Keyboard shortcuts for Sticky Notes

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Sticky Notes on Windows 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.

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.

  • A plus sign (+) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys at the same time.

  • A comma sign (,) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys in order.

  • When using Narrator, your keyboard will default to the Standard layout. To change this in the Narrator settings, press the Windows logo key+Ctrl+N. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Select keyboard layout, Standard." To change the layout to Legacy, press the Down arrow key once. You hear: "Legacy, selected." The new Narrator commands will not be available in the Legacy keyboard layout if keystrokes for legacy commands conflict with those used in new Narrator features.

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Type and edit sticky notes

To do this

Press

Create a new sticky note from the notes list or from a single note.

Ctrl+N

Close the current sticky note.

Ctrl+W

Delete the current sticky note.

Ctrl+D

Move the focus to the list of all notes.

Ctrl+H

Cycle forward between all open notes and the list of all notes.

Ctrl+Tab

Cycle backwards between all open notes and the list of all notes.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Select all text on the sticky note.

Ctrl+A

Copy the selected text to the clipboard.

Ctrl+C

Cut the selected text to the clipboard.

Ctrl+X

Paste the text of the clipboard.

Ctrl+V

Undo the last action.

Ctrl+Z

Redo the last action.

Ctrl+Y

Move one word to the left.

Ctrl+Left arrow key

Move one word to the right.

Ctrl+Right arrow key

Move to the beginning of the line.

Home

Move to the end of the line.

End

Move to the beginning of the sticky note.

Ctrl+Home

Move to the end of the sticky note.

Ctrl+End

Delete the next word.

Ctrl+Delete

Delete the previous word.

Ctrl+Backspace

Search in any sticky note when in the notes list.

Ctrl+F

When in the search box, remove search term and return to notes list.

Esc

Close Sticky Notes.

Alt+F4

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Format sticky notes

To do this

Press

Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text.

Ctrl+B

Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text.

Ctrl+I

Apply or remove the underline from the selected text.

Ctrl+U

Apply or remove bulleted list formatting from the selected paragraph.

Ctrl+Shift+L

Apply or remove strikethrough from the selected text.

Ctrl+T

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See also

Screen reader support for Sticky Notes

Use a screen reader with Sticky Notes

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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