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Keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive for Business in Windows

Keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive for Business in Windows

Many users find that using keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive for Business on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive for Business on Windows.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • Commands that require you to press and release multiple keys together are indicated with a plus sign (+). Commands that require you to press multiple keys in order are indicated by a comma sign (,).

In this topic

Frequently used shortcuts

This table itemizes the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts in OneDrive.

To do this

Press

Display the Keyboard shortcuts window

?

Note: To use this shortcut, turn off your screen reader

Move among OneDrive regions

Tab or Shift+Tab

Move between the web browser bar and the OneDrive title bar

F6 or Shift+F6

Select the adjacent item

Up arrow, Down arrow, Right arrow, or Left arrow key

Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid

Ctrl+A

Clear all or navigate to the previous folder

Esc

Select or clear the selection of a file or folder

Spacebar

Upload an item

U

Note: To use this shortcut, turn off JAWS

Download a selected item

Ctrl+S

Share a selected file or folder

S

Note: To use this shortcut, turn off JAWS

Refresh the window

F5

Switch between the List and Thumbnails view of the contents grid

V

Navigate OneDrive with keyboard

To do this

Press

Move among OneDrive regions

Tab key or Shift+Tab

Move between the web browser address bar and the OneDrive title bar

F6 or Shift+F6

Move to the menu bar

Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then, to move among the commands, press the Right arrow key or Left arrow key

Give the Open command to open a selected file

Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then, to select the Open command, press Enter

With no file selected, open the Sort menu

Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then the Right arrow key until the Sort command is selected

Move through the tree view navigation pane

Up arrow key or Down arrow key

Move through the contents grid file pane

Up arrow key or Down arrow key

Select and clear items

To do this

Press

Select the adjacent item

Up arrow, Down arrow, Right arrow, or Left arrow key

Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid

Ctrl+A

Clear all or navigate to the previous folder

Esc

Select or clear the selection of a file or folder in the contents grid

Spacebar

Change or expand available information

To do this

Press

Refresh the window

F5

Display or hide the Details pane

I

Switch between the List and Thumbnails view of the contents grid

V

In the List view of the contents grid, get details about a selected file, including date and time modified and file type

Up arrow key or Down arrow key

Display keyboard shortcuts

?

Give commands

To do this

Press

Open a selected file or folder

Enter

Create a new file or folder when nothing is selected

N

Create a new folder

Shift+F

Upload a file

U

Download a selected item

Ctrl+S

Rename a selected file or folder

F2

Share a selected file or folder

S

Delete a selected file or folder

Delete

See also

Basic tasks using a screen reader with OneDrive for Business in Windows

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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