One of the drawbacks of web applications compared to rich client applications is that most of the time they lack keyboard shortcut support.
How often have you heard from a user that he wants to press a key instead of moving the mouse to click on a button?
No Problem anymore, all you have to do is use ApexLib’s new Feature to define a Keyboard Shortcut on your Buttons.
To do that go to your Button Settings and set the Key-Combination in the ApexLib Section.
You don’t see an ApexLib Section? Go geht the Oracle APEX Builder Plugin.
Now with the Build Plugin installed you should see this:
The best thing is this works on regular buttons as well as on item buttons.
The only thing you have to ensure is that the button has its Name or ID set as HTML-attribute “id=” either in the button template or in the buttons display attributes:
Note: depending on your browser some Key Combinations can not be used or may lead to unexpected behaviour (e.g. binding Ctrl+F to a button may not work).