Keyboard shortcuts in Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10

You can use keyboard shortcuts in Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 to do many common tasks, such as compose a new email message, reply to a meeting invitation, and so on. The keyboard shortcuts are especially helpful if you use assistive technologies.

A quick reference of the most frequently used shortcuts appears first.

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Quick reference - Frequently used shortcuts

All shortcuts, Mail app in Windows 10

All shortcuts, Calendar app in Windows 10

Quick reference - Frequently used shortcuts

Frequent navigation shortcuts

To do this

Press

Switch to Inbox

Ctrl + Shift + L

Switch to Calendar

Ctrl + 2

Switch to Mail

Ctrl + 1

Move to a different region

F6

Search

Ctrl + E

Zoom in

Ctrl + + (Ctrl and plus sign)

Zoom out

Ctrl + - (Ctrl and minus sign)

Frequent Mail shortcuts

To do this

Press

Reply to a message

Ctrl + R

Create a message

Ctrl + N

Add an attachment

Alt + 1

Send a message

Alt + S

Delete a message or conversation

Ctrl + D

Frequent Calendar shortcuts

To do this

Press

Create an appointment

Ctrl+N

Delete an appointment

Ctrl+D

Accept a meeting invitation

Alt+C

Decline a meeting invitation

Alt+D

Show my calendar in Day view

Ctrl+Alt+1

Show my calendar in Work Week view

Ctrl+Alt+2

All shortcuts, Mail app in Windows 10

To do this

Press

Toggle the important
property on a conversation

CTRL+SHIFT+G

Delete a conversation

CTRL+D

Delete a conversation

DEL

Archive a conversation

BACKSPACE

Mark as read

CTRL+Q

Mark as unread

CTRL+U

Reply to current mail

CTRL+R

Reply all

CTRL+SHIFT+R

Forward current mail

CTRL+F

Search

CTRL+E

Search

F3

Accept Meeting Invitation

Alt+C

Decline Meeting Invitation

Alt+D

Tentative Meeting Invitation

Alt+N

Create a new mail

CTRL+N

Create a new mail

CTRL+SHIFT+M

Move to View

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Switch to calendar

CTRL+2

Switch to Inbox

CTRL+SHIFT+I

Switch to Outbox

CTRL+SHIFT+O

Add Attachment

ALT+I

Account Manual Sync

CTRL+M

Account Manual Sync

F9

Zoom in

CTRL++

Zoom out

CTRL+-

Send mail

ALT+S

Send mail

Ctrl + Enter

Move between regions

F6

Toggle Caret Browsing

F7

All shortcuts, Calendar app in Windows 10

To do this

Press

Switch to Mail

CTRL+1

Remove appointments
or meetings

CTRL+D

Add recurrence

CTRL+G

Reply

CTRL+R

Reply all

CTRL+SHIFT+R

Save changes on a
calendar item

CTRL+S

Save changes on a
calendar item

ALT+S

Forward calendar item

CTRL+F

New Appointment

CTRL+N

Today

HOME

Show Day view

CTRL+ALT+1

Show Work Week view

CTRL+ALT+2

Show Week view

CTRL+ALT+3

Show Month view

CTRL+ALT+4

For more information on Mail and Calendar apps, see Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 FAQ.

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