3.5              Keyboard Function Keys

These commands are the same as pressing the Function keys on the Keyboard of the PC (F1 through F10) and the Ctrl and the Shift keys.




Equivalent Keymacro


Overview Display



Faceplate Group List



Real Time Trend List



Data Log Trend List



Alarm Summary



Alarm Group List



Block Detail Display



Recipe List



Graphic List



Video List


Shift + F1

Download Recipe
(Recipe Display Only)


Shift + F3

Scale Recipe
(Recipe Display Only)


Shift + F7

Point Detail Display


Ctrl + F1

Acknowledge Screen


Ctrl + F2

Acknowledge Point


Ctrl + F3

Change Point


Ctrl + F5

Point Info List


Ctrl + F6

Global Script Status


Ctrl + F7

Station Status


Ctrl + F8

Alarm Log


Ctrl + F9

Action Log


Ctrl + F10

User Programs


Alt + F4

Close Display Group Windows. Keyboard will close Web Browser.


Page Down

Calls Down Link Graphic


Page Up

Calls Up Link Graphic



Calls Main graphic Display



Function Keys on Keyboards and Panels can be assigned a custom keymacro command by an engineer or technician (see 11.4 in the Engineering Manual).   The keymacro can call another KeyMacro file or Script a subset of all keymacro command functions. A  user pressing one of the 'mapped keys' will execute the assigned Keymacro (for example, pop-up a Help file or execute a shutdown procedure or call a commonly used graphic display).

The F1 through F10 function keys on Windows standard Keyboards along with the Control-key (Ctrl), Shift-key (Shift) and Alternate-key (Alt) in combination with Alphabetic keys can be used to execute keymacro commands.  The keys that can be mapped to a KeyMacro commands are

 <TAB>,<S_TAB>, <LS>,<RS>, <S_LS>, <S_RS>, <CTL_LS>, <CTL_RS>, <UP>, <DN>, <S_UP>, <S_DN>, <HOME>, <END>, <CR>, <ESC>, <F1> to <F10>, <S_F1> to <S_F10>,<ALT_F1> to <ALT_F10>, <ALT_A> to <ALT_Z>, <ALT_1> to <ALT_9>, <ALT_0>, <CTL_F1> to <CTL_F10>, <CTL_A> to <CTL_Z>, <F1>.

Windows and Internet Explorer Function Keys

Some of the keys are reserved for the IE 6.0 Web Browser and Windows

F11 Maximizes the web browser. Pressing F11 a second time restores the Web Browser to previous size for me. WebAccess does not control the F11 key.  You need to change the focus to the web browser by clicking on the blue Title bar or inside the browser window, then clicking F11, to restore or maximize the web browser.

ALT TAB changes between tasks (i.e. programs) in Windows. An engineer or technician can disable this in ViewDAQ and VIEW .

Control-ALT-Delete (i.e. the Task Manager) is used by Windows to control to log off, shutdown, restart, etc.  This  can also be removed (Task Manager button is grayed-out) by an engineer or technician disable this in ViewDAQ and VIEW).

Start button an also be disabled by an engineer or technician disable this in ViewDAQ and VIEW.