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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook That Will Save You Time!

 2020/09/27   Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions   764 visit(s)

   
 By:Ctelecom
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Many users find using keyboard shortcuts for Outlook 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. Here are a number of useful keyboard shortcuts that you will find extremely helpful for Outlook.

Frequently used shortcuts

This table lists the most frequently used shortcuts in Outlook.

To do this

Press

Close a window or a menu.

Esc

Go to the Home tab.

Alt+H

Create a new message.

Ctrl+Shift+M

Send a message.

Alt+S

Insert a file.

Alt+N, A, F

New task

Ctrl+Shift+K

Delete an item (when a message, task, or meeting is selected).

Delete

Search for an item.

Ctrl+E or F3

Reply to a message.

Alt+H, R, P

Forward a message.

Alt+H, F, W

Select the Reply All option.

Alt+H, R, A

Copy an item.

Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert

Note: Ctrl+Insert is not available in the Reading pane.

Go to the Send/Receive tab.

Alt+J, S

Go to Calendar.

Ctrl+2

Create an appointment.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Move an item to a folder.

Alt+H, M, V, and select a folder from the list

Open the Save As dialog on the Attachment tab.

Alt+J, A, A, V

Check for new messages.

Ctrl+M or F9

Shortcuts for basic navigation

To do this

Press

Switch to the Mail view.

Ctrl+1

Switch to the Calendar view.

Ctrl+2

Switch to the Contacts view.

Ctrl+3

Switch to the Tasks view.

Ctrl+4

Switch to the Notes.

Ctrl+5

Switch to the Folder list in the Folder pane.

Ctrl+6

Switch to Shortcuts.

Ctrl+7

Open Journal.

Ctrl+8

Open the Address Book.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Go back to previous view.

Alt+B or Alt+Left arrow key

Go forward to next view.

Alt+Right arrow key

Switch to next open message.

Ctrl+Period (.)

Switch to previous open message.

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Move between the Folder pane, the main Outlook window, the Reading pane, and the To-Do bar.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab key or Shift+Tab key

Move between the Outlook window, the smaller panes in the Folder pane, the Reading pane, and the sections in the To-Do bar.

Tab key or F6

Move between the ribbon and the calendar.

F6

Show the access keys in the ribbon.

Alt or F6

Move around message header lines in the Folder pane or an open message.

Ctrl+Tab

Move between the Navigation pane and the calendar.

Ctrl+Tab

Move around within the Folder pane.

Arrow keys

Go to a different folder.

Ctrl+Y

Go to the Search box.

F3 or Ctrl+E

In the Reading pane, go to the previous message.

Alt+Up arrow key or Ctrl+Comma, or Alt+Page Up

In the Reading pane, page down through the text.

Spacebar

In the Reading pane, page up through the text.

Shift+Spacebar

Collapse or expand a group in the email message list.

Left or Right arrow key, respectively

Go back to previous view in the main Outlook window.

Alt+B or Alt+Left arrow key

Go forward to next view in the main Outlook window.

Alt+Right arrow key

Select the InfoBar and, if available, show the menu of commands.

Ctrl+Shift+W

Show the To-Do bar (peek).

Alt+V, B, and then C for Calendar, P for People, T for Tasks, or O for Off

Navigate to the ribbon

To do this

Press

Open the Home tab.

Alt+H

Open the File menu.

Alt+F

Open the Send/Receive tab.

Alt+S

Open the Folder tab.

Alt+O

Open the View tab.

Alt+V

Open the Search tab.

Ctrl+E

Go to the Tell Me search field.

Alt+Q

Create an item or file

To do this

Press

Create an appointment.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Create a contact.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Create a contact group.

Ctrl+Shift+L

Create a fax.

Ctrl+Shift+X

Create a folder.

Ctrl+Shift+E

Create a meeting request.

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Create a message.

Ctrl+Shift+M

Create a note.

Ctrl+Shift+N

Create an Microsoft Office document.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Post to the selected folder.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Post a reply in the selected folder.

Ctrl+T

Ctelecoms Team.






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