I’m back to my periodic efforts to use RM7 and RM8 in parallel, doing the same simple tasks on both. One of the most frustrating little things in RM8 is the lack of a keyboard shortcut to exit the Edit Person screen. This would be a normal Close exit where everything is saved, not a Cancel exit where nothing is saved.
RM7 had Alt-O which worked great. The Close button had an underscore under the letter “o” so you knew that Alt-O would do a Close. Nothing even remotely like that seems to work in RM8. Actually, the ESC key seems to work. If that’s the intended behavior, then that’s just so wrong. An ESC is supposed to indicate escape or cancel type of operations, not save type of operations that are a part of a normal exit.
So I wonder if this could be addressed in a positive fashion. Closing out of the Edit Person screen is something that every single RM user does very frequently. Therefore, I would hope that a simple and obvious hotkey could be supported for this important function, not the ESC key, and not a “playing the piano” solution that would require clicking several keys simultaneously. It should be no more than two keys. For example, Ctrl-W and Alt-F4 are somewhat standard functions to close a window. Ctrl-W would be much preferable to Alt-F4.
I have the feeling this has been discussed before, but if so then I couldn’t find the previous discussion.
Upon further review, Alt-F4 already works. I’ll try to start using it. It’s just that the function keys such as F4 are harder to get at than something like Ctrl-W, especially when they are combined with the Alt key.