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Oracle Fusion Standard Button Access Keys

Oracle Fusion standard button access keys enable users to access a specific button function in a web browser in the English language. The modifier keys that you use to invoke the access keys differ by web browser. For example, you might use the combination of Shift+Alt+<character> in Firefox and Alt+<character> in Internet Explorer. For more information on modifier keys specific to your browser and platform, see your browser's documentation.

You add these mnemonic button access keys by using the textAndAccessKey property for command buttons, and you should use these keys consistently throughout Oracle Fusion Applications buttons. If you use these Oracle Fusion standard actions within a command menu item of inline selector buttons, add the access key using the textAndAccessKey property of the command menu item.

Here is a list of common Oracle Fusion access button keys in the English language:

  • Apply – l
  • Back – B
  • Cancel – C
  • Continue – u
  • Done – o
  • Finish – i
  • Next – x
  • No – N
  • OK – K
  • Save and Close - S
  • Search – r
  • Submit – m
  • Yes – Y

Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience (Apps UX) recommends that you do not use keyboard shortcuts for table action button icons, such as Create, Edit, and Delete. Although these are common button icons, they are not HTML text buttons and would break the consistency of using inline access keys with the textAndAccessKey property.

Custom Access Keys

Apps UX recommends that product teams avoid creating custom access keys and use them sparingly only when necessary for needed product functionality. You should create custom access keys only when absolutely necessary using the numbers 0 through 9 with the accessKey property. Using the numbers 0 through 9 as custom button access keys saves internationalization from having to translate custom development access keys into respective languages.

Internationalization

Apps UX recommends that each language translates the Oracle Fusion standard button access keys list into inline access keys using the textAndAccessKey property for each language. Translators of the list need to ensure that the translated button access keys do not conflict with browser access keys and assistive technology access keys in that particular language.

Custom development-coded access keys do not need to be translated if development has followed the standard of using only numeric (0 through 9) custom button access key combinations.

 
Accelerator Keys
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Accelerators are keyboard shortcuts that initiate actions immediately when activated. Accelerators can be added in Oracle Fusion Applications to menu items within a menu.

The accelerator attribute for command menu items enables developers to specify a key combination that activates a menu command. This attribute is the only public method of coding accelerators.

Individual UI specifications describe the default accelerators for Rich Client User Experience (RCUX) components. Custom accelerators are supported only in menus.

For more information, see the Keyboard Shortcuts Guidelines .

The Flexfield Accelerator

Flexfields in Oracle Fusion Applications use the accelerator Ctrl+Alt+K.

Custom Accelerators

If you need to use custom accelerators, Apps UX recommends that you use Ctrl+Alt key combinations whenever possible. Ctrl+Alt accelerators tend to conflict less with accelerators of other applications, such as assistive technology. (You can use Ctrl+Shift infrequently for accelerators that deal with the movement or positioning of items.) Appropriate uses of Ctrl+Alt key combinations include accelerators for menu items.

 
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