About using the keyboard in dialog boxes

To select or choose controls with an underlined letter in their titles, type Alt+underlined_letter at any time when the dialog box is active. For example, if you type Alt+O in a dialog box, it is the same as clicking OK.

To move forward (right or down) from one control to the next, press Tab. To reverse the direction (for example, move from right to left), press Tab and Shift.

To move within a list box, groups of option controls, or groups of page tabs, press the appropriate arrow key.

Options that are unavailable appear dimmed and cannot be selected.

The following conventions are typically used in NetBackup dialog boxes:

Command buttons initiate an immediate action. One command button in each dialog box carries out the command you choose. Generally, this button is labeled OK. Other command buttons let you cancel the command or choose from additional options.

Command buttons that contain an ellipsis (...) open another dialog box so you can provide more information or confirm an action. Command buttons that are marked with an arrow display a menu.

A dark border around a button initially indicates the default button. Press Enter or the spacebar at any time to select the button with a dark border.

If there is a Cancel button, press Esc at any time to cancel immediately.

Press Tab to move the keyboard focus to the next control. When you change focus to a command button, it temporarily has a dark border. If the focus is not on a control, the dark border returns to the default command button in the pane.

You can check or uncheck (select or clear) check boxes to turn on or turn off an option. Check boxes can have two states (checked and unchecked) or three states (checked, unchecked, and indeterminate).

Press Tab to move from one check box to another. Press the spacebar to change the check box to the next state. If you type the mnemonic key for a check box, it also moves the focus to that check box and changes its state.

Use option controls to select only one option from a group of options. (Option buttons can represent two or three states, as check boxes do.)

To select the next or the previous buttons within a group, press the arrow keys.

To move the focus to a control and select it, type the mnemonic key for the option control.

Tabbed pages are used to fit many options into a single dialog box. Each page contains separate groups of controls such as check boxes or option controls. To move the focus to the page tab for the currently visible page, press Tab. To move the focus to the page tab and display it, type the mnemonic key for the page tab.