Make your Microsoft Dynamics NAV work easier with keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an easily adaptable ERP solution that enables SMBs to automate and connect their operations.

Who can say no to shortcuts! Effective shortcuts increase efficiency by saving time and effort. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an easily adaptable ERP solution that enables SMBs to automate and connect their operations. Using shortcuts in Microsoft Dynamics NAV allows you to seamlessly work around the application without continuously having to toggle between your keyboard and mouse.

Here is a list of shortcuts that will help you complete your tasks smarter and make your work with Dynamics NAV easier.

List of the Keyboard Shortcuts in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client:

General Keys

DeleteClear selected text
EscClose the window or undo the data entry
EndMove to the last field on a line
HomeMove to the first field on a line
TabMove to the next field on non-line FastTabs
EnterMove to the next editable field


Arrow Keys

Right ArrowMove to the next field or character
Left ArrowMove to the previous field or character
Up ArrowMove to the field above in the same column
Down ArrowMove to the field below in the same column


Function keys

F1Open Help
F3Select Type to filter (field filter)
F4Drop-down or look up to select
F5Refresh the active window
F6Go to the next frame
F7Display statistics
F8Copy the field above
F10, AltSelect the menu bar and display access keys
F12Select the navigation pane


Shift Key Combinations

Shift+F1View error message
Shift+F3Select Show Results (FlowFilter)
Shift+F4Open a lookup window (from an ellipsis button)
Shift+F6Go to the previous frame
Shift+F7Open the related card
Shift+F8Drop-down or look up to view
Shift+F9Post and print
Shift+F10Display a shortcut menu
Shift+F11Apply entries, get source documents, or get warehouse documents
Shift+F12Open the Role Center from the navigation pane
Shift+TabMove to the previous field


Ctrl Key Combinations

Ctrl+F1Collapse or expand the ribbon
Ctrl+F2Create a new document
Ctrl+F3Select Search pages
Ctrl+F4Look up to the related list
Ctrl+F7View entries
Ctrl+F9Release document
Ctrl+F10Select the ribbon and display key tips
Ctrl+F11Reconcile or split lines
Ctrl+F12Select the address bar
Ctrl+GGo to
Ctrl+EExport to Microsoft Office Excel
Ctrl+LShow links
Ctrl+NCreate a new record
Ctrl+OOpen the company
Ctrl+TSelect sorting
Ctrl+WExport to Microsoft Office Word
Ctrl+Page DownDisplay next document or card in a list
Ctrl+Page UpDisplay previous document or card in a list
Ctrl+Up ArrowMove up while the selected line stays selected
Ctrl+Down ArrowMove down while the selected line stays selected
Ctrl+Left ArrowMove to the first field on a line
Ctrl+Right ArrowMove to the last field on a line
Ctrl+Alt+F1Open the About this Page/Report window (Zoom)
Ctrl+DeleteDelete the selected line
Ctrl+HomeMove to the first line in a list
Ctrl+EndMove to the last line in a list
Ctrl+EnterSave and close window (equivalent to choosing the OK button)
Ctrl+InsertInsert new line
Ctrl+Shift+F3Select Limit totals to (table filter)
Ctrl+Shift+AClear all filters
Ctrl+Shift+CCopy Rows
Ctrl+Shift+DShow dimensions
Ctrl+Shift+EEdit list
Ctrl+Shift+RView list
Ctrl+Shift+QCollapse/expand a line in a hierarchy
Ctrl+Shift+VPaste rows
Ctrl+Shift+WOpen a list place in a separate window
Ctrl+Shift+EnterSave and close the window and open a new window


Alt Key Combinations

AltDisplay access keys in the ribbon
Alt+F2Toggle to display/hide FactBoxes
Alt+F3Filter to the value in the field
Alt+F4Close window or close program
Alt+F6Collapse or expand the active frame
Alt+F12Optimize space for the current page
Alt+Left ArrowGo to the previous window in the navigation history
Alt+Right ArrowGo to the next window in the navigation history
Alt+EnterMove to the field below without opening the drop-down menu
Alt+TabToggle between open windows


List of Keyboard Shortcuts for navigating and accessing different elements of a page, such as actions, drop-down lists, lookups, and more when you are working in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client:


TabMove focus to the next control or element on a page, such as actions, buttons, fields, or list headings.
Shift+TabMove focus to the previous control or element on a page, such as buttons, fields, or list headings.
EnterEnable or access the element or control that is in focus.
Alt+Down ArrowOpen a drop-down list or look up a value for a field.
Alt+Right ArrowSee the transactions that resulted in a calculated value in a field.

The above keyboard shortcuts and combinations enable your team to work quickly and efficiently in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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