If you're interested in learning more about the new desktop shortcuts available beginning with xTuple version 4.9, we've just posted a new video explaining how these customizable shortcuts work.
That's right: these desktop shortcuts are fully customizable. With a few simple keystrokes, you can add links to your favorite xTuple screens right from the main desktop — and you don't need your system administrator to help you do it. Watch the video and you can see how easy adding these desktop shortcuts can be.
Hopefully you'll find the new shortcut feature speeds up your workflow. Shortcuts allow you to go straight to all the screens you need most, without having to navigate through the menu structure. You can link to any screen in the xTuple application. So that leaves you lots of choices!
xTuple's own marketing department finds these shortcuts extremely helpful, in this example from the CRM module.
The desktop shortcuts are part of the xtdesktop package, which comes included with xTuple ERP. You'll need xtdesktop version 4.0.x (or later) with xTuple ERP version 4.9.x (or later) to use the shortcuts. OK, so maybe you'll need your system administrator to help you upgrade. Or arrange for upgrades through xTuple's business continuity service. But for sure, once you're upgraded, adding the shortcuts couldn't be easier.