User interaction and ease of navigation are two major reasons you’d want to customize your portal for. Initially you would set the default TLN hover effect that comes out-of-the box within TLN properties. If you still find it difficult to use, you then move to Hover-Drop down effect which can be achieved by deploying this PAR file or read more about how to implement it here. However, these customization you do for the end-user. But for you as an expert portal user, there is a cool way to flaunt your portal skills by using these Hot-Keys. Hot-Keys are keyboard shortcuts for navigation, action so on and so forth. Let us see what are these shortcuts.
ALT+T – This combination would navigate directly to TLN. This is quiet useful when you do not have that “Go to Top” links when page length is significantly large.
ALT+N – This combination would take you to navigation panel area.
ALT+C – This combination would take you to Content Area from anywhere in the page.
SHIFT+F10 – This combination would open a context menu especially when navigating through Tree control.
ATL+Z - This combination would help you to skip large element for e.g. A radio button group, tables, tray, TLN & so on, when you are currently inside it. Means when your cursor or a mouse control is in this area.
ALT+B – This combination would return a beginning of a large element similar to what is mentioned in the point above.
Drag & Relate using Hot-Keys:
- Press SHIFT+F10 while on the element that you want to drag
- Select <Copy Shortcut> from IE Context menu
- Press SHIFT+F10 while on the target to which you want to relate the dragged element
- Select <Paste Shortcut> from the IE Context menu
And all done
I am sure by using these Hot-Keys or shortcuts you can make your work more efficient and also amaze others by displaying your amazing portal skills.