During my classes I always get at least one Ahaaaa from a delegate or maybe even a “(#¤%&/(%¤ I have wasted half my life not knowing that”, so I have been urged to share some of my little tricks here on my blog.
So here they are:
Expand Lines on documents
How to expand the lines subpage on documents from NAV 2016 and forward. Everybody tries to expand the Lines here:
But there is actually a secret line underneath the totals, and this is where the lines subpage is expanded:
Copy Error messages
Clicking Ctrl+C on message boxes. Isn’t it annoying to get an error and then to have to type the whole error message into a Google search manually? It’s much easier to just press Ctrl+C on the message box and the paste it directly into a Google search or in a Notepad:
Press Ctrl+C, open a browser or a notepad and paste it in with Ctrl+V:
Testing permissions is always a hassle. Change the permissions then log out and in as the new user to test the permissions. Here we can use a secret windows trick instead:
Hold the Shift key down and Right-Click on your icon:
Select Run as a different user and login:
And now you are logged in as John
A word of warning: Now all documents saved to the desktop or documents will be saved to Johns desktop or documents.
Copy as Path
Copy as Path. Another Windows function is this. I want to find the full path of a file. Don’t type it in manually, just point to the file, hold the shift-key down, right-click and select Copy as Path.
Now you get this in the clipboard:
Sometimes you want to compare stuff on the screen and what do you do? Open a program take it out of maximized mode and adjust it then repeat it on another program. Instead press Windows+Arrow-Right then the following happens:
The active windows is automatically resized to half-size and you can select the other half:
The key sequence Windows+Arrow-Left does the same just opposite.
About this page
About this page in the Windows and new Web-client will open a new page showing information about the active page and record. The key sequence Ctrl+Alt+F1 is necessary because otherwise it is not possible to get information from subpages.
However, some display drivers have occupied the Ctrl+Alt+F1 for other uses.
If the key sequence Ctrl+Alt+F1 is taken, it is enough to add the Windows key, so now the key sequence Ctrl+Win+Alt+F1.
Same thing on some laptops where the F1 are not activated, then it is enough to add the Fn key, so now the key sequence Ctrl+Fn+Alt+F1.
…. And then there is worst case
Ctrl+Win+Fn+Alt+F1 – If you run out of fingers, then use the nose
Warm up the system before demos
When demoing Dynamics NAV or 365 BC for a customer on a local PC, it is always annoying that the Nav service is slow after reboot. Then there is a little hack. Go to search and search for Test Tool:
Then add a test codeunit:
Select a test codeunit called System Warmup:
Then run it:
Limitations: It must run on a developer license and the language must be set to English.
Update License without rebooting the service tier
It is possible to install a license file without restarting the service tier:
Go to PowerShell and import it then it does not need restarting: