SharePoint keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
- Shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used in SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Foundation 2013.

OneDrive for Business and SharePoint provide keyboard shortcuts that you can use for common tasks. These keyboard shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other keyboard layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.
⭾ Tab

(Press repeatedly, immediately after you open the page in a browser.) Turn More Accessible Mode on or off.

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Expand menus, such as the drop-down menu for a list item.

Alt +

Move to different options in a drop down list, such as the Search Scope menu next to the Search box at the top of some pages.

  Rich text editing is available in several locations, such the Insert tab when you edit a page on a site.
Ctrl + B

Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text.

Ctrl + I

Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text.

Ctrl + U

Apply or remove the underline from the selected text.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M

Remove a paragraph indent from the left.

Ctrl + M

Indent a paragraph from the left.


Delete the selection without adding it on the Clipboard.


Switch between inserting and overwriting text.

⬅ Backspace

Delete the selection, or if there is no selection, the character in front of the cursor.

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete all of the word in front of the cursor, but not the previous space.

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert a new line (but not inside the HTML Paragraph element


  The following keyboard shortcuts are available in OneDrive for Business or in a SharePoint list or library.
Alt + N

Create a document.

Alt + U

Upload a document

⭾ Tab

In a SharePoint list, select a list item and then Tab to find the edit command

Alt + N then ⭾ Tab

(press Tab to find New folder on the shortcut menu) Create a folder

Alt + C

(To open the menu, press Shift + Enter. To select a command, press down arrow) Activate the Actions menu

Alt + N

Activate the Respond to this Survey button

Alt + C

(To open the menu, press Shift + Enter. To select a command, press down arrow) Activate the Export Results to spreadsheetcommand. This command is located on the Actions menu

Alt + R

Activate the Show a graphical summary of responses link

Alt + S

Select the Save and Close button in a form for editing a survey response

Alt + U

Activate the Show all responses link

Alt + I

Activate the Settings menu

Alt + N

Activate the Next Page button

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Program information

Program name: SharePoint SharePoint (Productivity)

SharePoint is a web-based document management and storage system. It is highly configurable and has various usages between organizations.

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 25

How easy to press shortcuts: 77%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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