In the overview of each Daxto environment, shortcuts can be set. These allow you to easily and quickly go to places within the environment.
What can I shortcut?
To make the shortcuts as useful as possible for everyone, it has been kept extremely flexible. There is no (long) list of established places to which you are limited. Instead, any page within Daxto can be set as a shortcut. You do that simply with the address (URL) of the desired page. So with that freedom, you can link any Daxto page, including:
- Your balance report, even with a specific date range if you want.
- Your personal time or travel registration records.
- The most useful news or help articles for you.
And so on. But that's not all, it's also very quick and easy to do. Just read on:
Create a shortcut
Creating a new shortcut works like this:
- Go to the page within the Daxto environment that you want to create the shortcut to.
- Copy the address into your browser's address bar, which begins with https://daxto.com.
(If you have trouble with this, nothing to worry about, read more about addresses below)
- Go to the overview page. You can do that from the menu, or you press Alt+O. That's the O of 'overview'.
- Click on the plus button under 'Your Shortcuts', which is always the last button.
- Paste the address you copied earlier into the address field of the bar that appeared on the left side of the screen.
- Fill in a title that you find useful. Do keep it concise, maximum 20 characters.
- Press save, the page will now refresh. After that, your new shortcut will be visible.
Good to know is that shortcuts are per user and environment. This means that another user in the same environment can set up different shortcuts, but also that you can set up separate shortcuts for each environment you have access to. You can create a total of 20 shortcuts per environment for your account.
Because of copying addresses and using the ALT key, creating shortcuts is easiest via a laptop or desktop computer. But with some extra patience it can also be done on a tablet or smartphone of course. In use, it is then equally quick and easy everywhere.
Edit or delete shortcut
To edit or delete a shortcut, hold down the Alt key and click/tap the shortcut you want to edit. The shortcut's settings sidebar will reappear on the left side of the screen. After your changes, don't forget to click save, of course.
If you want to move the shortcut, for example from the 4th place to the 2nd place, you can do so by modifying it in the above way. So the position of a shortcut can be changed by modifying the shortcut. To do this, change the number in the 'position' field. If you choose a position that is already in use, the shortcut that was originally at that position will move to the right. Just like all shortcuts that came after it. To clarify, let's say you start like this:
Now if you edit the link at position 4 and set it to position 2, it will look like this afterwards:
How do I use shortcuts in the fastest way?
Instead of clicking the shortcut, or tapping it with your finger, you can use them even faster. This works especially quickly on devices with a physical keyboard, like a computer for example. Anyway, here's the thing:
You can open the first 10 shortcuts on your list by using the Alt key and then the number. For example, Alt+1 for the first one. For the tenth one, use Alt+0.
The eleventh or later shortcuts cannot be opened quickly with the Alt key, you will have to click or tap them. The first 10 are therefore best suited to the places you want to be able to access most quickly.
If you combine these shortcuts with Alt+O of 'overview', it gets even faster. You can return from any page within Daxto with Alt+O to the overview page of the environment. If you then press Alt+1 you will go straight from that overview to your first shortcut.
Good story, but which address?
This flexibility and freedom has one drawback. That address, also called URL, that's understandable to computer-savvy people. But what if that doesn't ring a bell? No problem at all. It can be explained as follows:
Every website on the Internet has a unique address. In fact, every page per website even has a unique address. But we don't all deal with that address every day. Yet you secretly know what is meant. Think about rijksoverheid.nl, which is such an address. That particular address takes you to the government's website.
When you type the address on your computer you do so in the address bar. That is a bar at the top of your browser. Browser is a technical term for 'internet program'. Your browser, or internet program, may be called Firefox, or Edge, or Chrome. If you enter rijksoverheid.nl in the address bar of your browser and press enter, the address immediately changes to https://www.rijksoverheid.nl. That is the real address, but fortunately browsers allow us to type it in abbreviated form.
Once you see the central government website in front of you, and you click on 'current' to read the latest news, for example, pay attention. The address in your browser is now changing too. At least, the beginning remains the same, but the end is completed. You will see the address https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/actueel.
That way, every website, and every page on that website, has a unique address in the world. That is the address you enter for your shortcut in Daxto. So first you go to the Daxto page you want to shortcut, then you copy the address from the address bar of your browser, and finally you paste that address in the address field of your shortcut. With a little practice, that won't take 15 seconds.