Keyboard shortcuts in apps

Windows 10

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide another way to do something that you’d typically do with a mouse.

In many apps, such as Photos, Groove, and Maps, shortcuts are shown in a tooltip if you hold the mouse pointer over a button. In others, like Paint, WordPad, and Office, pressing the Alt key or F10 shows commands labeled with keyboard shortcuts. If a letter is underlined in a menu, press the Alt key and the underlined key together instead of choosing that menu item. For example, to create a new picture in Paint, press Ctrl + N.

The following are common keyboard shortcuts in some Microsoft apps that come built-in with Windows 10. This includes Microsoft Edge, Calculator, Game bar, Groove, Maps, Paint, Photos, Music & TV, and WordPad.


Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + D
Add current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl + I
Open favorites pane
Ctrl + J
Open downloads pane
Ctrl + H
Open history pane
Ctrl + P
Print the current page
Ctrl + F
Find on page
Alt + C
Open Cortana
Ctrl + Shift + R
Enter reading view
Ctrl + TOpen a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + TReopen the last closed tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4Close the active tab
Ctrl + KDuplicate tab
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + Shift + POpen a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + TabSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabSwitch to the previous tab
Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so onSwitch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + plus (+)Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + minus (-)Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt + Left arrowGo back
Alt + Right arrowGo forward
F5 or Ctrl + RRefresh the page
EscStop loading the page
Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + DSelect the address bar
Ctrl + Shift + LOpen address bar query in a new tab
Ctrl + EOpen a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + EnterAdd www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar
Ctrl + clickOpen link in a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + clickOpen link in a new tab and switch to that tab
Alt + Shift + clickOpen link in a new window 
Ctrl + Shift + M Start creating web notes
Ctrl + Alt + M Copy selected content into a web note
F12Open F12 Developer Tools  
Ctrl + U View source
F6 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar
F7 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab
Ctrl + Shift + Delete Show controls to clear browsing data


Calculator keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
Alt + 1
Switch to Standard mode
Alt + 2
Switch to Scientific mode
Alt + 3
Switch to Programmer mode
Ctrl + M
Store in memory
Ctrl + P
Add to memory
Ctrl + Q
Subtract from memory
Ctrl + R
Recall from memory
Ctrl + L
Clear memory
F9Select ±
RSelect 1/x
@Calculate the square root
DeleteSelect CE
Ctrl + HTurn calculation history on or off
Up arrowMove up in history list
Down arrowMove down in history list
Ctrl + Shift + DClear history
F3Select DEG in Scientific mode
F4Select RAD in Scientific mode
F5Select GRAD in Scientific mode
Ctrl + GSelect 10x in Scientific mode
Ctrl + OSelect cosh in Scientific mode
Ctrl + SSelect sinh in Scientific mode
Ctrl + TSelect tanh in Scientific mode
Shift + SSelect sin-1 in Scientific mode
Shift + OSelect cos-1 in Scientific mode
Shift + TSelect tan-1 in Scientific mode
Ctrl + YSelect y√x in Scientific mode
DSelect Mod in Scientific mode
LSelect log in Scientific mode
MSelect dms in Scientific mode
Select ln in Scientific mode
Ctrl + NSelect ex in Scientific mode
OSelect cos in Scientific mode
PSelect Pi in Scientific mode
QSelect x2 in Scientific mode
SSelect sin in Scientific mode
TSelect tan in Scientific mode
VSelect F-E in Scientific mode
Select Exp in Scientific mode
Y, ^Select xy in Scientific mode
#Select x3 in Scientific mode
;Select Int in Scientific mode
!Select n! in Scientific mode
F2Select DWORD in Programmer mode
F3Select WORD in Programmer mode
F4Select BYTE in Programmer mode
F5Select HEX in Programmer mode
F6Select DEC in Programmer mode
F7Select OCT in Programmer mode
F8Select BIN in Programmer mode
F12Select QWORD in Programmer mode
A-FSelect A-F in Programmer mode
JSelect RoL in Programmer mode
KSelect RoR in Programmer mode
< Select Lsh in Programmer mode  
>Select Rsh in Programmer mode
%Select Mod in Programmer mode
|Select Or in Programmer mode
^Select Xor in Programmer mode
~Select Not in Programmer mode
&Select And in Programmer mode
SpacebarToggle the bit value in Programmer mode


Game bar keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key + G
Open Game bar when a game is open
Windows logo key  + Alt + G
Record the last 30 seconds
Windows logo key  + Alt + R
Start or stop recording
Windows logo key  + Alt + Print Screen
Take a screenshot of your game
Windows logo key  + Alt + T
Show/hide recording timer


Groove keyboard shortcuts


 Press this key To do this
 Ctrl + P Play or pause
 Ctrl + F Skip to next song
 Ctrl + B Restart current song/skip to previous
 F9 Volume up
 F8 Volume down
 F7 Mute volume
 Ctrl + Enter Select an item and enter Selection mode
 Ctrl + A Select all
 Delete Delete selected item(s)
 Ctrl + Shift + P Play selected item
 Ctrl + T Repeat on or off
 Ctrl + H Shuffle on or off
 Ctrl + Q Search


Maps keyboard shortcuts


 Press this key To do this
Arrow keysPan the map in any direction
Ctrl + plus or minus key (+ or -)Zoom in or out
Ctrl + Left or Right arrow keysRotate
 Ctrl + Up or Down arrow keysTilt
+ or - keysZoom in or out in 3D Cities view
Page Up or Page DownMove farther or closer in 3D Cities view
Ctrl + YSwitch map views between aerial and road
Ctrl + HomeCenter map on your current location
Ctrl + DGet directions
Ctrl + FSearch
Ctrl + MMinimize the active tab
Ctrl + PPrint
Ctrl + TShow or hide traffic
BackspaceGo back
Ctrl + HShare
Ctrl + LMove focus to map
Ctrl + WClose the active tab
Ctrl + TabGo to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabGo to previous tab
Ctrl + SShow or hide Streedside
Ctrl + CCopy to clipboard


Movies & TV keyboard shortcuts


 Press this key To do this
 Alt + EnterPlay full-screen
 EscLeave full-screen
 EnterSelect something that's in focus
Spacebar
or
Ctrl + P
Play or pause (when a video is in focus)
Alt + Left arrow key
or
Windows logo key  + Backspace 
Go back
Ctrl + TTurn repeat on or off
F7Mute the sound
F8Volume down
F9Volume up 


Paint keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
F11
View a picture in full-screen mode
F12
Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl + A
Select the whole picture
Ctrl + B
Bold selected text
Ctrl + C
Copy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + E
Open the Properties dialog box
Ctrl + G
Show or hide gridlines
Ctrl + I
Italicize selected text
Ctrl + NCreate a new picture
Ctrl + OOpen an existing picture
Ctrl + PPrint a picture
Ctrl + RShow or hide the ruler
Ctrl + SSave changes to a picture
Ctrl + UUnderline selected text
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + WOpen the Resize and Skew dialog
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Ctrl + plus (+)Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + minus (-)Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + Page UpZoom in
Ctrl + Page DownZoom out
Alt + F4Close a picture and its Paint window
Right arrowMove the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left arrowMove the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down arrowMove the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up arrowMove the selection or active shape up by one pixel
Shift + F10Show the context menu


Photos keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
Spacebar (in Collection)
Select an item and enter Selection mode
Enter (from Selection mode)
Select an item while in Selection mode
Spacebar (viewing a photo)
Show or hide commands
Spacebar (viewing a video)
Play or pause the video
Arrow keys (in Collection)
Scroll up, down, left, or right
Left or right arrow keys (on a single item or slideshow)
Show the next or previous item
Arrow keys (on a zoomed photo)
Move within the photo
Ctrl + plus or minus (+ or -)Zoom in or out when viewing a photo
Ctrl + 0Reset zoom on a photo
EscReturn to previous screen
Ctrl + SSave
Ctrl + PPrint
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + R (viewing or editing)Rotate a photo
E (viewing a photo)Enhance a photo
Ctrl + Z (editing)Undo changes
Ctrl + Y (editing)Redo changes
Ctrl + / (editing)View original
Shift + arrow keys Resize crop or selective focus area
Ctrl + arrow keys Move crop or selective focus area  
F5 (viewing an item)Start a slide show
Alt + EnterView file info
Ctrl + LSet as lock screen
Ctrl + N (in Albums view) Create a new album
Ctrl + R (in Albums view) Remove album
Ctrl + D Add selected items to album
Ctrl + U Remove selected items from album


WordPad keyboard shortcuts


Press this keyTo do this
F3
Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
F12
Save the document as a new file
Ctrl + 1
Set single line spacing
Ctrl + 2
Set double line spacing
Ctrl + 5
Set line spacing to 1.5
Ctrl + A
Select all
Ctrl + B
Make selected text bold
Ctrl + CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + DInsert a Microsoft Paint drawing
Ctrl + EAlign text center
Ctrl + FSearch for text in a document
Ctrl + HReplace text in a document
Ctrl + IItalicize selected text
Ctrl + JJustify text
Ctrl + LAlign text left
Ctrl + NCreate a new document
Ctrl + OOpen an existing document
Ctrl + PPrint a document
Ctrl + RAlign text right
Ctrl + SSave changes to a document
Ctrl + UUnderline selected text
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Ctrl + equal (=)Make selected text subscript
Ctrl + Shift + equal (=)Make selected text superscript
Ctrl + Shift + greater than (>)Increase the font size
Ctrl + Shift + less than (<)Decrease the font size
Ctrl + Shift + AChange characters to all capitals
Ctrl + Shift + LChange the bullet style
Ctrl + Left arrowMove the cursor one word to the left
Ctrl + Right arrowMove the cursor one word to the right
Ctrl + Up arrowMove the cursor to the previous line
Ctrl + Down arrowMove the cursor to the next line
Ctrl + HomeMove to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + EndMove to the end of the document
Ctrl + Page UpMove up one page
Ctrl + Page DownMove down one page
Ctrl + DeleteDelete the next word
Alt + F4Close WordPad
Shift + F10Show the context menu

Additional keyboard shortcuts

Windows 8.1


The following keyboard shortcuts are available in Windows 8.1

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Calculator.

Press this key
To do this
F1
Open Calculator Help
F2
Edit the calculation history
Alt + 1
Switch to Standard mode
Alt + 2
Switch to Scientific mode
Alt + 3
Switch to Programmer mode
Alt + 4
Switch to Statistics mode
Alt + C
Open date calculations
Ctrl + E
Open date calculations
Ctrl + H
Turn calculation history on or off
Ctrl + L
Press the MC button
Ctrl + M
Press the MS button
Ctrl + P
Press the M+ button
Ctrl + Q
Press the M- button
Ctrl + R
Press the MR button
Ctrl + U
Open unit conversion
Ctrl + Shift + D
Clear the calculation history
F9
Press the +/– button
R
Press the 1/× button
@
Press the square root button
Del
Press the CE button
Up arrow
Move up in the calculation history
Down arrow
Move down in the calculation history
Esc
Press the C button or stop editing the calculation history
Enter
Recalculate the calculation history after editing
F3
Select Degrees in Scientific mode
F4
Select Radians in Scientific mode
F5
Select Grads in Scientific mode
Ctrl + B
Press the 3√x button in Scientific mode
Ctrl + G
Press the 10x button in Scientific mode
Ctrl + O
Press the cosh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl + S
Press the sinh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl + T
Press the tanh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl + Y
Press the y√x button in Scientific mode
D
Press the Mod button in Scientific mode
I
Press the Inv button in Scientific mode
L
Press the log button in Scientific mode
M
Press the dms button in Scientific mode
N
Press the ln button in Scientific mode
O
Press the cos button in Scientific mode
P
Press the pi button in Scientific mode
Q
Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode
S
Press the sin button in Scientific mode
T
Press the tan button in Scientific mode
V
Press the F-E button in Scientific mode
X
Press the Exp button in Scientific mode
Y
Press the x^y button in Scientific mode
#
Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode
;
Press the Int button in Scientific mode
!
Press the n! button in Scientific mode
F2
Select Dword in Programmer mode
F3
Select Word in Programmer mode
F4
Select Byte in Programmer mode
F5
Select Hex in Programmer mode
F6
Select Dec in Programmer mode
F7
Select Oct in Programmer mode
F8
Select Bin in Programmer mode
F12
Select Qword in Programmer mode
A-F
Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode
J
Press the RoL button in Programmer mode
K
Press the RoR button in Programmer mode
<
Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode
>
Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode
%
Press the Mod button in Programmer mode
|
Press the Or button in Programmer mode
&
Press the And button in Programmer mode
Spacebar
Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode
A
Press the Average button in Statistics mode
Ctrl + A
Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode
S
Press the Sum button in Statistics mode
Ctrl + S
Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode
T
Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode
Ctrl + T
Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode
D
Press the CAD button in Statistics mode


Calendar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Calendar app.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + 1 or Ctrl + D
Show the day view
Ctrl + 2 or Ctrl + O
Show the work week view
Ctrl + 3 or Ctrl + W
Show the week view
Ctrl + 4 or Ctrl + M
Show the month view
Ctrl + T or HomeGo to today
Page upIn month view, go to the previous month
 
In week view, go to the previous week
 
In day view, go to the previous two days
Ctrl + HIn month view, go to the previous month
 
In week view, go to the previous week
 
In day view, go to the previous two days
Page downIn month view, go to the previous month
 
In week view, go to the previous week
 
In day view, go to the previous two days
Ctrl + JIn month view, go to the previous month
 
In week view, go to the previous week
 
In day view, go to the previous two days
Right arrowIn a view, go to the next day
Left arrowIn a view, go to the previous day
Down arrowIn a view, go to the next hour
Up arrowIn a view, go to the previous hour
EscGo back
Ctrl + SSave or send the event
Ctrl + P, use up and down arrows to selectRespond to an event
Ctrl + DDelete an event


Mail keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Mail app.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + R
Reply
Ctrl + Shift + R
Reply all
Ctrl + F
Forward
Ctrl + M
Move item to a different folder
Ctrl + JToggle between marking a message as junk or not junk
Ctrl + Shift + UShow only unread messages
Ctrl + Shift + AShow all messages
Ctrl + Shift + EShow Folder options
Ctrl + UMark as unread
Ctrl + QMark as read
Ctrl + ASelect all messages
InsertToggle between Flag and Remove flag for messages
Ctrl + NNew message
F5Sync
Alt + BPut focus on the bcc button
Alt + CPut focus on the cc button

Accept
Alt + DDecline
Alt + TPut focus on the To button

Tentative
Alt + VOpen the invitation in Calendar
Alt + SSend mail
Alt + iInsert attachment
Ctrl + Shift + FSelect a font
Ctrl + SpacebarClear formatting
Ctrl + YRedo
F4Redo
Ctrl + [Increase font size one point
Ctrl + ]Decrease font size one point
Ctrl + Shift + ,Increase font size
Ctrl + KAdd a link
Ctrl + ECenter
Ctrl + LLeft
Ctrl + RRight
Ctrl + Shift + LBullets
Ctrl + MIndent when text is selected
Ctrl + Shift + MOutdent
Tab or Shift + TabIndent/outdent when text is selected or when focus is in a list
Ctrl + 'Acute accent
Ctrl + ,Cedilla accent
Ctrl + Shift + 6Circumflex accent
Ctrl + Shift + ;Diaeresis accent
Ctrl + ` Grave accent
Ctrl + Shift + 7Ligature accent
Ctrl + Shift + 2Ring accent 
Ctrl + /Forward slash accent
Ctrl + Shift + `Tilde accent
Alt + Ctrl + Shift + 1Inverted exclamation mark
Alt + Ctrl + Shift + /Inverted question mark


People keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for the People app.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + N
Add a contact
Ctrl + S
Save changes
Delete
Delete a contact
Ctrl + F
Make a contact a favorite
Ctrl + Shift + 1Pin a contact to Start
EscGo back 
HomeGo to beginning of contact list
Page downGo forward in the contact list
Page up Go backwards in the contact list
End Go to end of the contact list


Messaging keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Messaging app.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + N
Start a new conversation
Ctrl + N
Select people
Ctrl + E
Select an emoticon
Ctrl + >
Next conversation
Ctrl + <Previous conversation


Paint keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Paint.

Press this keyTo do this
F1
Open Paint Help
F11
View a picture in full-screen mode
F12
Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl + A
Select the entire picture
Ctrl + BBold selected text
Ctrl + CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + EOpen the Properties dialog box
Ctrl + GShow or hide gridlines
Ctrl + IItalicize selected text
Ctrl + NCreate a new picture
Ctrl + OOpen an existing picture
Ctrl + PPrint a picture
Ctrl + RShow or hide the ruler
Ctrl + SSave changes to a picture
Ctrl + UUnderline selected text
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + WOpen the Resize and Skew dialog box
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Ctrl + plus (+)Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + minus (-)Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + Page UpZoom in
Ctrl + Page DownZoom out
Alt (or F10) Display keytips
Alt + F4Close a picture and its Paint window
Right arrowMove the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left arrowMove the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down arrowMove the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up arrowMove the selection or active shape up by one pixel
Shift + F10 Show the current shortcut menu


Reader keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Reader app.

Press this keyTo do this
F8
Use two-page layout
Ctrl + R
Rotate the file 90 degrees clockwise
Ctrl + F
Search for text in a file
F7
Use keyboard selection mode
Ctrl + PPrint a file
Ctrl + OOpen a file
Ctrl + WClose a file
Ctrl + MReader app home


Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Remote Desktop Connection.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + Alt + Home
Toggle appbars between the remote PC and the one in front of you
Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow
Switch your view to the previous session (when viewing a session)
Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow
Switch your view to the next session (when viewing a session)
Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow
Switch your view to the first session (when viewing a session)
Ctrl + Alt + Down arrowSwitch your view to the last session (when viewing a session)


OneDrive keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with OneDrive.

Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl + A
Select all
Ctrl + Alt + 1
Change view (details/thumbnails)
Ctrl + U
Upload
Ctrl + Shift + N
New folder
EscClear selection
Ctrl + OOpen with
Ctrl + Alt + OView folder
Ctrl + Shift + VCopy
Ctrl + Shift + YMove
Ctrl + SDownload
Alt + Up arrowGo up
F2Rename
F5Refresh


Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Journal.

Press this keyTo do this
F1
Open Journal Help
F5
Refresh the note list
F6
Toggle between a note list and a note
F11
View a note in full-screen mode
Ctrl + ASelect all items on a page
Ctrl + CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + FSearch for text in a file
Ctrl + GGo to a page
Ctrl + NStart a new note
Ctrl + OOpen a recently used note
Ctrl + PPrint a note
Ctrl + SSave changes to a note
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Alt + F4Close a note and its Journal window
Ctrl + Shift + CDisplay a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list
Ctrl + Shift + VMove a note to a specific folder


WordPad keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with WordPad.

Press this keyTo do this
F1
Open WordPad Help
F3
Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
F10
Display keytips
F12
Save the document as a new file
Ctrl + 1Set single line spacing
Ctrl + 2Set double line spacing
Ctrl + 5Set line spacing to 1.5
Ctrl + ASelect the entire document
Ctrl + BMake selected text bold
Ctrl + CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + DInsert a Microsoft Paint drawing
Ctrl + EAlign text center
Ctrl + FSearch for text in a document
Ctrl + HReplace text in a document
Ctrl + IItalicize selected text
Ctrl + JJustify text
Ctrl + LAlign text left
Ctrl + NCreate a new document
Ctrl + OOpen an existing document
Ctrl + PPrint a document
Ctrl + RAlign text right
Ctrl + SSave changes to a document
Ctrl + USave changes to a document
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Ctrl + =Make selected text subscript
Ctrl + Shift + =Make selected text superscript
Ctrl + Shift + >Increase the font size
Ctrl + Shift + <Decrease the font size
Ctrl + Shift + AChange characters to all capitals
Ctrl + Shift + LChange the bullet style
Ctrl + Left arrowMove the cursor one word to the left
Ctrl + Right arrowMove the cursor one word to the right
Ctrl + Up arrowMove the cursor to the previous line
Ctrl + Down arrowMove the cursor to the next line
Ctrl + HomeMove to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + EndMove to the end of the document
Ctrl + Page UpMove up one page
Ctrl + Page DownMove down one page
Ctrl + DeleteDelete the next word
Alt + F4Close WordPad
Shift + F10Show the current shortcut menu

Additional keyboard shortcuts

Properties

Article ID: 13805 - Last Review: Sep 27, 2016 - Revision: 126

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