What are the Shortcut Keys (Hotkeys) for TestStand?

Updated Mar 13, 2018

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Primary Software Version: 4.1
 

Issue Details

What are the Shortcut Keys (Hotkeys) for TestStand?

Solution

Hotkeys are a fast way to access certain functionality from within TestStand. In TestStand, the hotkey for a specific action is shown to the right of the item's menu entry.

Some of these hotkeys have are common to other Windows programs, but others are unique to the TestStand environment. Because these hotkeys are independent of the availability of the action in the menu, it is sometimes posible to copy, paste, select, and find with hotkeys even when these actions are not explicitly available.

 

Ctrl+A:Selects every item in the selected window. If you have a sequence file open, it will select all the steps. If the User Manager, Type Palette or Station Global Windows are open, it will select all users, types and global variables, respectively.
Ctrl+C:Copies the selected item.
Ctrl+D:Closes completed execution display windows.
Ctrl+F:Opens the Find dialog box.
Ctrl+G:Opens the Station Globals window.
Ctrl+K:Brings a workspace window to the front, if it is loaded into memory.
Ctrl+N:Creates a new sequence file.
Ctrl+O:Opens the Open dialog box.

Ctrl+R 
(also Alt+Enter or Shift+Enter):

Opens the Preconditions window of a selected step.
Ctrl+S:Opens the Save As dialog box.
Ctrl+T:Opens the Type Palette window.
Ctrl+U:Opens the User Manager window.
Ctrl+V:Pastes the selected item.
Ctrl+W (also Ctrl+F4):Closes the selected window. It will prompt you to save your sequence file before you close. It will not close the Sequence Editor.
Ctrl+X:Cuts the selected item.
Ctrl+Enter:Takes you to the selected item. For example, if you select a sequence from the “All Sequences” view and use this hot key, it will take you to the selected sequence. If you use this hot key on a selected step, it will take you to the step in the Tree View.
Ctrl+Backspace (also Shift+Backspace):Takes you to the All Sequences view.
Ctrl+F5:Runs the sequence in Single Pass mode.
Ctrl+Shift+B:Finds the previous difference inside of the Difference Between Sequence Files window. This hot key only finds the location of the differences, and does not take you to the actual difference.
Ctrl+Shift+D:Opens the Diff Sequence File With… utility.
Ctrl+Shift+F:Brings a Find Results window to the front, if it is loaded into memory.
Ctrl+Shift+N:Finds the next difference inside of the Difference Between Sequence Files window.
Ctrl+Shift+O:Finds the next difference inside of the Difference Between Sequence Files window. This hot key only finds the location of the differences, and does not take you to the actual difference.
Ctrl+Shift+P:Finds the previous difference inside of the Difference Between Sequence Files window.
Alt+F4:Exits out of TestStand. It does prompt you to save before it exits.
Alt+Left Arrow:Takes you back to previous views.
Alt+Right Arrow:Takes you forward to a view after going back using the Alt+Left Arrow.
Alt+(the designated letter of the menu, usually the first):Opens the specified menu.
F2:Allows you to rename the selected item.
F5:Runs the sequence in Test UUTs mode.
F9:Sets and removes breakpoints next to selected steps.
F10
(also Ctrl+F10 and Shift+F10):
Opens the specific short cut menu for a window. It provides the same functionality as right clicking in the window..

While Debugging TestStand Sequence files there are the following Hotkeys available:
 
F5:Resume the execution of the Sequence File
F8:Step Into the next step of the Sequence File
F10:Step Over the next step in the Sequence File
Shift + F8:Step Out of the step
Ctrl + Shift + F9:  Terminate Execution

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