Keyboard shortcut to jump to 'author' field in Properties sidebar? Also small UI bug

I mainly use DT as a way to capture physical correspondence documents from my scanner and to act as a filing cabinet. I spend a fair amount of time adding metadata to my documents. I like to add author metadata to the PDFs when the OCR is complete so that I can quickly see who sent the document.

In the previous version of DT there was a keyboard shortcut to bring-up a Properties HUD window which was convenient as the mouse wasn’t needed when adding metadata to multiple scanned documents. However in DT3 the properties window has become a sidebar (which looks much nicer.) The problem is that I cannot find a way to jump to that field without resorting to a pointing device. Is there a way to focus on that field by using the keyboard? I tried UI scripting via AppleScript and Accessibility, but the field doesn’t appear to have an Accessibility Label.

Also - a minor bug report: the field is slightly too close vertically to its enclosing view, so the focus/highlight ring clips slightly at the top.

Screenshot 2020-01-05 at 16.25.54

Control-P opens the Properties inspector.
Shift-Control-Tab should set the keyboard focus to the inspector.

The focus is on the Title attribute, so Shift-Tab will move this up to the Author field. Development would have to assess if this should be adjusted.

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Amazing. Thanks so much, and thanks for such a quick reply.

You’re welcome :slight_smile:

Thanks for reporting this, the next maintenance release will fix this.

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