More keyboard shortcuts

Service Studio
Not right now

Note: I work on OS10. Perhaps some things change already been implemented in 11. 

I have a light RSI issue and am trying to prevent from worsening it. Since I use Outsystems more and more I notice that Outsystems is heavy on the mouse. I would therefor like to suggest more keyboard shortcuts that we can use and release my wrist from unneeded mouse movements and quicken my development time (and this for everyone else a benefit also!)

Some examples;

- When selecting the Assign tool I would like to use 1 shortcut open the variable selector (sug: ctrl-shift-V) (and be able to use this with the keyboard) and another to open the Expression editor (sug: ctrl-alt-E)

- When using the RunJavaScript component I want to open the script editor with a shortcut (sug: ctrl-alt-E)

- When using the IF tool I want to select the condition with a shortcut (sug: ctrl-shift-V) 

- I like to be able to move between logic components via the mouse (sug: change the movement to ctrl-arrows. Move between logics with the plain arrow keys)

- I like to be able to change the order of the logics with the arrow keys (sug: ctrl-alt-arrows)

- I like to change the boolean field in the property windows just like the yes/no field. Pressing only the T or the F while having focus on the correct screen will result in the correct boolean value. 

- I like to move between property fields with the arrow keys and open underlying pop-ups (variable selection, expression window) with shortcuts (ctrl-shift-v(alue) for instance)

And I could think of a whole lot more. Take a peek at VS Code and notice you can do almost anything with the keyboard alone. This should also be the case for Service Studio.

Created on 11 Jan
Comments (2)

Changed the category to Service Studio

Changed the status to
Not right now

Hey Vincent,

Thanks a lot for your idea!

We've recently added a lot of Shorcut keys to the product (you can find them here) but we know we can still improve the way the product is used just with a keyboard. Currently we don't have plans in the short term to improve this but I'll keep the idea to be re-considered in the future.

Keep the ideas coming