  Tuesday, February 8, 2022 04:51 PM  |  4 min read

Use Keyboard ShortcutsIn Microsoft Powerapps

Keyboard shortcuts give you an alternate way to do common tasks instead of using your mouse or tapping with your finger. They help in seamless navigation of the interface. The following keyboard shortcuts apply across Microsoft Power apps.

Form(8 Shortcuts)

⤶ Enter

Complete the command for the active option or button

Esc

Cancel a command, or close a selected list or dialog box

Ctrl + S

Save

Esc

Cancel edits and close (Close)

Open the lookup menu with the most recently used items in alphabetical order

⤶ Enter

Open a lookup drop-down list

Esc

Close a lookup drop-down list

⤶ Enter

Open a row found in lookup with forms in edit mode

Form Navigation (4 shortcuts)

 Tab 

Move to the next option, option group, or column
↑ Shift +  Tab

Move to the previous option, option group, or column

← ↑ → ↓

Move between options in an open list, or between options in a group of options

Ctrl + [  

Go to the landmark section of a page

Email(accessibility) (12 shortcuts)

The following table outlines a list of accessibility shortcuts available when using email. You can access this list while composing an email by pressing Alt+0.

Alt + F11

Toggle full-screen view
Alt + Ctrl + 0

Go to the menu bar

Alt + 1

Go to the rich-text editor

Alt + 2

Go to the HTML editor

Alt + 3

Go to the preview view

Ctrl + Z

Undo command

↑ Shift + Ctrl + Z

Redo command

Ctrl + B

Bold command

Ctrl + I

Italic command

Ctrl + U

Underline command

Alt + 0

Accessibility help

Esc

Cancel operation

If editable grids are enabled by your administrator, data can be edited directly in a grid (view).

Spacebar to drop-down list and then down arrow to select an action, followed by Enter: When the focus is on a column header, sort by column

Spacebar to drop-down list and then down arrow to select the Filter by option, followed by Enter: When the focus is on a column header, open filter dialog

 

When the focus is on the cells, move to the next column

When the focus is on the cells, move to the previous column

 Tab

When the focus is on the column header, move to the next column header

↑   Shift +  Tab

When the focus is on the column header, move to the previous column header

Move to the cell above

⤶ Enter

(when a cell is not in edit mode) Move to the cell below

⤶ Enter

Move to the cell below

Type the value directly to overwrite the existing value Or Spacebar to continue modifying the existing value Or F2 to select the existing value: Go to edit mode for Text, Number, and Simple columns when the focus is on a column

Type the value directly Or F4 or Alt+↓ to display the date/time picker: Go to edit mode for Date and Time columns

 

Space

Go to edit mode for drop-down (Lookup, Option Set) columns

Spacebar to switch between the two options Or F4 Or Alt+↓ to open the list: Go to edit mode for Two Options columns

↑  ↓ Move between entries in an open drop-down list
⤶ Enter

Select an option in an open drop-down list

Esc

Close an open drop-down list

Esc

Cancel your edits

⤶ Enter

(when the focus is on (→) icon) Navigate to and open the lookup row

Page Down

Move to the next page (if any)

Page Up

Move to the previous page (if any)

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move to the column header when the focus is in the grid

 Tab

Move to the Save button when the focus is on the column header (if any unsaved data)

 Tab

Move to the Refresh button when the focus is on the column header

Interactive dashboards (12 shortcuts)

Interactive dashobards allow the use of new functionality such as sorting, filtering, and quick actions

⤶ Enter or Space

Activate a dashboard element (simulate left-click)
 Tab

Move to the next element

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move to the previous element

Move to the next item within a dashboard element

Move to the previous item within a dashboard element

Esc

Close a menu

Space

Select a check box or radio button

Ctrl + Alt + D

Modify the date range filter

Ctrl + Alt + V

Show the visual filter pane

Ctrl + Alt + A

Move to the global command bar

Global Filter (15 Shourtctus)

⤶ Enter or Space

or
Open a menu
⤶ Enter or Space

Activate a button

Tab

Move to the next element

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move to the previous element

Open a tree view control

Close a tree view control

Move to the next tree view node

Move to the previous tree view node

Home

Move to the first tree view node

End

Move to the last tree view node

⤶ Enter

Perform the default action for the tree view node

Del

Remove a filter

Dashboard Stream Control (15 shortcuts)

Ctrl + Alt + Q 

Move to the first command on the active dashboard stream’s command bar
Tab

Move to the next element

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move to the previous element

⤶ Enter or Space

Activate a button

⤶ Enter or 

Activate the Sort by column button and open the flyout

Move to the next item

Move to the previous item

Home

Move to the first item

End

Move to the last item

Ctrl + F6

Move to the next stream

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F6

Move to the previous stream

Esc

Close a menu

Space

Change the state of a check box

Common Controls: Chart (9 Shortcuts)

 Tab Move to the first element in a chart
or 

Move to the next data point

or 

Move to the previous data point

 Tab

Move to the See More button in a Tag chart

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move back from the See More button to the tags in a Tag chart

⤶ Enter

Filter the dashboard when the focus is on a data point in an interactive dashboard

Common Controls: Date-Time Control (16 Shortcuts)

Enter or Space or 

Open the date picker flyout
⤶ Enter or Space

Activate the option and close the flyout

Move to the next item

Move to the previous item

Home

Move to the first item

End

Move to the last item

Esc

Close the date picker flyout

 Tab

Move to the next element

↑   Shift +  Tab

Move to the previous element

⤶ Enter or Space

Select the calendar

⤶ Enter or Space

Activate a button

Common Controls: Search Results (6 Shortcuts)

Move to the next search result

Move to the previous search result

 

Move to the list of available views

 

Move from the list of available views to search results

 
 Tab

Navigate between buttons

 

Navigating submenus

If you use a screen reader, follow these steps to access any of the submenus that are displayed when you hover the mouse over a navigation link.

  1. Navigate between the menu options using standard link navigation.
  2. Activate the link by selecting Enter or the space key as you usually would. A list of submenus will be displayed.
  3. To access these submenu options, use the assistive technology (AT) shortcut key to navigate to the next button. For example, if you use the NVDA screen reader, you would use the “b” shortcut key (NVDA+b). To navigate through all the options, select the key repeatedly.

 

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