Keyboard shortcuts

This topic describes keyboard shortcuts for common tasks on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site. These keyboard shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other keyboard layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys simultaneously, the keys are separated by a plus sign (+). For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

Keyboard shortcuts are designed to work with supported browsers.

To print this topic, press the TAB key to select Show All, press ENTER, and then press CTRL+P.

Note   The behavior of keyboard shortcuts differs depending on the Web browser that you use. For example, in Windows Internet Explorer, the shortcut key combination that is assigned to a hyperlink places the active focus on that hyperlink. You must then press ENTER to follow the hyperlink. In Firefox, pressing the key combination follows the link automatically.

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All pages

Common tasks

Getting Help

Related topics

All pages

All pages

To do this

Press

Turn More Accessible Mode on or off.

More Accessible Mode changes the way content is rendered on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, optimizing it for assistive technologies such as screen readers.

TAB (Press repeatedly, immediately after opening the page in a browser.)

To activate or place focus on the Skip to main content link.

ALT+J

To activate or place focus on the View All Site Content link.

ALT+3

To activate or place focus on the Site Actions menu.

ALT+/

To activate or place focus on the Search link.

ALT+S

To activate or place focus on the Help link.

ALT+6

To activate or place focus on the Home link.

ALT+1

To activate or place focus on the Welcome menu.

ALT+L

To activate or place focus on the View menu.

ALT+V

Expand menus such as the Site Actions menu.

SHIFT+ENTER

Expand drop down lists such as the Search Scope menu next to the Search box at the top of most pages.

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Move the selection from Web Part to Web Part on pages, such as on the home page, that use multiple Web Parts.

ALT+W

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Common tasks

Rich text editor

To activate or place focus on the

Press

Right-to-Left text direction button

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Left-to-Right text direction button

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Bold button

CTRL+B

Copy button

CTRL+C

Text color button

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Center button

CTRL+E

Numbered List button

CTRL+SHIFT+E

Font menu

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Italics button

CTRL+I

Align Left button

CTRL+L

Bulleted List button

CTRL+SHIFT+L

Increase Indent button

CTRL+M

Decrease Indent button

CTRL+SHIFT+M

Font Size menu

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Align Right button

CTRL+R

Underline button

CTRL+U

Paste button

CTRL+V

Background Color menu

CTRL+SHIFT+W

Cut button

CTRL+X

Add or edit item, document, discussion comment, or survey response

To do this

Press

Cancel button (cancels changes and returns to the list, library, discussion board, or survey)

ALT+C

OK button (saves changes and closes the page)

ALT+O

List or library page

To do this

Press

To activate or place focus on the New menu on a list or library toolbar

ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

To activate or place focus on the Upload menu on a list or library toolbar

Depending on the type of library, the Upload menu contains Upload Document and Upload Multiple Document commands.

ALT+U (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

To activate or place focus on the Actions menu on a list or library toolbar

Depending on the type of list or library, the Actions menu contains Edit in Datasheet, Open with Windows Explorer, Export to Spreadsheet, View RSS Feed, and Alert Me commands.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

To activate or place focus on the Settings menu on a list or library toolbar

Depending on the type of list or library, the Settings menu contains Create Column, Create View, and Library Type Library Settings commands.

ALT+I (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Create New Document

This command is on the New menu.

ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Create New Folder

This command is on the New menu.

ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Upload Document

This command is on the Upload menu.

ALT+U (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

In a standard view, Edit in Datasheet

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Expand the menu of options for a document in a library.

SHIFT+ENTER

Filter a column in a list. This requires that the column header have the active focus (press ALT+J to skip to the main content area, and then press TAB repeatedly until the header is selected).

SHIFT+ENTER

Picture library page

To do this

Press

Edit

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Delete

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Download

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Send To

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

View Slide Show

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Open with Windows Explorer

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Survey page

To do this

Press

To activate or place focus on the Actions menu

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

To activate or place focus on the Respond to this Survey button

ALT+N

Export Results to spreadsheet

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Show a graphical summary of responses link

ALT+R

In a form for editing a survey response, select the Save and Close button

ALT+S

To activate or place focus on the Show all responses link

ALT+U

To activate or place focus on the Settings menu

ALT+I

To activate or place focus on the Next Page button

ALT+N

Permissions page

To do this

Press

Remove User Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Edit User Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Inherit Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

All Site Content page

To do this

Press

To activate or place focus on the Create button

ALT+N

Discussion board

To do this

Press

To activate or place focus on the New Discussion button

ALT+N

To activate or place focus on the Threaded view command (when using the default Flat view)

This command is on the View menu.

ALT+W (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

To activate or place focus on the Flat view command (when using the Threaded view)

This command is on the View menu.

ALT+W (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Calendar view

To do this

Press

To activate or place focus on the Day view link

ALT+PERIOD

To activate or place focus on the Week view link

ALT+MINUS SIGN

To activate or place focus on the Month view link

ALT+EQUAL SIGN

Move to the previous day, week, or month in a view

ALT+[

Move to the next day, week, or month in a view

ALT+]

In a date picker control, move to the previous month

ALT+<

In a date picker control, move to the next month

ALT+>

Contacts list

To do this

Press

Connect to Outlook

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Web Part Page

To do this

Press

Move to the next Web Part or tool pane section.

ALT+W

Open the Web Part menu. (This requires that the Web Part have the active focus. Press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want, and then press the TAB key.)

ALT+ENTER

Modify a Web Part. (This requires that the Web Part menu have the active focus. Press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want, press the TAB key, and then press ALT+ENTER.)

DOWN ARROW (press repeatedly)

Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane.

ALT+O

Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and keep the tool pane open.

ALT+Y

Cancel property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane.

ALT+C

Add the selected Web Part in the Add Web Parts window to a Web Part Page.

ALT+O

Move to the previous item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu.

UP ARROW

Move to the next item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu.

DOWN ARROW

Close a submenu and return to the previous menu or submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Open the next submenu.

RIGHT ARROW

Rich Text Editor of the Content Editor Web Part

The Standard toolbar

To do this

Press

Cut the selection to the Clipboard.

CTRL+X

Copy the selection to the Clipboard.

CTRL+C

Paste the contents of the Clipboard to the current location.

CTRL+V
SHIFT+INSERT

Undo the most recent command.

CTRL+Z

Redo the most recently undone command.

CTRL+Y

Find text.

CTRL+F

Switch between hiding and showing gridlines.

CTRL+SHIFT+G

Create a hyperlink for a selection or edit an existing hyperlink.

CTRL+L

Insert an image.

ALT+CTRL+I

Insert a table.

ALT+SHIFT+T

Insert a row in a table.

ALT+CTRL+R

Insert a column in a table.

ALT+CTRL+C

Insert a cell in a table.

ALT+CTRL+L

Merge cells in a table.

ALT+CTRL+M

Split cells in a table.

ALT+CTRL+S

Get help.

F1

Formatting toolbar

To do this

Press

Change the text style.

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Change the text font.

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text.

CTRL+B

Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text.

CTRL+I

Apply or remove the underline from the selected text.

CTRL+U

Change the background color of text.

CTRL+SHIFT+B

Left align the selected paragraph.

ALT+SHIFT+[

Center the selection.

ALT+SHIFT+|

Right align the selected paragraph.

ALT+SHIFT+]

Convert the selection to a left-to-right orientation.

CTRL+SHIFT+ >

Convert the selection to a right-to-left orientation.

CTRL+SHIFT+ <

Create a numbered list.

ALT+CTRL+N

Apply or remove bulleted list formatting from the selected paragraph.

ALT+CTRL+B

Remove a paragraph indent from the left.

CTRL+SHIFT+T

Indent a paragraph from the left.

CTRL+T

Editing content

To do this

Press

Delete the selection without placing it on the Clipboard.

DELETE

Switch between inserting and overwriting text.

INSERT

Delete the selection, or if there is no selection, the character preceding the cursor.

BACKSPACE

Delete all of the word preceding the cursor, but not the preceding space.

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Insert a new line (but not inside an HTML Paragraph element: <P>).

SHIFT+ENTER

Navigating content

To do this

Press

Move the cursor one character to the right.

RIGHT ARROW

Move the cursor one character to the left.

LEFT ARROW

Move the cursor up one line.

UP ARROW

Move the cursor down one line.

DOWN ARROW

Move the cursor forward one word.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move the cursor back one word.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the cursor to the start of the line.

HOME

Move the cursor to the end of the line.

END

Move the cursor up one paragraph.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move the cursor down one paragraph.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move the cursor up one page.

PAGE UP

Move the cursor down one page.

PAGE DOWN

Move the cursor to the beginning of the content.

CTRL+HOME

Move the cursor to the end of the content.

CTRL+END

Extending the selection of content

To do this

Press

Extend the selection one character to the right.

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Extend the selection one character to the left.

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Extend the selection one word to the right.

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Extend the selection one word to the left.

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Extend the selection up one line.

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Extend the selection down one line.

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Extend the selection to the end of the line.

SHIFT+END

Extend the selection to the start of the line.

SHIFT+HOME

Extend the selection up one page.

SHIFT+PAGE UP

Extend the selection down one page.

SHIFT+PAGE DOWN

Extend the selection to the beginning of the content.

CTRL+SHIFT+HOME

Extend the selection to the end of the content.

CTRL+SHIFT+END

Select the entire content.

CTRL+A

Navigating tables, images, or objects (HTML block elements)

To do this

Press

Move to the next table, image, or object (HTML block element) in the content.

TAB

Move to the previous table, image, or object (HTML block element) in the content.

SHIFT+TAB

Move from the content to the next block element on the Web page.

CTRL+TAB

Move to the Save button.

SHIFT+CTRL+TAB

Switch between absolute and relative positioning for the table, image, or object (HTML block element).

CTRL+K

Web Part Maintenance Page

To do this

Press

Move to the Close button.

ALT+C

Move to the Delete button.

ALT+X

Return to the previous Web page.

ALT+G

Move to the Reset button.

ALT+R

Switch between shared and personal view.

ALT+S

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Getting Help

Using the Help window

The Help window provides access to all Help content for a SharePoint site. The Help window displays topics and other Help content.

In the Help window

To do this

Press

Open the Help window.

ALT+6

Close the Help window.

ALT+F4

Switch between the Help window and the active program.

ALT+TAB

Perform the default action for the selected item.

ENTER

In the Help and how-to window, select the next or previous item, respectively.

TAB or SHIFT+TAB

In the Help topic, expand or collapse the selected item, respectively.

ENTER

Select the next hidden text or hyperlink, including Show All or Hide All at the top of a topic.

TAB

Select the previous hidden text or hyperlink.

SHIFT+TAB

Perform the action for the selected Show All, Hide All, hidden text, or hyperlink.

ENTER

Move back to the previous Help topic (Back button).

ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE

Move forward to the next Help topic (Forward button).

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Scroll small amounts up or down, respectively, within the currently displayed Help topic.

UP ARROW, DOWN ARROW

Scroll larger amounts up or down, respectively, within the currently displayed Help topic.

PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN

Stop the last action (Stop button).

ESC

Refresh the window (Refresh button).

F5

Print the current Help topic.

Note   If the current Help topic is not the active window, press F6 and then press CTRL+P.

CTRL+P

Type text in the search box.

TAB (press repeatedly)

Select the previous hyperlink.

SHIFT+TAB

Print the current Help topic.

CTRL+P

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