This article covers new & updated shortcut key bindings in IBM Lotus Domino Designer 8.5. These updates were needed in order to have consistent behavior in Domino Designer & Eclipse contexts.
Shortcut Key Binding
Control + F8
Control + Shift + F8
Cycle through open eclipse perspectives.
When we launch Domino Designer 8.5, the window which we see is known as "Workbench" window in eclipse terminology.
A Workbench window offers one or more perspectives. A perspective contains editors and views.
By default, Domino Designer 8.5 displays domino designer perspective. Control + F8 / Control + Shift + F8 shortcut key enables user to cycle through available perspectives.
Control + F7
Control + Shift + F7
Cycle through open panels.
Panel refers to set of open views & editors. This shortcut key enables user to cycle through open views & editors.
A view is a visual component within the Workbench. It is typically used to navigate a list or hierarchy of information, or display properties for the active editor.
Modifications made in a view are saved immediately. In Domino Designer perspective by default we have Applications view, Properties view, Events view,
Problems view, Data view & Control view.
An editor is also a visual component within the Workbench. It is used to edit or browse a resource.
The visual presentation might be text or a diagram. Typically, editors are launched by clicking on a design element (resource) in a view.
Depending on the design element that is being edited the appropriate editor is displayed in the editor area. Editor area is usually the center area in the workbench.
Control + F6
Control + Shift + F6
Cycle through open editors.
Note : Control + F6 will no longer cycle among open notes windows.
Control + F5
Lock Notes ID.
Control + E
Opens the selected design element for editing.
Control + Shift + E
Launches switch to editor dialog.
Control + W
Closes current active editor.
Control + Shift + W
Closes all open editors.
Control + M
Maximize / restore current active part.
Note : Control + M will no longer compose new message in Lotus Notes client.
Alt + -
Shows context menu for size, minimize, maximize & hide.
Alt + Shift + Q
Shows list of views which user can open.
Control + Shift + L
Shows list of available shortcut keys.
Control + H
Opens search dialog.
Alt + Enter
Alt + Left
Navigates to back.
Alt + Right
Navigates to forward.