This tip works with all versions of GP (including 7, 8, and 9).

Step 1: Add the item that you want for the shortcut to your Navigation Pane. If you are making a shortcut to a GP window in Version 10, open the window; then click “File>>Add to Shortcuts”. In older version, open the window and click “Add>>Current Window” in the navigation pane.

You can also use this to create shortcuts to External Files or Programs, Webpages, or SmartLists.

Step 2: Once the Shortcut is in the Navigation Pane, right click on the Shortcut and go to shortcut properties. Click the drop-down menu and select the Function Key you want to use. I suggest adding the Function Key to the Name of the shortcut. Otherwise, it will be hard to remember which function keys you assigned to which shortcut.


Note: You can assign to any function key except F1. F1 is used for “Help”. If you have never used the “F1” feature, open a window in GP and hit F1. You will get a popup of Help about the window you are in.

Step 3: You will now see the tip in your Navigation Pane. You don’t have to click it anymore, now you can just hit the Function Key on your Keyboard. You do not have to be on the homepage for this feature to work. You can be in Sales, Purchasing, etc. and if you click the Function Key, the shortcut will work.