Keyboard shortcuts in OneDrive for Business on the web

Many users find that using keyboard shortcuts in OneDrive for Business 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 the web.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys on 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

The following table itemizes the most frequently used shortcuts in OneDrive for Business on the web.

Note: If Office Web Apps Server isn’t installed, a Folder icon appears instead of the New menu.

To do this

Press

Display keyboard shortcuts

?

Select all

Ctrl+A

Clear all or navigate to the previous folder

Esc

Select the adjacent item

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

Select and deselect a file

Spacebar

Open a selected item

O. To select Open in Word Online or Open in Word, press the Down arrow key and then Enter.

Open a document from an Internet site

Ctrl+O. The Open dialog box opens with the focus on the Open edit combo box. Type or select a URL, press the Tab key to move to the OK button, and then press Enter.

Upload an item

U. The Choose file to upload dialog box opens with the File name edit combo box selected. Type the name of the file, and press Alt+O.

Download a selected item

Shift+F10. When you hear “Download,” press Enter. (In Narrator, press the Down arrow key until you hear “Download,” and then press Enter.) When you hear “Do you want to save” and the name of your file, tab to the Save button and press Enter. The file is saved to your Downloads folder.

Delete a selected item

Delete

Share a selected folder or file

S

Rename a selected file

F2

Refresh

F5

Open the New menu

N and then an arrow key. To select an option, like Folder, Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, OneNote notebook, or Excel Survey, press Enter.

Create new folder

Shift+F, Spacebar, and then type the folder name.

Display or hide the Details pane

I

Toggle between the List and Grid view

V

Navigate OneDrive for Business on the web with only the keyboard

You can navigate OneDrive for Business on the web with just the keyboard. The page includes the following regions: the OneDrive for Business header (with access to the App launcher, Notifications pane, Settings menu, Help menu, and Account menu), the Search box and Command bar, the Navigation pane, and the Files list. OneDrive for Business on the web opens with the focus on the App launcher.

To do this

Press

Move between the browser bar and OneDrive for Business.

F6 or Ctrl+F6

Move between OneDrive for Business regions: the OneDrive for Business bar, Search box, Command tabs, Navigation pane, and Files list.

Tab key or Shift+Tab

Move to the Command tabs, and move through them. (The Command tabs that are available depend on the focus. They may include New, Upload, Sync, Share, Get a Link, Delete, Copy to, Move to, Rename, Version History, and Sort.)

To move to the New button, press the Tab key. Then, to move between tabs, press the Right arrow or Left arrow key.

Open the Open submenu.

To move to the Open button, press the Tab key. Press the Down arrow key until you hear the selection you want, and then press Enter.

Open the Sort submenu.

To move to the Sort button, press the Tab key. Press the Down arrow key until you hear the selection you want, and then press Enter.

In the Navigation pane, move through the list.

Up arrow or Down arrow key

In the Files list, move through the list.

Up arrow or Down arrow key

In the Files list, select a file or to clear a file selection.

Spacebar

In the Files list, read information about a selected file (for example, the name, date modified, the person it was modified by, file size, and sharing information).

Right arrow or Left arrow key

In the Files list, open the context menu of available commands for a selected item (for example, Download, Get a Link, Delete, Move to, Copy to, Version History, and others).

To move to the ellipsis (…), press the Right arrow key until you hear “Open context menu for selected item,” and then press Enter.

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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