Even the most seasoned PeopleSoft developer can use a little helping hand now and then. Here are a number of PeopleSoft App Designer keyboard shortcuts that Senior GT Consultant Jay Jorgensen uses on a daily basis. Commit them to muscle memory and eliminate those time-consuming trips from keyboard to mouse! Scroll down or click here to download the PDF.

General App Designer Actions

Action Shortcut/Mouseless Menu Navigation Notes
About PeopleTools Alt + h + b Especially useful for determining what environment you’re logged into
Show/Hide Output Window Alt + 1
Show/Hide Project Workspace Alt + 0
Close All Windows Alt + w + l
Cascade All Windows Alt + w + c
Navigate between windows Alt + w + # ‘#’ refers to the window number that App Designer has assigned to that particular object. After typing Alt + w, the window numbers are visible in the menu dropdown that appears.

 

General Project Actions

Action Shortcut/Mouseless Menu Navigation Notes
Save Project Alt + f + v
Save As Project Alt + f + e
Merge Project Alt + f + m

 

General Object Actions

Action Shortcut/Mouseless Menu Navigation Notes
Open Object Ctrl + o
Save Object Ctrl + s
Save As Object Alt + f + a
View Object Properties Alt + Enter
Find In Ctrl + Shift + f
Find Definition References Ctrl + r This works with most object types, but for some (namely PPC objects) this is not a valid shortcut.
View Object’s PPC Ctrl + e
Insert Current Object into Project F7
Insert Any Object into Project Ctrl + F7

 

Record/View Actions

Action Shortcut/Mouseless Menu Navigation Notes
Build Current Definition Alt + b + c
Build Project Alt + b + p
Insert Field Alt + i + f

 

PeopleCode Actions

Action Shortcut/Mouseless Menu Navigation Notes
Find String Ctrl + f
Go-to Line/Statement Number Ctrl + g
Find and Replace Ctrl + h

 

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