Field Editor Helper

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Default formula fields too small? Hate using your mouse?

Good news! Here’s a Tampermonkey script that

  1. Makes the formula input field larger by default (Customizable)
  2. Allows you to set a hotkeys to:
    • Save the field (e.g. Hitting Left Control + Right Shift will save the field) instead of clicking the Save button manually
      Field Helper
    • Add a new field
      No Mouse!

We can customize the height and width of the input field by modifying the following lines:

let formulaFieldHeight = "350px"
let formulaFieldWidth = "350px"

And we can customize hotkeys to automatically hit the Save button by modifying these lines. (I used this site to get the keycodes such as ControlLeft, OSLeft etc)

let key1 = "ControlLeft"
let key2 = "ShiftRight"

let addFieldKey1 = "OSLeft"
let addFieldKey2 = "Quote"

To install it you’ll need to install Tampermonkey into your browser and just paste in the code below

I think I’ve ironed out all the kinks, but one never really knows. If you encounter any bugs please feel free to message me and I’ll fix it up asap!

Feel free to suggest more features you’d like to see and I’ll do what I can!


// ==UserScript==
// @name         Formula Field / General Field Customization Helper
// @description  Makes formula field larger by default and adds hotkey functionality that will click the save button
// @author       Adam - The Time Saving Company
// @match*
// @grant        GM_addStyle
// ==/UserScript==

//Customization Start
//Set the default height and width of the formula field
//For context, the height set by Airtable appears to be 42px, and the width appears to be 350px or so
let formulaFieldHeight = "350px"
let formulaFieldWidth = "350px"

//Set the two keys to press in conjunction that will then hit the "Save" button so that we don't have to use the mouse to click it anymore
//We can use this site to find out what the keys name is:
//Specifically, look for the value of the "event.code" section
//IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE: The key "Enter" cannot be used here as it's in use by Airtable
//For Macs, "OSLeft" and "ShiftRight" can be considered, which is Left Command + Right Shift
//For Windows, "ControlLeft" and "ShiftRight" can be considered, which is Left Control + Right Shift
let saveKey1 = "OSLeft"
let saveKey2 = "ShiftRight"

//Set the two keys to press in conjunction that will then hit the "Add New Field" button
let addFieldKey1 = "OSLeft"
let addFieldKey2 = "Quote"
//Customization End

//Make the formula field larger
GM_addStyle('.formulaAutocomplete > .flex > div > div { height:' + formulaFieldHeight + ' !important; }');
GM_addStyle('.formulaAutocomplete > .flex > div > div  { width:' + formulaFieldWidth + ' !important; }');

let keysPressed = {};

document.addEventListener('keydown', (event) => {
   keysPressed[event.code] = true;
   //Save Keys
   if (keysPressed[saveKey1] && event.code == saveKey2) {
       if(document.querySelector('[aria-label="Field customization"]')){
           document.querySelector('[aria-label="Field customization"]').getElementsByClassName("text-white flex-none flex-inline items-center justify-center rounded blue blueDark1-hover blueDark1-focus strong pointer focus-visible")[0].click()
       else if(document.querySelector('[aria-label="Create field"]')){
           document.querySelector('[aria-label="Create field"]').querySelectorAll('[data-tutorial-selector-id="createColumnDialogCreateButton"]')[0].click()

   if (keysPressed[addFieldKey1] && event.code == addFieldKey2) {

document.addEventListener('keyup', (event) => {
   delete keysPressed[event.code];


Edited 26 Aug 2022: Add the Add new field hotkey
Edited 28 Mar 2023: Update to handle new formula field HTML

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