Links and Buttons
Words in blue are links which when clicked usually take you to a different page. This will usually replace the current page. However, if you hold down the Ctrl key when clicking a link or when pressing a button, the new page will appear in a new tab. This is a very useful facility and can be used to look up or edit other information without closing the current page.
If you are unsure what a link or button does, hover the mouse over it and a ‘tooltip’ will often give you an explanation. After a while tooltips close themselves. You can speed this up by clicking on an empty part of the page.
Links appear at the top of most pages and at the bottom of longer pages. Clicking one of these links takes you to a different page (or sometimes an empty record of the same type as the present page. Filters to change the data that you see are usually near the top of a page, under the links.
Many lists have the letters of the alphabet in a row above the list. Clicking on one these letters will jump to the first item in the main column (such as a member's surname or group name) starting with that letter.
Clicking the large black arrows in circles in the top right and bottom right corners of some pages will quickly scroll to the bottom and top of the page.
Clicking the up and down arrows at the top of each section in some tables will jump straight to the top or bottom of the table.
To select items in a table prior to performing an operation with the selected members/groups, you may either tick the boxes in the Select column individually or you may click the Select column header or footer to bring up a sub-menu with various selection options, e.g. members with or without email addresses.
In some tables, clicking the Select column header has a different function - it will toggle the state of all the check boxes in the column from ticked to unticked and vice-versa. The column tooltip will clarify the function.
Some table lists have titles in the header row shown in blue. By clicking on these links, the list will be reordered, sorted by the selected column.
If a drop-down list is long, you can jump quickly to the first entry starting with any particular letter(s) by focusing the list (just click on it) and then pressing the letter(s) on the keyboard.
Successive presses of the same letter will step through the list one entry at a time. This can sometimes be quicker than scrolling through the list.
The order in which your drop-down lists are displayed can be changed in your Personal Preferences (see 9.1).
Where there are fields in Beacon that require you to enter a date and time, click in the field to display the ‘Calendar Control’.
Click on the drop-down lists to change the Month [A] and Year [B],
or use the right and left arrows [C] to go forward or back by one month at a time.
Click to select the required Day [D].
The Hour and Minute can be changed by dragging the sliders [E] to the left or right.
When the required date and time have been chosen, press the Done button.