Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Basic Keyboard Skills

You can perform desktop tasks using your keyboard instead of your mouse. When you use your keyboard for desktop navigation, note the following:

Keyboard focus uses the highlight to show you which element of a window, menu, or control will respond to your input. To activate a selected menu item or control (such as a button), press the Spacebar.

Here's a summary of several common keyboard operations:

For more information about using your keyboard for desktop navigation, refer to Appendix A, Keyboard Shortcuts for the Desktop. For information on currency symbols and characters from other languages, see "Composing Special Characters". For information on displaying, manipulating and printing characters from the Thai and Hebrew Locales, see Appendix D, Locale Notes.