Here you find explanations for terms used in this document.
Buttons are graphical controls that carry out commands. A button can be pressed by clicking on it or pressing Enter or Space Bar.
When you press your left mouse button once and release it again, you achieve a click.
The clipboard enables a simple data exchange between programs or different fields of applications within an application. Therefore you usually copy the data via the “Copy” or “Cut” command into the clipboard and paste it via the “Paste” command to the new location.
- Context menu
A context menu provides commands, which are reasonable in that current context. Usually you reach the context menu by performing a right-click on the object you want to edit. When using the keyboard the context menu of the focused element can be opened with the Menu Key or Shift + F10.
When you press your left mouse button twice in quick succession, you achieve a double-click (the essential speed depends on the settings of your operating system).
- Drag and drop
Drag and drop denotes the opportunity of moving objects from one place to another. For that, click the object and keep the mouse button pressed. Move the mouse pointer (with pressed mouse button) to the place, where you want to move the object. There release the mouse button. The object will be inserted into this point (if it is allowed to insert these types of objects).
If in graphical user interface elements are focused, corresponding user input (e.g. keyboard input) gets executed on this element. Typically, the focus can be recognized by means of different coloring, borders or a blinking cursor.
- Keyboard Shortcut
Keyboard shortcuts are needed to use functions of the operating system or a program by pressing two or more keys at the same time. In the Fabasoft Folio Web Client different keyboard shortcuts are available. An overview of available keyboard shortcuts is displayed when you press the Ctrl + Shift + F8.
A menu provides commands of a certain area. You reach these commands by clicking on the menu. Menus are located in the menu bar.
- Menu bar
The menu bar contains various menus (e.g. “Clipboard”).
In the Fabasoft client environment you work with objects. Objects store different kinds of information. The kind of information depends on the type of the object. For different kinds of information, different object types are available (e.g. Microsoft Word Document).
Your whole user environment is displayed on a portal. This portal consists of single portal pages (e.g. “Home” etc.).
- Portal page
A portal page collects contents, which belong together within a portal, on a page. For example the portal page “Tasks” contains all activities that are assigned to a user.
When you press your right mouse button once you achieve a right-click. Right-clicks are mostly used to open a context menu on the particular position.
- Search field
The search field is available in the menu bar, if objects can be added to the current object list. In the search field a quick search for existing objects can be performed.
To select an object (e.g. to carry out a command) click the object. When working with the keyboard objects can be selected with the Up and Down keys.
A shortcut is a link to an object. The usage of shortcuts enables to store an object just once physically and to make it available on different places.
Via tabs information and fields are displayed on consecutively placed pages (comparable to a card index). In the Fabasoft client environment for example the information and fields of the property editor are divided on tabs (e.g. “File” and “Versions” tabs are available for a Microsoft Word Document).
The type specifies the properties and methods of an object. For example the type Microsoft Word Document indicates that objects of this type contain Microsoft Word documents.
- Web browser
A web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) is used to reach contents of the Internet via an address and to display the content.