Keyboard shortcuts for GM

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BolaBoston
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Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by BolaBoston » Tue Mar 21, 2023 11:07 am

I was looking to get keyboard shortcuts for perio in opendental. I have looked at the help section and at the links in github and opendental help but I am unable to figure out if there is a keyboard shortcut to get to the recession, furcation and mobility line.
Essentially, I do not want to use mouse clicks at all for charting and was looking to use keyboard alone to chart completely.

Looking at the sourcecode but mostly there is no way to go to the GM line via code as the only shortcuts are b, p, s and c for various perio functions but there is none for GM, furcation or mobility.

[https://github.com/OpenDental/opendental

https://www.opendental.com/manual224/ke ... tcuts.html
I saw an old post that talks about this - https://www.opendentalsoft.com:8085/forward#p25074, but couldn't find anything else.

Could someone point me in the right direction?

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by rushimg » Tue Mar 21, 2023 11:23 am

Yes would love to have an answer to this

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by jsalmon » Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:43 am

Our supported keyboard entry methods are documented on our Perio Chart page:
Number Entry: Press the numbers on screen or use your keyboard.
  • On the screen: For numbers greater than 9, click 10 button followed by the second digit (10 + 9 = 19).
  • On your keyboard: For numbers greater than 9, press Ctrl + the second number (Ctrl + 3 = 13). Backspace and Delete work as normal.
  • A string of alphanumeric characters entered in a different text editor can also be copy and pasted into the grid (e.g. 1B1211C22S...), using Ctrl+V.
Plaque, Calculus, Bleeding, and Suppuration: Enter using the on-screen button, or a keyboard letter P, C, B, or S. These are entered on the same rows as the probing depths. They show as colored dots above each probing number. There is room for all four colored dots to show. You can enter as you chart probing depths or separately. If entering at the same time as the probing depths, enter the probing depth first (e.g. 5-bleeding). When you enter the probing depth, you will automatically advance to the next cell, but if the cell is empty, the program knows to enter the item on the previous probing entry. Customize colors for each by clicking the color boxes on the right.
https://www.opendental.com/manual/perio.html
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by rushimg » Thu Mar 30, 2023 8:32 am

We took a look at the repo on Github, it looks like the function to move to the GM line already exists, the function just needs to be linked to a keypress as bleeding etc. are. If we were to fork the code, make the change and request a merge, is this something you would be open to?

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by jsalmon » Fri Mar 31, 2023 2:18 pm

rushimg wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2023 8:32 am
We took a look at the repo on Github, it looks like the function to move to the GM line already exists, the function just needs to be linked to a keypress as bleeding etc. are. If we were to fork the code, make the change and request a merge, is this something you would be open to?
Not via that avenue.
We do not accept outside code contributions. See Programming Assistance
https://github.com/OpenDental/opendental
Programming Assistance = https://www.opendental.com/site/program ... tance.html

We prefer to program these kinds of things ourselves or go through our Feature Request system:
https://www.opendental.com/manual/featurerequests.html
The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.

Jason Salmon
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for GM

Post by jordansparks » Sat May 20, 2023 1:01 pm

The perio chart was designed under the assumption that you would have an assistant doing the data entry. That assistant can keep up by using the keyboard and mouse. If you don't have an assistant, then entry was optimized to use touch screen. Mouse and keyboard by the person doing the exam is the last resort. We generally optimize everything in the software for touchscreen/mouse with as little keyboard use as absolutely necessary. There really just isn't much consideration of keyboard-only entry. I honestly thought touchscreens would completely replace normal screens about 10 years ago. They should be considered in operatories.
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