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SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project tree

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SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project tree

I am looking for keyboard shortcuts (EG 6.1) that would allow faster switching between programs/open tables.

 

1. Is there any keyboard shortcut to quickly open previously open drop-down list (and then pick appropriate item)? See attached screen.

 

2. Is there any keyboard shortcut to activate Project Tree (while typing in Editor) / move between Project Tree and Editor?

 

Thanks in advance!

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‎05-12-2016 09:32 AM
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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

Hi Marcin,

 

I talked with the EG development team, and while it looks like you won't be able to use keyboard shortcuts to do what you want right now, they are currently working on adding some new shortcuts. The new shortcuts do include one to access the recently viewed items drop-down menu, so, in the near future, you should be able to use only the keyboard to switch between editing a program and accessing the other areas in the EG application that you mentioned.

 

thanks,

Jennifer

 

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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

Hi Marcin,

 

I don't know of a way to open the recently viewed items drop-down list that you show in your screenshot by using a keyboard shortcut, but I'll check with the development team and post back here if there is a way.

 

You can navigate among the open panes in the application, such as the workspace, project tree, and resources pane (which has the Servers list, Task list, etc), by pressing F6 and Shift + F6. 

 

A complete list of keyboard shortcuts for SAS Enterprise Guide is available in the online help - in the table of contents, expand the About SAS Enterprise Guide section and click Keyboard Shortcuts.

 

thanks,

Jennifer

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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

Unfortunately F6/ Shift+F6 doesn't work as I expected in EG 6.1 (I don't know about higher versions) - indeed it does switch between panes, but not once you're typing in Editor Smiley Sad Any other ideas, how to quickly switch between programs and possibly (but not neccessarily) tables while editing codes, and do it w/o mouse?
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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

OK - yes, I see what you are describing.  F6 and Shift+F6 work as I described in EG 7.1, but they do not work in the same way in EG 6.1.  I'll check with the development team, and we'll post back here.

 

thanks!

Jennifer

 

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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

Hi Marcin,

 

I talked with the EG development team, and while it looks like you won't be able to use keyboard shortcuts to do what you want right now, they are currently working on adding some new shortcuts. The new shortcuts do include one to access the recently viewed items drop-down menu, so, in the near future, you should be able to use only the keyboard to switch between editing a program and accessing the other areas in the EG application that you mentioned.

 

thanks,

Jennifer

 

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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

For keyboard jockeys: you might enjoy using the free tool AutoHotKey with SAS Enterprise Guide and other applications.  You can automate almost any mouse-click/menu sequence with scripts in this tool, and then map them to keyboard shortcuts.  I've heard from several SAS users who are happily using AutoHotKey to fill in some keystroke gaps.

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Re: SAS EG keyboard shortcuts: previously open drop-down list / switching between editor / project t

Thanks so much, Chris! I will definitely check that out.

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