Not sure this is the right category, but…
Is there a keyboard shortcut to check a checkbox? it’s incredibly annoying when doing data entry to have to switch to my mouse to check off a box… i’ve checked the shortcuts menu and don’t see it, searched the forum here and don’t see it, but i might not be searching on the right combination of words?
any clues on this would be great… i’ve tried spacebar and enter and shift enter and a variety of other possible, intuitive solutions but none of them seem to do the trick.
if it’s NOT a thing… then @airtable dev… could it please BE a thing! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes:
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Right, as @Justin_Barrett mentioned above, nearly all variations of RETURN should normally work to check & uncheck the checkbox field:
Return, Option-Return, Command-Return, Control-Return, FN-Return.
All of these work for me when checking the checkbox field.
However, if for some reason RETURN is failing, then you can revert to the trick that I outlined above.
Odd. Maybe it’s a browser/OS thing, or something specific about the process. To elaborate about how I get this to work, I’m using either the Tab or cursor keys to navigate between fields, and Enter to toggle the checkbox state once I reach a checkbox field. This works for me in both the standalone desktop app (which I use 99% of the time) and the browser (Chrome) on macOS Catalina.
i’ll check more into it… that’s precisely how I EXPECTED it to work…that would be normal and intuitive… so yes, it’s likely my browser.
Thanks for verifying that it SHOULD work that way. I’ll see if i can sort it out at my end. I do have one extension that i use for tracking my billable time… it seems to interfere with a lot of things. That’s probably the culprit.
But since I can get around it with ScottWorld’s fix, that’ll help.