Keystroke Navigation in Windows 2000 Help

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This article describes how to navigate through Microsoft Windows 2000 Help files by using the keyboard instead of a mouse.

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Navigating Between Panes

To switch between panes in Help, press the F6 key.

NOTE: Because no highlighting appears to help you understand where you are, it is sometimes difficult to determine which pane you are in. Pressing F6 will switch you between the left and right panes.

Navigating in the Left Pane

While you are in the left pane, use UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW to scroll through topics. You can also type in a new keyword while you are in the left pane. The F6 key considers both sections of the left pane, the keyword listing box and the text box for typing in keywords, as one unit, so you do not need to press any keys to switch between the two.

Navigating in the Right Pane

While you are in the right pane, you can use UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW to scroll. Use the TAB key to move from one hyperlink to another.

For more information about using keyboard shortcuts to view Help files, type keyboard shortcuts on the Index tab, and select In Help Viewer from the list.

General Help Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts

ALT+SPACEBAR: Displays system menu.

SHIFT+F10: Displays the Help Viewer shortcut menu.

ALT+TAB: Switches between Help Viewer and other open windows.

ALT+O: Displays the Options menu.

ALT+O, T: Hides or shows the navigation pane.

CTRL+TAB: Switches to the next tab stop in the navigation pane.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Switches to the previous tab stop in the navigation pane.

UP ARROW: Moves up one topic in the table of contents, index, or search results list.

DOWN ARROW: Moves down one topic in the table of contents, index, or search results list.

PAGE UP: Moves up one page in the table of contents, index, or search results list.

PAGE DOWN: Moves down one page in the table of contents, index, or search results list.

F6: Switches focus between the navigation pane and the topic pane.

ALT+O, R: Refreshes the topic that appears in the topic pane.

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW: Scrolls through a topic.

CTRL+HOME: Moves to the beginning of a topic.

CTRL+END: Moves to the end of a topic.

CTRL+A: Highlights all text in the topic pane.

ALT+O, P: Prints a topic.

ALT+O, B: Moves back to the previously viewed topic.

ALT+O, F: Moves forward to the next (previously viewed) topic.

ALT+F4: Closes the Help Viewer.

Keyboard Shortcuts Specific to the Contents Tab

ALT+C: Displays the Contents tab

RIGHT ARROW: Opens a book.

LEFT ARROW: Closes a book.

BACKSPACE: Returns to the previous open book.

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW: Selects a topic.

ENTER: Displays the selected topic.

Keyboard Shortcuts Specific to the Index Tab

ALT+N: Displays the Index tab.

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW: Selects a keyword in the list.

ALT+D or ENTER: Displays the associated topic.

Keyboard Shortcuts Specific to the Search Tab

ALT+S: Displays the Search tab.

ALT+L: Starts a search.

ALT+D or ENTER: Displays the selected topic.

Keyboard Shortcuts Specific to the Favorites Tab

ALT+I: Displays the Favorites tab.

ALT+A: Adds a topic to the Topics list.

ALT+P: Selects a topic in the Topics list.

ALT+R: Removes a topic from the Topics list.

ALT+D: Displays a topic from the Topics list.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
223552 Keyboard Navigation Indicators Are Not Present

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Article ID: 255090 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.1
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  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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