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❑The Micro Key Millennium Series™ Application Desktop (MKMS Desktop) is the base Form within which almost all of the other MKMS Forms and Processes are displayed and run.
Micro Key Millennium Series STARK Application Desktop
•There are three distinct elements displayed on the MKMS Desktop:
1.Tabs - These are relatively standard Windows® tabs which are located at the top of the MKMS Desktop.
▪Each Tab has a Ribbon Menu offering options related to that Tab (the Receivables Tab's Search Icon is selected in the illustrated below)
MKMS Desktop Tabs - Search - list of options
▪The Ribbon Menu may be hidden by Clicking the small Up-Arrow on the top right side of any Tab's Ribbon Menu (as shown by the hand pointer in the image below).
oOnce hidden, none of the Tab's Ribbon Menus will be displayed until a specific Tab is Selected.
▪When a Tab is selected, small Down-Arrow is shown on the top right side of that Tab's Ribbon Menu
oClicking that Down-Arrow "will lock" the Ribbon Menus in the "Always Display" mode again.
oOtherwise, when a Tab is Selected, the User may Choose a Ribbon Menu option from that Tab's Ribbon Menu, and once chosen, the Ribbon Menu is again hidden
2.The Primary Form for each Module's Tab has a Ribbon Menu associated with the selected Tab.
▪Each MKMS Desktop Tab provides access to one or more Forms associated with the Module that Tab represents (e.g., the Receivables Tab offers a Subscribers, Auto Bill, Auto Draft and Post Receipts option) and - sometimes - additional functionality (e.g., the Receivables Tab has Open Prospect Screen, Search options) to which the User of the Module will frequently require access.
3.Status Bar - Located at the bottom of the MKMS Desktop, the Status Bar provides various information such as the User's Log in name, Network Node Address (if appropriate), pending Reminders, certain Central Station Monitoring related information (if activated), and the current time, among others which may be displayed as needed.
❑Overview of the Tabs:
Icons and Options (Search option selected) on the Receivables Tab on the MKMS Desktop
Icons and Options (Help option selected) on the Payables Tab on the MKMS Desktop
Icons & Options on the Service Tab on the MKMS Desktop
Icons and Options on the Shortcuts Tab on the MKMS Desktop
•Backstage Menu System - This Backstage Menu System provides access to all necessary set-up, special operation, and administrative Menu Options
Backstage - File Menu
Backstage Menu System - Maintenance Menu
Backstage Menu System - Reports Menu
✓Window - Provides the relatively standard Windows® choices for Form arrangement and Display options.
Backstage Menu System - Windows Menu
Backstage Menu System - Security Menu
Backstage Menu System - Help Menu
MKMS (internal) Function Key Listing
MKMSCS - Central Station Function Key Listing
❖Also, see the Using the Help Files chapters for more information about the comprehensive Help System available for MKMS.