Everything keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

Recent Windows versions made searching files on your computer faster. But third party programs like Everything may have other advantages over Windows Start Menu. E.g. Everything has many keyboard shortcuts Windows Start Menu doesn't provide.

Ctrl + A

Select all text

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete previous word

Ctrl + Space

Complete search. Requires search history to be enabled

⤶ Enter

Focus result list and select the item with the highest run count

↑  ↓

Focus result list

Alt + ↑  ↓

Show search history

Select word

Select all


Rename the focused item


Move selected items to the recycle bin

↑   Shift + Del

Permanently delete selected items

Scroll left

Scroll right

Ctrl +

Scroll left one page

Ctrl +

Scroll right one page

⤶ Enter

Open the selected items

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Open the path of the selected item

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Display properties of the selected items

Ctrl + +

Auto adjust column widths

↑  ↓

Navigate item focus and selection

or Page Up
or Page Down
or Home
or End
↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Extend item selection

or Shift + Page Up
or Shift + Page Down
or ↑   Shift + Home
or ↑   Shift + End
Ctrl + ↑  ↓

Navigate item focus

or Ctrl + Page Up
or Ctrl + Page Down
or Ctrl + Home
or Ctrl + End
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Extend item selection, keeping the current selection

or Ctrl + Shift + Page Up
or Ctrl + Shift + Page Down
or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Home
or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + End

Select focus

Ctrl + Space

Toggle item selection


Cancel any current actions

Ctrl + A

Select all items

Ctrl + C

Copy selected items

or Ctrl + Insert
Ctrl + E

Read the file size, date and attributes of the current selection. May be useful before exporting all sizes, dates and attributes

Ctrl + V

Paste items from the clipboard into the selected folder

or ↑   Shift + Insert
Ctrl + X

Cut selected items

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy the full path and name of the current selection to the clipboard

↑   Shift + F10

Display item context menu for the current selection. Displays the result list context menu if no selection

Any character: Adds a character to the jump to text.
⬅ Backspace

Remove the last character in the jump to text

These shortcuts that can be used when an Everything search window has focus

Close the Everything window

or Ctrl + W

Show the Everything help


Focus and highlight the search edit

or Ctrl + F
or Alt + D

Reload icons, file sizes, dates and attributes


Toggle fullscreen

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Cycle between open windows

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
⭾ Tab

Cycle between search edit and results view

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Close the current window

Alt + 1

Resize the window to 512 x 398

Alt + 2

Resize the window to 640 x 497

Alt + 3

Resize the window to 768 x 597

Alt + 4

Auto size the window

Alt + P

Toggle the preview pane

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 1

Toggle extra large thumbnails

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 2

Toggle large thumbnails

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 3

Toggle medium thumbnails

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 6

Toggle detail view

Ctrl + Alt + +

Increase thumbnail size

Ctrl + Alt + -

Decrease thumbnail size

Ctrl + `

Toggle debug console

Ctrl + F1

Show About Everything

Ctrl + 1

Sort by name

Ctrl + 2

Sort by path

Ctrl + 3

Sort by size

Ctrl + 4

Sort by extension

Ctrl + 5

Sort by type

Ctrl + 6

Sort by date modified

Ctrl + 7

Sort by date created

Ctrl + 8

Sort by attributes

Ctrl + 9

Sort by date recently changed

Ctrl + B

Toggle match whole word

Ctrl + D

Bookmark the current search

Ctrl + I

Toggle match case

Ctrl + M

Toggle match diacritics

Ctrl + N

Open a new search window

Ctrl + O

Open an Everything file list

Ctrl + P

Show the Options window

Ctrl + Q

Exit Everything

Ctrl + R

Toggle Regex

Ctrl + S

Export the current results to an Everything file list, csv or txt file

Ctrl + T

Toggle always on top

Ctrl + U

Toggle match path

Ctrl + +

Increase text size

Ctrl + -

Decrease text size

Ctrl + 0

Reset text size to Normal

Ctrl +

Change view

or Ctrl +
Alt + Home

Go to the home search

Alt +

Go back to the previous search

Alt +

Go forward to the next search

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Organize filters

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Organize bookmarks

Ctrl + H

Show all search history

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H
The Everything search window can be shown by pressing a hotkey. Hotkeys can be used anywhere in Windows.
To define a global hotkey to open Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options then click the Keyboard tab.

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Program information

Program name: Everything Everything (System tools)

"Everything" is a search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly in Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name "Everything").

Web page: voidtools.com

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 111

How easy to press shortcuts: 83%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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