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Toad for Oracle 13.1.1 - Getting Started Guide

Welcome to Toad Toad Resources Required Privileges Create and Manage Database Connections Editor Basics Schema Browser Basics Data Grid Basics Work with Data Work with Database Objects Work with Code
Write Statements and Scripts Work with the Query Builder Execute Statements and Scripts Save Statements (SQL Recall) Work with PL/SQL Objects Debug Analyze Code Optimize SQL
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Customize Shortcut Keys

Customize your Toad Environment > Use Shortcut Keys > Customize Shortcut Keys

Toad provides dozens of default standard shortcut keys, plus you can assign new ones or customize the standard ones. Toad also provides default menu hot keys. These are the underlined keys shown in a menu item that you press along with the ALT key to open that menu item or command. You can change the underlined character from its default.

Note: If you have customized your shortcut keys, you will not automatically be able to use new shortcuts added in future Toad upgrades. However, you can reset your shortcut keys to the default in order to gain access to all new shortcuts.

See Shortcut Keys Options in the online help for more information.

To change a menu hot key

  1. Right-click the toolbar and select Customize.
  2. Right-click the menu item you want to change.
  3. Change the underlined character by changing the location of the ampersand in the Name field. For example, &Tools underlines the T, while T&ools underlines the o.

To change shortcut keys

  1. Click on the standard toolbar.

    Tip: You can also select View | Toad Options.

  2. Select Toolbars/Menus | Shortcuts.
  3. Select the command for which you want to set or change the shortcut keys.
  4. Type the keystrokes you want to use.

    The shortcut key is changed as you type. If there is a conflict with another shortcut key, an asterisk (*) displays in the Conflict column. You can then find the conflict and remove it.

    Note: This option only allows you to use one keystroke after a control key (such as CTRL or ALT).

 

Print a List of Shortcut Keys

Customize your Toad Environment > Use Shortcut Keys > Print a List of Shortcut Keys

You can print a list of the shortcut keys that are provided with Toad.

See the online help for a list of popular shortcut keys.

To print the list of shortcut keys

  1. Click on the standard toolbar.

    Tip: You can also select View | Toad Options.

  2. Select Toolbars/Menus | Shortcuts.
  3. Click the Category or Shortcut column to sort the list.
  4. Click Print.

 

Customize Toolbars, Menus and Commands

Customize the Toad Interface

Toad provides many ways for you to customize the interface to suit your work style and improve your productivity. Most areas of the interface are customizable, from the toolbars and menus, to the grids and workspace itself. You can also set custom defaults for actions, commands, and other tasks that Toad performs for you.

 

Enable Self-Configuring Menus

Customize your Toad Environment > Customize Toolbars, Menus and Commands > Enable Self-Configuring Menus

Toad menu bars can be set to configure themselves based on your work patterns. Toad collects usage data on the commands you use most often, then personalizes the menus by moving the most used commands closer to the top of the list and hiding commands that you use rarely.

To have menus configure themselves

  1. Right click the toolbar or menu and select Customize.
  2. Select the Options tab.
  3. Select Menus show recently used commands first

 

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