Use Hotkeys

A Hotkey (or accelerator key, shortcut key, keyboard shortcut, hot key, key binding, keybinding, key combo, etc.) is a key or set of keys that performs a predefined function. These functions can often be done via some other, more indirect mechanism, such as using a menu, typing a longer command, and/or using a pointing device. By reducing such sequences to a few keystrokes, this can often save the user time, hence "shortcut".

For shortcuts which consist of keys "pressed together", you have to hold down the modifier key(s), then quickly press and release the regular (non-modifier) key, and finally release the modifier key(s). This distinction is important, as trying to press all the keys simultaneously will frequently either miss some of the modifier keys, or cause unwanted auto-repeat. (

Store Manager for VirtueMart has lots of hotkeys and they are changing all the time. So it's easier to understand how to find them than to learn all of them.

Store Manager has one basic Modifier key - Alt. All regular (non-modifier) keys you can find on the Main Menu drop-down names. Regular keys are underlined letters there.

For example File has one underlined letter - F, so that is regular key to enter File menu.


Open Store Manager Sections

Let's try to use one of them and open Additional Reports page.

  1. To open Additional Reports page first open Reports drop-down list, hold down the modifier key - Alt and then quickly press and release the regular key (underlined letter) - R, and release the modifier key.
  2. Now, you'll see Reports drop-down menu. Pay attention that here all Report names have underlined letters too. So, to open Additional Reports page hold down the modifier key - Alt and then quickly press and release the regular key (underlined letter) - A, and release the modifier key.
  3. Additional Reports page opens automatically.

Switch languages by pressing [Ctrl]+[L] key combination.

In Case you are using My SQL Bridge connection you can press:

Ctrl+Alt+G - to Get Data from Web,

Ctrl+Alt+P - to Post Data to Web.

Use Hot Keys for POS feature (coming soon)

By eMagicOne Inc.