View and navigate a SharePoint space

Notes: 

  • To ensure your device meets the minimum requirements to view and navigate a SharePoint space, see Device support for SharePoint spaces.

  • To view content in a space, the author of the space must ensure that the content is stored in a location where appropriate permissions to view are provided.

Here's a short video to show you the basics. For more details, see the information below the video.

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While editing

Pan the space from left to right

Mouse or laptop track pad: Press and hold the left mouse button or track pad button, and drag cursor from left to right.

Pan the space from top to bottom

Mouse or laptop track pad: Press and hold the left mouse button or track pad button, and drag cursor from top to bottom.

View from top-down (bird’s eye view)

Keyboard shortcut: PageUp
Mouse scroll wheel: Pull back
Laptop track pad: Two finger, scroll up

View at eye-level

Keyboard shortcut: PageDown
Mouse scroll wheel: Push forward
Laptop track pad: Two finger, scroll down

Note: Touch inputs are only supported for viewing spaces. To edit a space, use a mouse and keyboard or trackpad.

As a draft or after publishing

Pan the space from left to right

Mouse or laptop track pad: Press and hold the left mouse button or track pad button, and drag cursor from left to right.

Touch: Two-finger swipe from left to right.

Pan the space from top to bottom

Mouse or laptop track pad: Press and hold the left mouse button or track pad button, and drag cursor from top to bottom.

Touch: Two-finger swipe from top to bottom.

To view the space in a headset

  1. Select Save as draft or Publish your space.

  2. Make sure your headset is connected.

  3. At the bottom right of the canvas, select Headset.

  4. As you are wearing the headset, look around the space as you would a physical environment.
     

    Note: If you have any issues using your headset, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements for viewing a space. For more information, see Device support for SharePoint spaces.

Interact with web parts in a SharePoint space

Single-click (left-click on mouse or track pad, trigger on VR controller, or touch tap): When an on trigger action is assigned on a web part, a single click on the web part starts the on trigger action. When there is no on trigger action assigned, nothing happens upon single-click.

Right-click (mouse or track pad) or press and hold (VR controller or touch):
If the author has assigned more than one action to the web part, the additional actions will be shown in a context menu.

Context Menu UI

One-finger swipe (touch), scroll wheel (mouse), or thumbstick (VR controller): Scroll through items in a document library.

Note: Adding actions to a web part is optional. Some web parts have default actions, while others can be customized. To learn about which actions can be added to a web part, see the help article for that web part. For a list of help topics for each web part, see Learn how to use web parts in a SharePoint space.

Note: To view content in a space, the author of the space needs to ensure that the content is stored in a location where appropriate permissions to view are provided.

View captions and transcripts for video and audio in a SharePoint space

When viewing a space in the browser, Single-click anywhere in the space to make sure it is selected, then press the C key to open the captions and transcripts window. When audio plays, the transcript or captions will automatically display if they have been specified by the space author.

For larger transcripts, select ^ to expand the window.

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