Most FELIX 2004 menu items have keyboard shortcuts. Use these when you prefer not to access menu items with the mouse.
1. First, access the dropdown menu by pressing the <Alt> key, and then pressing a key as the underscored letter in the menu name you want to access.
2. Next, select a menu item from the dropdown menu by pressing the hot key again as the underscored letter in the item name. For example, press <Alt>+f> for the File menu.
3. Then, in the example, press o to access the Open item. (In FELIX documentations, this is abbreviated, as in <Alt>+fo.)
Since the shortcut keys are very obvious from the menu names, they are not listed in this chapter.
Some menu items have accelerators (usually the <Ctrl> key and a letter, as listed below). These items do not require you to go through the menu hierarchy to access the item or perform the action. Just press the accelerator keys to directly access the menu item. For example, <Ctrl>+o to open a file.
Access these accelerator keys by pressing the <Ctrl> key and the other letter simultaneously. They are visible in the menus (after the corresponding menu items).
You can access some accelerator keys using a single keystroke, as described in the tables below. These do not require you to press the <Alt> or the <Ctrl> key.