Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Project Online 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 Project Online.

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 (,).

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Navigate in Project Online with only the keyboard

Use grid controls

Navigate in Project Online with only the keyboard

The following table lists keyboard shortcuts for moving in Project Online:

To do this

Press

Move the selection between the links on the top link bar.

Alt+J

Move the selection from one Web Part to the next Web Part on pages that use multiple Web Parts.

Alt+W

Expand drop-down lists.

Alt+Down arrow key

Use grid controls

Project Online, the Web client of Microsoft Project Server 2019, uses AJAX and HTML grid controls to display various pieces of information. Some of the pages in Project Web App use an HTML table-based grid for viewing and editing information. For example, the Tasks page uses an HTML table-based grid. In HTML grids, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

To do this

Press

Move to the next cell or row.

Right arrow key or Tab key

Move to the previous cell or row.

Left arrow key or Shift+Tab

Move up.

Up arrow key

Move down.

Down arrow key or Enter

Go to the URL in the selected cell.

Enter

Move to cell header.

Ctrl+Y

Remove focus from the selected cell.

Esc

Move to the last cell or row.

Ctrl+End

Move to the first cell or row.

Ctrl+Home

Toggle row highlight.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Expand a drop-down menu in a cell header

Ctrl+Spacebar

Expand or collapse a grouping.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Expand a group.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Collapse a group.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Expand or collapse a grid element with children.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Toggle a check box.

Spacebar

Open a drop-down cell.

Alt+Down arrow key

Project Online also uses AJAX grid controls for viewing and editing information. For example, the Project Details page uses an AJAX grid. In AJAX grids, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

To do this

Press

Activate Edit Mode for a cell.

F2

Up one page.

Page Up

Down one page.

Page Down

Indent selected task.

Alt+Shift+Right arrow key

Outdent selected task.

Alt+Shift+Left arrow key

Cancel entry or edit.

Esc

Copy selection.

Ctrl+C

Cut selection.

Ctrl+X

Delete the selected data.

Delete or Ctrl+V or Ctrl+Z

Delete a row.

Ctrl+Delete

Move to the first field in a row.

Home

Move to the first row.

Ctrl+Up arrow key

Move to the last field in a row.

End

Move to the last field of the last row.

Ctrl+End

When there are two grids on a page, you can use F6 to move the focus from one grid cell to the corresponding row on the other grid. When you have a source grid and target grid, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

To do this

Press

Move the selected items from the source list to the target list.

Access key+> (Single right-pointing angle quotation mark)

Move all items from the source list to the target list.

Access key+W

Move all items from the target to the source list.

Access key+X

Move the selected item from the target to the source list.

Access key+< (Single left-pointing angle quotation mark)

Access the check boxes under the Resource name check box.

Spacebar

Access the calendar in a table cell.

Alt+Down arrow key (for example, start date or end date)

Use the following shortcuts to navigate the calendar:

To do this

Press

Move to the next month.

Alt+> (Single right-pointing angle quotation mark)

Move to the previous month.

Alt+< (Single left-pointing angle quotation mark)

Use the following shortcuts for the Item Swapper Access keys:

Button

Access key

> (Single right-pointing angle quotation mark)

Alt+A

>> (Right-pointing double angle quotation mark)

Alt+W

<< (Left-pointing double angle quotation mark)

Alt+X

< (Single left-pointing angle quotation mark)

Alt+O

The shortcuts below can be used in Server Settings:

To do this

Press

Delete a time reporting period.

Alt+X

Delete a line classification.

Alt+I

Delete a connected SharePoint site.

Alt+S

Delete an Enterprise custom field or Lookup table.

Alt+L

Delete an Enterprise calendar.

Alt+D

The shortcuts below can be used in Server Settings > Manage Views' Jobs, under Look and Feel:

To do this

Press

Delete a selected view.

Alt+L

Copy a selected view.

Alt+P

See also

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

Make your Project Online sites and projects accessible

Accessibility support for Project and Microsoft Planner

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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