Keyboard Control

fpwdman can be controlled entirely by the mouse (aside from typing text), or almost entirely from the keyboard. Many basic tasks can be initiated with Alt keys. The underscores indicate which commands respond to the Alt keys, such as the View and Quit buttons. The top-level accelerators are given in the following table. Enter only does search if the search window is selected (which you can do by either clicking or tab traversal).

Keyboard Accelerators
Alt-E Open the Edit menu
Alt-F Open the File menu
Alt-H Open the Help
Alt-Q Quit
Alt-T Open the Tools menu
Alt-V View currently selected site
Enter Search sites for text

The keys can be combined in sequences. For example, Alt-E brings down the Edit menu, at which point its keyboard accelerators become operative. On that menu, Alt-N creates a new site entry, and transfers focus to the edit site dialog. (Note: transfer of focus is actually a function of the window manager, not fpwdman. Hence, your window manager might not manage focus in this way, in which case you will have to move the mouse, click, or whatever does the trick for your window manager.) On that menu, ENTER will accept the changes and lower the dialog. Or TAB will traverse across the elements. In the text elements,ENTER or TAB will traverse to the next element. On the two buttons,ENTER will either cancel or OK the change, depending on which button. On the two buttons,TAB will cycle to the next element.

Each successive dialog comes up with the same selected element as the last time it popped up. Thus, it may take several ENTER to get to the OK button the first time the Edit site dialog pops up, but after that it will take only one.

There are many useful sequences. The best approach is to explore the application, using the basic rules of traversal, selection, and accelerators outlined above. The Preferences dialog is a good place to play around, and learn what works best for you.