Work with menus and commands by using shortcut keys

The menu bar is a special toolbar at the top of the screen that contains menus such as File, Edit, and View. In the following list, the term "toolbar" includes the menu bar.

Press

To

ALT, letter1, letter2

Open a command on a menu on the menu bar, where letter1 is the underlined letter in the menu name and letter2 is the underlined letter in the command name

F10 or ALT

Make the menu bar active

CTRL+TAB

When a toolbar is active, select the next toolbar

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

When a toolbar is active, select the previous toolbar

TAB

Select the next menu or button on the active toolbar

SHIFT+TAB

Select the previous menu or button on the active toolbar

UP ARROW

Select previous menu item on the active menu or submenu

DOWN ARROW

Select next menu item on the active menu or submenu

SHIFT+F10

Display a shortcut menu

HOME or END

Select the first or last command on the active menu or submenu

ALT

Close the active menu and submenu at the same time

ESC

Close the active menu or active submenu only

ALT+SPACEBAR

Show the program icon menu (on the program title bar)

ENTER

Open the active menu, or perform the action assigned to the selected button or command


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