Keyboard shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts described in this Help topic refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might 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 to press are separated by a plus sign (+) in SharePoint Designer 2010 Help. For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys to press are separated by a comma (,).

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

View KeyTips on the ribbon

  1. Press ALT.

    The KeyTips appear over each feature that is available in the current view.

    Ribbon Key Tips

  2. Press the letter shown in the KeyTip over the feature that you want to use.

    To cancel the action that you are taking and hide the KeyTips, press ALT.

Navigate the ribbon with your keyboard

To do this

Press

Jump from Group to Group

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW

Online Help

Keyboard shortcuts for using the Help window

The Help window provides access to all SharePoint Designer Help content. The Help window displays topics and other Help content.

In the Help window

To do this

Press

Open the Help window.

F1

Close the Help window.

ALT+F4

Switch between the Help window and the active program.

ALT+TAB

Go back to Program Name Home.

ALT+HOME

Select the next item in the Help window.

TAB

Select the previous item in the Help window.

SHIFT+TAB

Perform the action for the selected item.

ENTER

In the Browse Program Name Help section of the Help window, select the next or previous item, respectively.

TAB or SHIFT+TAB

In the Browse Program Name Help section of the Help window, 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

Display a menu of commands for the Help window. This requires that the Help window have the active focus (click in the Help window).

SHIFT+F10

Stop the last action (Stop button).

ESC

Refresh the window (Refresh button).

F5

Print the current Help topic.

If the cursor is not in the current Help topic, press F6 and then press CTRL+P.

CTRL+P

Change the connection state.

F6, and then click DOWN ARROW

Type text in the Type words to search for box.

F6, and then click DOWN ARROW

Switch among areas in the Help window; for example, switch between the toolbar, Type words to search for box, and Search list.

F6

In a Table of Contents in tree view, select the next or previous item, respectively.

UP ARROW, DOWN ARROW

In a Table of Contents in tree view, expand or collapse the selected item, respectively.

LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW

SharePoint Designer 2010

Work with SharePoint sites

To do this

Press

Open a site.

CTRL+SHIFT+O

Close the current site.

CTRL+SHIFT+W

Refresh the current site.

CTRL+F5

Create a new Web Part page.

CTRL+N

Move to the next section of the user interface.

F6

Move to the previous section of the user interface.

Shift+F6

Move between Code, Design, and Split views.

CTRL+PAGE UP or CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Move between Code and Design panes in Split view.

ALT+PAGE UP or ALT+PAGE DOWN

Exit SharePoint Designer.

ALT+F4

Work with tabs

To do this

Press

Create a new tab

CTRL+T

Close the current tab

CTRL+W or CTRL+F4

Refresh the current tab

F5

Move to the next tab

CTRL+TAB

Move to the previous tab

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Save changes in the current tab

CTRL+S

Preview the current tab in a browser

F12

Navigate back

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Navigate forward

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Work with the Navigation pane

To do this

Press

Open the selected category

ENTER

Open the selected category in a new tab

CTRL+ENTER

Open the mini-gallery for the selected category

SHIFT+ENTER

Work with text in Design view

To do this

Press

Find text or HTML on a Web page

CTRL+F

Find the next occurrence of the most recent search string

F3

Find the previous occurrence of the most recent search string

SHIFT+F3

Find the next occurrence of the current selection

CTRL+F3

Find the previous occurrence of the current selection

CTRL+SHIFT+F3

Replace text or HTML on a Web page

CTRL+H

Check spelling on a Web page

F7

Look up a word in the thesaurus

SHIFT+F7

Cancel an action or close a dialog box

ESC

Toggle between open dialog boxes

ALT+F6

Toggle between open dialog boxes in reverse order

ALT+SHIFT+F6

Delete a Web page or folder in the Folder List or in any dialog box

DELETE

Move up one level in the Folder List

BACKSPACE

Work with coding tools

The shortcuts in this table are designed to work only in Code view.

To do this

Press

Insert temporary bookmark

CTRL+F2

Move to next temporary bookmark

F2

Move to previous temporary bookmark

SHIFT+F2

Insert code snippet

CTRL+ENTER

Move to next code hyperlink

SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Move to previous code hyperlink

SHIFT+ALT+LEFT ARROW

Move to next open square bracket

CTRL+[

Move to next close square bracket

CTRL+]

Move to next frame in a frame page

CTRL+F6

Move to previous frame in a frame page

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

Insert end tag

CTRL+PERIOD ( . )

Insert start tag

CTRL+COMMA ( , )

Show or hide paragraph marks

CTRL+SHIFT+8

Insert HTML comment

CTRL+FORWARD SLASH ( / )

Display IntelliSense list for selected element

CTRL+SPACEBAR

Select tag and its contents

CTRL+SHIFT+COLON ( : )

Find matching tag

CTRL+SEMICOLON ( ; )

Perform an incremental search

CTRL+ALT+F

Open the Go To Line dialog box

CTRL+G

Open the Quick Tag Editor

This shortcut also works in Design view.

CTRL+Q

Format text and paragraphs

To do this

Press

Apply bold formatting

CTRL+B

Apply underline formatting

CTRL+U

Apply italic formatting

CTRL+I

Apply superscript formatting (in Design view only)

CTRL+PLUS SIGN ( + )

Apply subscript formatting (in Design view only)

CTRL+EQUAL SIGN ( = )

Copy formatting

CTRL+ SHIFT+C

Paste formatting

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Remove formatting from the selection (in Design view only)

CTRL+SHIFT+Z
or
CTRL+SPACEBAR

Center a paragraph

CTRL+E

Left align a paragraph (in Design view only)

CTRL+L

Right align a paragraph

CTRL+R

Increase indent position

CTRL+M

Decrease indent position

CTRL+ SHIFT+M

Apply the Normal style

CTRL+SHIFT+ N

Apply the Heading 1 style

CTRL+ALT+1

Apply the Heading 2 style

CTRL+ALT+2

Apply the Heading 3 style

CTRL+ALT+3

Apply the Heading 4 style

CTRL+ALT+4

Apply the Heading 5 style

CTRL+ALT+5

Apply the Heading 6 style

CTRL+ALT+6

Apply the List style

CTRL+ SHIFT+L

Select a color after the color picker is activated

Arrow keys

To reach the colored hexagons from the black hexagon, press LEFT ARROW or UP ARROW to move through the gray and white hexagons first.

Edit and move text and graphics

To do this

Press

Delete one character to the left

BACKSPACE

Delete one character to the right

DELETE

Delete one word to the left

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Delete one word to the right

CTRL+DELETE

Copy text or graphics

CTRL+C
or
CTRL+INSERT

Cut selected text to the Clipboard

CTRL+X
or
SHIFT+DELETE

Paste the Clipboard contents

CTRL+V
or
SHIFT+INSERT

Insert a line break

Note: Works in Design view only.

SHIFT+ENTER

Insert a nonbreaking space

Note: Works in Design view only.

CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

Select text and graphics

To do this

Press

Select one character to the right

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Select one character to the left

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Select to the end of a word

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Select to the beginning of a word

CTRL+SHIFT +LEFT ARROW

Select to the end of a line

SHIFT+END

Select to the beginning of a line

SHIFT+HOME

Select one line up

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Select one line down

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Select to the end of a paragraph (in Design view only)

CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Select to the beginning of a paragraph (in Design view only)

CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW

Select one screen down

SHIFT+PAGE DOWN

Select one screen up

SHIFT+PAGE UP

Select the entire page

CTRL+A

Display the properties of a selection

ALT+ENTER

Work with tables, graphics, and hyperlinks

The shortcuts in this table are designed to work only in Design view.

To do this

Press

Insert a table

SHIFT+CTRL+ALT+T

Select the content of the next table cell

TAB

Select the content of the preceding table cell

SHIFT+TAB

With the insertion point in a cell, extend a selection to adjacent cells in a row

Hold down SHIFT while repeatedly pressing LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW

With the insertion point in the top or bottom cell of a column, select a column

Hold down SHIFT while repeatedly pressing UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW

With a graphic selected, create an auto thumbnail of that graphic

CTRL +T

Create a hyperlink on a Web page

CTRL+K

Basics

Display and use windows

To do this

Press

Switch to the next window.

ALT+TAB

Switch to the previous window.

ALT+SHIFT+TAB

Close the active window.

CTRL+W or CTRL+F4

Move to a task pane from another pane in the program window (clockwise direction). You may need to press F6 more than once.

If pressing F6 doesn't display the task pane you want, try pressing ALT to place focus on the menu bar or Ribbon and then pressing CTRL+TAB to move to the task pane.

F6

Move to a pane from another pane in the program window (counterclockwise direction).

SHIFT+F6

When more than one window is open, switch to the next window.

CTRL+F6

Switch to the previous window.

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

When a document window is not maximized, perform the Size command (on the Control menu for the window). Press the arrow keys to resize the window, and, when finished, press ESC.

CTRL+F8

Minimize a window to an icon (works for only some Microsoft Office programs).

CTRL+F9

Maximize or restore a selected window.

CTRL+F10

Copy a picture of the screen to the Clipboard.

PRINT SCREEN

Copy a picture of the selected window to the Clipboard.

ALT+PRINT SCREEN

Change or resize the font

To do this

Press

Change the font

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Change the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Increase the font size of the selected text

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Decrease the font size of the selected text

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Move around in text or cells

To do this

Press

Move one character to the left.

LEFT ARROW

Move one character to the right.

RIGHT ARROW

Move one line up.

UP ARROW

Move one line down.

DOWN ARROW

Move one word to the left.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move one word to the right.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move to the end of a line.

END

Move to the beginning of a line.

HOME

Move up one paragraph.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move down one paragraph.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move to the end of a text box.

CTRL+END

Move to the beginning of a text box.

CTRL+HOME

Repeat the last Find action.

SHIFT+F4

Move around in and work in tables

To do this

Press

Move to the next cell.

TAB

Move to the preceding cell.

SHIFT+TAB

Move to the next row.

DOWN ARROW

Move to the preceding row.

UP ARROW

Insert a tab in a cell.

CTRL+TAB

Start a new paragraph.

ENTER

Add a new row at the bottom of the table.

TAB at the end of the last row

Use dialog boxes

To do this

Press

Move to the next option or option group.

TAB

Move to the previous option or option group.

SHIFT+TAB

Switch to the next tab in a dialog box.

CTRL+TAB

Switch to the previous tab in a dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Move between options in an open drop-down list, or between options in a group of options.

Arrow keys

Perform the action assigned to the selected button; select or clear the selected check box.

SPACEBAR

Open the list if it is closed and move to that option in the list.

First letter of an option in a drop-down list

Select an option; select or clear a check box.

ALT+ the letter underlined in an option

Open a selected drop-down list.

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Close a selected drop-down list; cancel a command and close a dialog box.

ESC

Perform the action assigned to a default button in a dialog box.

ENTER

Use edit boxes within dialog boxes

An edit box is a blank in which you type or paste an entry, such as your user name or the path to a folder.

To do this

Press

Move to the beginning of the entry.

HOME

Move to the end of the entry.

END

Move one character to the left or right.

LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW

Move one word to the left.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move one word to the right.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Select or cancel selection one character to the left.

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Select or cancel selection one character to the right.

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Select or cancel selection one word to the left.

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Select or cancel selection one word to the right.

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Select from the insertion point to the beginning of the entry.

SHIFT+HOME

Select from the insertion point to the end of the entry.

SHIFT+END

Use the Open and Save As dialog boxes

To do this

Press

Go to the previous folder. Button image

ALT+1

Up One Level Button image button: open the folder up one level above the open folder.

ALT+2

Search the Web Button image button: close the dialog box and open your Web search page

ALT+3

Delete Button image button: delete the selected folder or file.

ALT+3

Create New Folder Button image button: create a new folder.

ALT+4

Views Button image button: switch among available folder views.

ALT+5

Tools button: show the Tools menu.

ALT+L

Display a shortcut menu for a selected item such as a folder or file.

SHIFT+F10

Move between options or areas in the dialog box.

TAB

Open the Look in list.

F4 or ALT+I

Refresh the file list.

F5

Move, rotate or re-size shapes

To do this

Press

Move a shape to the Right

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move a shape to the Left

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move a shape Up

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move a shape Down

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Rotate a shape to the Right

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Rotate a shape to the Left

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Rotate a shape to the Right at smaller increments

CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Rotate a shape to the Left at smaller increments

CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW

Make a shape taller

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Make a shape shorter

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Make a shape wider

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Make a shape narrower

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Make a shape taller, shorter, wider or narrower in smaller increments

CTRL+SHIFT+UP, DOWN, RIGHT, OR LEFT ARROW

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