Standardize keyboard interaction for combo box and lookup controls


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jul 1, 2022 To be announced

Business value

This feature provides improved usability of lookups and combo box controls by standardizing user interactions with these controls.

Feature details

With this feature, a targeted adjustment has been made to the keyboard interaction for combo box and lookup controls to align more closely with other Dynamics 365 products. Specifically, the behavior of the Enter key has been modified so that it opens the dropdown list when these controls are editable, making it easier for users to get to the list of available values. Pressing Enter when the dropdown list is open will continue to select the current value and close the dropdown list.

Additionally, starting in version 10.0.30, this feature also changes to align the behavior of the Enter key with regard to triggering hyperlinks. With this feature enabled, pressing Enter will cause hyperlinks to trigger when focus is in read-only or view mode controls. Ctrl+Enter will continue to be a consistent shortcut for triggering hyperlinks regardless of field state, but especially for editable fields.

Important dates

These dates represent the current targets for this feature as it progresses toward becoming mandatory for all customers. The dates are subject to change.

Feature stage Version Date
Public preview 10.0.27 July 2022
Generally available 10.0.30 November 2022
On by default 10.0.32 April 2023
Mandatory 10.0.36 October 2023