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Background documentation Working with Screen Magnifiers in SAP GUI for Windows  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Reading Long Tooltips in SAP GUI for Windows

If you are working with a greatly magnified screen, long tooltips (also known as quick infos) can exceed the screen section of the screen magnifier. The text of the tooltip is no longer shown in full. Once you move the screen section to show the missing part of the tooltip however, it disappears. In SAP GUI for Windows you can use the following procedure to freeze long tooltip texts on the user interface in order to read the whole of the text.


       1.      Use the tab key on your keyboard (not the mouse pointer) to go to the UI element you want - for instance, a pushbutton.

       2.      Press the key combination CTRL + q.

       3.      The tooltip for this UI element appears and stays on the screen for as long as the focus is on this element.

       4.      While the tooltip is displayed, you can move the mouse pointer along it to read the full text. Note that the tooltip disappears as soon as you move the mouse pointer or press the tab key to focus on a different element.

Setting the Type of Message Notification

You want to display system messages in a dialog box so they can be focused on, or you want to activate the warning beep when a message is displayed. You make this setting in the local layout of SAP GUI for Windows: The procedure is described in Setting the Type of Message Notification.

Useful Keyboard Commands in SAP GUI for Windows

The following table contains shortcut keys in SAP GUI for Windows that are useful for working with screen magnifiers.

Keyboard Commands in SAP GUI for Windows


Keyboard Command

Move focus to command field

(field to input transaction code)

CTRL + /


Move focus to the first field of the application area

CTRL + i

Move focus to the last element that can be focused

CTRL + Shift + i

Display tooltip for a UI element (as described above)

CTRL + q

Skip forwards over associated areas (for example, groups, tables, or lists)

CTRL + Tab

Skip backwards over associated areas (for example, groups, tables, or lists)

CTRL + Shift + Tab



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