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hjaf
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Hotkeys workaround

I really miss a keyboard shortcut to collapse/expand the formula bar (and much more). Anyone made a workaround or perhaps know of a tool / browser plugin that would allow for certain parts of a webUI to be associated with a hotkey?
I am tempted to try creating a custom js-script to just bind a button to the formula bar. I am no expert with the mouse and constantly opening and closing the formula input is extremely tiresome. The formula bar is almost always on top of the preview, and selecting the items in the sidebar is not always easy and would also require precision mouse clicking. 

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hjaf
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WORKAROUNDNOT A SOLUTION:
Add attribute "accessKey" to the button in html with "inspect" (on chrome).

'accessKey="a"' binds the [alt]-a hotkey to toggle the. use whatever character or number you like but the meta-key (alt) depends on the OS and Browser (see documentation)
accessKey html documentation

altahotkey.gif

 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @hjaf ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to collapse/expand the formula bar within your PowerApps Studio via pressing a hotkey?

 

Currently, within PowerApps, there is no hotkey associated with the Formula bar within PowerApps Studio. If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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hjaf
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WORKAROUNDNOT A SOLUTION:
Add attribute "accessKey" to the button in html with "inspect" (on chrome).

'accessKey="a"' binds the [alt]-a hotkey to toggle the. use whatever character or number you like but the meta-key (alt) depends on the OS and Browser (see documentation)
accessKey html documentation

altahotkey.gif

 

Wow!! This is the best thing I have found in a long time. Especially when you turn on experimental feature for a formula bar. then you have to click this button EVERY single time. My hand hurts from that 🙂 This allows me to quickly click on the element, expand the formula bar and edit it. I mean, Microsoft, this should be a very basic stuff included already. 

Brilliant work around.  Simple genius!  I didn't know about this html attribute...  now I'm thinking about what other shortcuts I can add!

This is amazing. Thank you!

that's a creative workaround - I like it 🙂

This could even be "automated" with TamperMonkey browser plugin.

... until we get this and other short-cuts

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