Navigation Tips

Navigation Tips

F1 Relative's About Page
F2 Relative's Ahnentafel Page
F3 Relative's Family Comparison Page
F4 Relative's DNA Comparison Page
F5 Merge Relative Data

F6 Profile's Ancestor Page
F7 Profile's Chromosome Browser
F8 Profile's Relative List
F9 Profile's Segment Map

F10 Edit Preferences
F11 Edit Data Import Templates (Windows)
F12 Help

ESC Stop data import or redisplay table data

Access Table Functions

GDAT provides access to the database by displaying data in various tables. The contents of these tables can be filtered with on-page tools or right click options.

In general:

The F keys are present next to the menu items they relate to, so although you may wish to have them written down on your desk somewhere for quick access, they are ever present in the program as reminders as well.

Some menu items also have an underline under a letter, allowing for quick navigation by using the Alt key with that letter, but not all menu items have this.

All views have two gold arrow buttons in the top right corner. These allow the user to navigate back and forward between pages they have already visited in the current session. These are particularly helpful when viewing pages typically accessed via a right click menu option, such as Compare Groups, or when working primarily between 2 or 3 page views.

There is one exception to navigating through pages via the gold buttons - the five Relative View pages (F1-F5) are treated as one single page as each of these pages when viewed, as they all relate to a single relative at any one time.

These five Relative View pages (F1-F5) therefore have two green arrow buttons just below the gold buttons.  These green arrows allow the user to navigate back or forwards between relatives who have been viewed in this session and who match the current profile. 

If when navigating via the green buttons, a blank relative record is encountered, then this indicates that whomever that record belongs to, is not a match to the current profile.

With each navigation system, the buttons work in a circular manner, that is, if you have viewed 5 pages or relatives, you should be able to circle through those 5 pages without end, moving in either a forwards or backwards arrow direction.

If the Navigation option on the Preferences (F10) page has been set to true, it is possible to use up/down arrows to move between pages, and use right/left arrows to move between relatives on F1-F5 relative pages.

How to "right-click" on a Mac for GDAT

On a Mac, "right-click" menu items are accessed by a "Control-Click", not the usual Command-click. 

How to make the function keys on a Mac work 

Rather than having to use the Fn key to action an F key, it is possible to adjust your keyboard settings. 

In Settings, select Keyboard and check the box next to use function keys as standard function keys.