You are at your keyboard and busy typing something, but when you touch the mouse you lose time. These few, but valuable seconds may in total turn into minutes and then into hours that you could have spent on updating inventory and other important online shop handling tasks.
If you like the idea of laying your mouse still and controlling your Magento-based website completely using the keyboard, Store Manager for Magento offers an easier and quicker method of navigating through the sections of your store using hotkeys.
What is Hotkey?
A hotkey is a key or a combination of keys on a keyboard that, when pressed at one time, performs a task more quickly than by using a mouse or other input device. Hotkeys are sometimes called shortcut keyboard keys.
How Hotkeys Can Be Useful for Faster Data Management?
Similar to Windows, Store Manager has a range of predefined keyboard shortcuts that save time and effort by evoking commands in the software that are calling out different sections and functions of the application. Now you don't need to go through numerous menus to access products, customers, order lists, create new orders, do backups, etc.
This way you can to some extent speed up tedious and repetitive tasks. By the way, no programming skills are needed. You have just to keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.
Most Often-Used Hotkeys
Below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that will work in the Store Manager app.
F12 - calls out the Preferences window, where you can set up your database, FTP connection, localization settings, register addons, and other important actions.
F1 - offers online help (opens documentation)
Ctrl+ALT+P - using this key combination you will see the Products&Categories section of Store Manager
Ctrl+ALT+A - allows you to see and manage attributes, attribute groups, and attribute sets in one place.
Ctrl+ALT+C - opens the section with your registered clients.
Ctrl+ALT+O - offers for your view all the orders made at your database.
Ctrl+ALT+B - shows you who has added the product to the cart, but has not proceeded to the checkout and abandoned orders.
Ctrl+ALT+R - using it you can access and create reports on bestsellers, low-stock products, and other sales reports.
Ctrl+F11 - calls the page, where you can perform database backup/restore
Ctrl+F10 - opens a section where you can edit data directly in database tables
Ctrl+F9 - allows you to create custom SQL statements to execute commands, performing massive changes to entities in your database
F9 - execute SQL queries created
F11 - opens one-page POS wizard for quick creation of orders using a barcode scanner
Ctrl+G - allows you to retrieve actual data from the web and have a local copy of the database at your computer (for bridge connection only)
Ctrl+P - action applies performed locally changes to your live database to be visible at the front-end (for bridge connection only)
The list of hotkeys is widened all the time and there are more shortcut keys you can use in the mentioned sections to perform specific functions.
Stop browsing through numerous tabs of the main or ribbon menu. Use hotkeys available in Store Manager for Magento to better organize your work with shops you have got.
Hotkeys provide keyboard shortcuts for common tasks. To complete an action, press a corresponding combination of keys from the table below:
Open Preferences - F12
Open Categories&Products page - Ctrl+Alt+P
Open Orders page - Ctrl+Alt+O
Open Backup/Restore Wizard - Ctrl+F11
Open Raw table editor - Ctrl+F10
Open Custom SQL editor - Ctrl+F9
Get data from web - Ctrl+G
Post data to web - Ctrl+P
Quick Documentation search - F1
Quick Switch Between Windows - Ctrl+F6 or Ctrl+F4