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Some modern keyboards include a new key that can help you be more productive with Office.

Important: The Office Key requires you to be using Windows 10 May 2019 update (Version 1903) or newer. Not sure what version of Windows you've got? See What version of Windows do I have?


Using the Office key

Tap the Office key and the Office app will open, if you have it installed. If you don't have it installed, then will open in your default browser.

There are also several shortcuts where you press the Office key in combination with another key. Those shortcuts are:


What does it do?

Press it again

Office Key + W

Opens Word

Opens a new window of Word

Office Key + P

Opens PowerPoint

Opens a new window of PowerPoint

Office Key + X

Opens Excel

Opens a new window of Excel

Office Key + O

Opens Outlook

Activates your existing Outlook window in the Inbox

Office Key + T

Opens Microsoft Teams

Activates your existing Microsoft Teams window

Office Key + D

Opens OneDrive in File Explorer

Activates your existing File Explorer window if the root OneDrive folder is still selected; otherwise opens a new File Explorer window with OneDrive selected.

Office Key + N

Opens OneNote

Opens a new window of OneNote

Office Key + L

Opens LinkedIn, in your default browser

Opens LinkedIn in an additional tab in your default browser

Office Key + Y

Opens Yammer

Opens Yammer in an additional tab in your default browser

See Also

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center

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