ROBOTILL POS Online Help
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Hot Keys and using a Keyboard

In ROBOTILL POS applications no keyboard is required as the apps are 100% touch screen friendly with its own on-screen keyboard. ROBOTILL is however also designed to work very well with a keyboard.

We will discuss some keyboard shortcuts and tips on how to use the keyboard more effectively in the POS applications (this does not apply to ROBOTILL Manager).

Hot Keys (Shortcut Keys)

Note: Some of the functions are not available in the workshop module.

  • F1 = Open online help
  • F2 = Customer Selection
  • F3 = Price Change
  • F4 = Open Menu Options
  • F5 = Pay in Retail and Restaurant and Complete Job in the workshop module
  • F6 = Reprint Last Slip
  • F7 = Product Search
  • F8 = Account Payment
  • F9 = Cash Up
  • F11 = Remove Sale Item
  • DOWN ARROW = Main Screens: Move the selection in the grid down. Menu and Selection Screens: Move focus on buttons down.
  • UP ARROW = Main Screens: Move the selection in the grid up. Menu and Selection Screens: Move focus on buttons up.
  • LEFT ARROW = Menu and Selection Screens: Move focus on buttons left.
  • RIGHT ARROW = Menu and Selection Screens: Move focus on buttons right.
  • PAGE UP = Main Screens: Increase the selected item's quantity. Menu and Selection Screens: Previous Page
  • PAGE DOWN = Main Screens: Decrease the selected item's quantity. Menu and Selection Screens: Next Page
  • ENTER = In most screens it will press the default button or select the selected item.
  • ESCAPE = Main Screens: Log off. Lock Screen: Close Application. Most other screens it will be a cancel.

Learning to use a keyboard

You very seldom have to use a mouse or touch screen. For example, to do a complete sale (in the retail module) without using a mouse or touch screen once, do the following:

  1. To log in, from the secure mode screen just press ENTER.
  2. Type in your PIN and press ENTER (or swipe/scan your card).
  3. Type the Barcode, Stock Code or description and press ENTER (or scan the item).
  4. Repeat the previous step for all the items.
  5. Press F5 to complete the sale.
  6. Type the amount and press ENTER (for a cash sale).
  7. Press ESC to log off.

As you would have noticed by following the steps above, ROBOTILL has been designed to work very will when you choose to use a keyboard.

You can follow similar steps in the restaurant module however some actions in the restaurant module does require a mouse or touch screen as you need to select tables and items from different categories.

Working with the Menu and Item Selection Screens

To open the Menu press F4. You can use the arrow keys to move to the required menu item.

Selection in the Menu from keyboard

The button that has focus from the keyboard will be slightly darker - press ENTER to select that item or use the Arrow keys to move to the item you want. The item that will be selected from a mouse click will have a dark blue colour.

To move to the next page use PAGE-DOWN. To move to the previous page use PAGE-UP.

The same applies to any screen that will pop up a selection of buttons you can choose from.

Working with Product Selection and Customer Selection Screens

Both the product and customer selection screens will remember your previous search selection. For example if you used customer name to search the previous time, customer name will again be selected. When the screen opens you can then immediately type the customer name (or whatever search option you preferred) and press ENTER.

The results will be listed in the grid. Press the DOWN-ARROW to select the first item and use the DOWN-ARROW and UP-ARROW to get to the item you want. Press ENTER to select the item.