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Enter key to select material

MechEngManMechEngMan Member Posts: 21 PRO
This is a relatively simple change that I think will improve user experience when assigning materials. 

I would love to be able to select materials using only the keyboard. For example, I would right click the part, assign material, then begin typing "alum" and aluminum comes up (which it does now). If I then hit enter, it selects aluminum, however if I hit enter again it brings the material list back down instead of just assigning the material. It's a small wish, just a little annoyance at the moment. 

Let me know what you think. 



  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,813
    @MechEngMan Hit Tab then ENTER.

    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • MechEngManMechEngMan Member Posts: 21 PRO
    You have saved my life @lougallo haha. 

    Thanks for the tip! 
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,855 PRO
    I too find hitting enter just expands the drop down lists to be annoying. 

    One of those things that's 'only in Onshape' 
    Typically if you hit enter in a dialog you are confirming a selection in the list. But if the list is not expanded the behavior should be to confirm the dialog window. 
  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 69 EDU
    edited May 3
    @MechEngMan @lougallo you can also hit ctrl-enter without having to press tab first.
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