Shortcut to activate cursor in MS Access?


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    Shortcut to activate cursor in MS Access?


    What is the keyboard shortcut to activate the cursor in a highlighted field in MS Access?

    When I move between fields in table view, the text in the fields is always highlighted in black. What keyboard shortcut do I need to hit in order to 'convert' this highlight into an active cursor, so that I can start typing and adding text without deleting all the existing text in the fields? Without this shortcut, I have to use the mouse every time to put the cursor in the fields, which is an extra time consuming step when adding text to fields.
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    Don,

    When it has the whole field selected, press the right arrow key and it will place the insertion point at the end of the selected text ready for you to type in more text - you'll know it is there because you'll see it blinking at you.

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    Try3 said:
    When it has the whole field selected, press the right arrow key and it will place the insertion point at the end of the selected text ready for you to type in more text - you'll know it is there because you'll see it blinking at you.
    Thanks, but unfortunately that didn't work for me. Maybe it's a setting, but using the arrow keys is how I move between the fields in table view. However, the solution is to press F2. That does exactly what you described, placing the insertion point at the end of the selected text. So all is good!
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    Just wondering ... any particular reason for using Access as opposed to something like SQLite?
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    Don,

    Don69 said:
    Thanks, but unfortunately that didn't work for me. Maybe it's a setting, but using the arrow keys is how I move between the fields in table view. However, the solution is to press F2. That does exactly what you described, placing the insertion point at the end of the selected text. So all is good!
    Yes, you're right. The relevant settings are in
    [Access 2007] Access Options, Advanced.
    [Access 2016] Access Options, Client settings
    I don't know about other versions.

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