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Secondary Windows and Utility Windows

The following table lists the keyboard operations for secondary windows (dialog boxes and alert boxes). Utility windows use the same operations. For comprehensive treatment of dialog boxes and alert boxes, see Chapter 8. For a discussion of utility windows, see Utility Windows.

  Keyboard navigation support for the JDialogPane component is not fully operational in the Java 2 SDK. The action specified for the Escape key must be programmed by the developer.

 

Keyboard Operation Action
Alt-F6 Navigates into secondary window; when in secondary window, navigates to the associated higher-level window
Escape Activates Cancel button (no need for keyboard focus)
Enter, Return Activates default command button (no need for keyboard focus)


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