Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Office

  • TAB: Advance to next link or field on a web page
  • SHIFT+TAB: Previous link or field
  • Up and Down Arrow keys: Move through list
  • Space: Select/unselect check boxes and radio boxes
  • ALT+TAB Move between apps (Hold down ALT key, tap TAB key to cycle through options)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow Keys: Select text
  • CTRL+W or CTRL+F4: Close window
  • ALT+F4: Close application
  • ALT: "hot-key" mode to view ribbon key commands
  • CTRL+S: Save
  • CTRL+A: Select all
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+P: Print
  • Windows key: Start menu
  • Windows key+#: Launch Taskbar application (If IE is the first item on your taskbar, then Winkey+1)
  • SHIFT+F10 or Menu Key (between Window and Ctrl key): activates "right click" menu
  • Alt+Space+X: Maximize window
  • Alt+Space+N: Minimize window
  • Windows key+L: Lock computer

Microsoft Outlook

  • CTRL+1: Mail
  • CTRL+2: Calendar
  • CTRL+3: People
  • TAB to move between panes
  • Arrow to move up and down within a pane
  • CTRL+N: New email
  • ALT+S: Send
  • CTRL+R: Reply
  • CTRL+Shift+R: Reply all
  • CTRL+D or Del: Delete
  • CTRL+Shift+S: Post to a folder:
  • F11: Search (arrow through list)


  • ALT+Right/Left arrow: Forward and back history
  • CTRL+T: New tab
  • CTRL+Tab: Next tab
  • CTRL+Shift+Tab: Previous tab
  • CTRL+1 to Ctrl+8: A specific tab
  • CTRL+9: Last tab
  • CTRL+W or Ctrl+F4: Close the current tab.
  • Ctrl+Shift+T: Reopen the last closed tab
  • CTRL++: Zoom in
  • CTRL+-: Zoom out
  • Ctrl+L or Alt+D or F6: Focus the address bar so you can begin typing.
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