Maximo Tip: Accessibility Keyboard Features in IBM Maximo

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on October 16, 2019

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Did you know about Maximo's keyboard shortcuts? This is one of their multiple accessibility features which enable all users to use the program successfully, despite things such as restricted mobility or limited vision.

Keyboard shortcuts may be of interest to you if you are a user who requires the accessibility features or simply a frequent Maximo user who wants to increase efficiency within the system.

Here is a list of the Keyboard shortcuts and Actions within Maximo, click here to find a printable version of this table.

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Move from one interface element to the next.

Tab key

Select buttons, links, and menu options.

Enter key

Select or clear a check box.

Space bar

Display field help for the field that is in focus.

Alt+F1

Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts for general navigation

Link name

Keyboard Shortcut

Bulletins

Alt+B

Go To

Alt+G

Reports

Alt+R

Start Center

Alt+C

Profile

Alt+P

Sign Out

Alt+S

Help

Alt+H

Return

Alt+R

Return with Value

Alt+W

Table 2. Keyboard shortcuts for global navigation

 

Action

Applications

Keyboard Shortcut

Assign Labor

Assignment Manager

Ctrl+Alt+L

Finish Assignment

Assignment Manager

Ctrl + Alt + F

Interrupt Assignment

Assignment Manager

Ctrl+Alt+U

Select Work Date

Assignment Manager

Ctrl+Alt+W

Start Assignment

Assignment Manager

Ctrl+Alt+T

Start Timer

Activities, Changes, Incidents, Problems, Releases, and Service Requests

Ctrl+Alt+B

Stop Timer

Activities, Changes, Incidents, Problems, Releases, and Service Requests

Ctrl+Alt+E

Table 3. Keyboard shortcuts for application-specific actions

Action

Keyboard shortcut

Insert New Record

Ctrl+Alt+I

Save Record

Ctrl+Alt+S

Clear Changes

Ctrl+Alt+C

Previous Record

Ctrl+Alt+P

Next Record

Ctrl+Alt+N

Change Status

Ctrl+Alt+A

Create KPI

Ctrl+Alt+K

Put record in edit mode or release record from edit mode

Ctrl+Alt+L

Table 4. Keyboard shortcuts for toolbar actions

         

 

Action

Keyboard shortcuts

Next Row

Ctrl+down arrow

Previous Row

Ctrl+up arrow

Open/Close Table Window Filter

Ctrl+Z

Next Page

Ctrl+right arrow

Previous Page

Ctrl+left arrow

Table 5. Keyboard shortcuts for tables

Action

Keyboard shortcuts

Insert today's date

Ctrl+SHIFT+7

Move forward one day

ALT+up arrow

Move back one day

ALT+down arrow

Move forward one month

Ctrl+SHIFT+0

Move back one month

Ctrl+SHIFT+9

Move forward one year

Ctrl+SHIFT+up arrow

Move back one year

Ctrl+SHIFT+down arrow

Table 6. Keyboard shortcuts for dates

 

UI element

Action

Standard UI response

Deviation

Radio buttons

To move between radio buttons, press the Right and Left arrows.

The radio buttons are selected as the user moves though them.

The radio buttons are highlighted but not selected as the user moves through them. A radio button is selected only when the user presses Space bar or Enter on the highlighted radio button.

Tree view

To select a node, press Enter.

When the user presses Enter, the default action is performed for a node.

Nodes might have zero, one, or two actions.

If a node has 2 actions and a user navigates to an element by using the arrows, when the user presses Enter the default action is performed. When the user presses Enter a second time, the secondary action is performed.

Table 7. Non-standard keyboard shortcuts

 

Keyboard Shortcuts are just one accessibility feature that IBM Maximo offers. Below you will find a list of the major accessibility functionalities:

  • Supports Interfaces that are commonly used by screen readers
  • Can be operated using only the Keyboard
  • Provides Documentation in an accessible format
  • Allows the user to access the interface without inducing seizures due to photo-sensitivity

Read more about these features here.

Download this keyboard accessibility cheat sheet for your desk.

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Topics: Keyboard Accessibility

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