Buttons and shortcuts

Buttons on top

Mimosa provides several alternative ways to perform the same tasks. The following buttons for frequently used functions are displayed on top panel:

ButtonDescription
create a new Mimosa file (File|New)
open a Mimosa file (File|Open)
save the current Mimosa file (File|Save)
publish or print reports (File|Print or publish)
go to Resources view
go to Events view
go to Weeks view
go to Timetables view
manage the colours of Mimosa resources and events
change the Mimosa options (Options)
optimise the timetables (Tools|Optimise)
check the current Mimosa file for errors (Options|Health check)
go to Mimosa web pages

You can select to hide or show buttons on top of screen in selection Options|Other (Show top buttons).

Buttons in Mimosa views

The following buttons are used on the left side of each of the four views Resources, Events, Weeks and Timetables:

ButtonDescription
1) creates a new resource or event
2) allocates or reallocates periods in weeks
3) schedules periods in timetables
edits the current resource or event
1) removes the current resource or event
2) clears the weekly allocated periods from the current event
3) removes the selected periods from timetables
moves the current code up
moves the current code down
copies the selected content in memory or to the Clipboard
pastes the selected content from memory or from the Clipboard
erases all scheduled periods of the current event (sets SCHEDULED=0)
erases weekly and scheduled periods from the current event (sets ALLOCATED=0 and SCHEDULED=0)
sets and cancels bookings in weeks or timetables
locks and unlocks events
1) finds resources or events containing a given set of characters
2) finds events with some of the periods not yet allocated
3) finds the next timetable which has unscheduled periods
displays the collection of the active event
displays events having the active resource in their collections
displays the weekly allocation of the codes
displays weekly periods of the resources of the current event
displays the cumulative periods
displays weekly allocated plus scheduled periods
copies current timetable to the upcoming week(s)
shows conflicting periods or What-if options
Undoes the last action
Redoes the last action

You can hide buttons in selection Options|Other (Show left buttons).

Shortcuts

Below is a list of the keyboard shortcuts you can use instead of menu selections or buttons, sorted by Shortcut and Action.

By Shortcut:

ShortcutActionView
[- Num]Decrease cell periodsWeeks
[+ Num]Increase cell periodsWeeks
[Alt+F4]Close applicationAll views
[Ctrl+A]Select available roomTimetables
[Ctrl+B]Find matching codeResources
[Ctrl+B]Bulk scheduleEvents
[Ctrl+B]Bird's eye viewWeeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+C]Copy to the ClipboardAll views
[Ctrl+D]Display previous web reportAll views
[Ctrl+Del]Clear cellWeeks
[Ctrl+E]Comment cellTimetables
[Ctrl+F6]Next viewAll views
[Ctrl+G]Optimise room usageEvents
[Ctrl+H]Event infoAll views
[Ctrl+I]Summary infoAll views
[Ctrl+K]Show/hide memoAll views
[Ctrl+L]View Clipboard contentAll views
[Ctrl+M]Modify collectionsAll views
[Ctrl+N]Go to next timetableTimetables
[Ctrl+N]Go to next marked eventWeeks
[Ctrl+O]Set/remove bookingsWeeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+P]PrintAll views
[Ctrl+P]Go to previous timetableTimetables
[Ctrl+P]Go to previous marked eventWeeks
[Ctrl+Q]Fit eventsTimetables
[Ctrl+R]Check available roomsTimetables
[Ctrl+S]Save file on diskAll views
[Ctrl+T]Show timetablesAll views
[Ctrl+U]Lock/unlock eventEvents, Weeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+V]Paste from the ClipboardResources, Events, Weeks
[Ctrl+W]View weeks/timetablesResources, Events
[Ctrl+X]CutAll views
[Ctrl+Y]RedoTimetables
[Ctrl+Z]UndoTimetables
[Del]RemoveAll views
[Enter]EditResources, Events
[F1]HelpAll views
[F2]EditResources, Events
[F3]Find next itemAll views
[F5]Replace resourceAll views
[F7]Move block to next slotTimetables
[F9]Quick optimisationTimetables
[Shift+Ctrl+F6]Previous viewAll views
[Shift+Del]UnscheduleWeeks
[Shift+F4]TileAll views
[Shift+F5]CascadeAll views
[Shift+F7]Move block to previous slotTimetables
[SPACE]Set/remove bookingsWeeks, Timetables

By Action:

ShortcutActionView
[Ctrl+B]Bird's eye viewWeeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+B]Bulk scheduleEvents
[Shift+F5]CascadeAll views
[Ctrl+R]Check available roomsTimetables
[Ctrl+Del]Clear cellWeeks
[Alt+F4]Close applicationAll views
[Ctrl+E]Comment cellTimetables
[Ctrl+C]Copy to the ClipboardAll views
[Ctrl+X]CutAll views
[- Num]Decrease cell periodsWeeks
[Ctrl+D]Display previous web reportAll views
[Enter]EditResources, Events
[F2]EditResources, Events
[Ctrl+H]Event infoAll views
[Ctrl+B]Find matching codesResources
[F3]Find next itemAll views
[Ctrl+Q]Fit eventsTimetables
[Ctrl+N]Go to next marked eventWeeks
[Ctrl+N]Go to next timetableTimetables
[Ctrl+P]Go to previous marked eventWeeks
[Ctrl+P]Go to previous timetableTimetables
[F1]HelpAll views
[+ Num]Increase cell periodsWeeks
[Ctrl+U]Lock/unlock eventEvents, Weeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+M]Modify collectionsAll views
[F7]Move block to next slotTimetables
[Shift+F7]Move block to previous slotTimetables
[Ctrl+F6]Next viewAll views
[Ctrl+G]Optimise room usageEvents
[Ctrl+V]Paste from the ClipboardResources, Events, Weeks
[Shift+Ctrl+F6]Previous viewAll views
[Ctrl+P]PrintAll views
[Ctrl+Y]RedoTimetables
[Del]RemoveAll views
[F5]Replace resourceAll views
[Ctrl+S]Save file on diskAll views
[Ctrl+A]Select available roomTimetables
[Ctrl+O]Set/remove bookingsWeeks, Timetables
[SPACE]Set/remove bookingsWeeks, Timetables
[Ctrl+T]Show timetablesAll views
[Ctrl+K]Show/hide memoAll views
[Ctrl+I]Summary infoAll views
[F9]Quick optimisationTimetables
[Shift+F4]TileAll views
[Ctrl+Z]UndoTimetables
[Shift+Del]UnscheduleWeeks
[Ctrl+L]View Clipboard contentAll views
[Ctrl+W]View weeks/timetablesResources, Events