Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

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Display and use windows

Key
Description
Alt+Tab
Switch to the next window.
Alt+Shift+Tab
Switch to the previous window.
Print Screen
Copy a picture of the screen to the Clipboard.
Alt+Print Screen
Copy a picture of the selected window to the Clipboard.

Move around in text or cells

Key
Description
Left Arrow
Move one character to the left.
Right Arrow
Move one character to the right.
Up Arrow
Move one line up.
Down Arrow
Move one line down.
End
Move to the end of a line.
Ctrl+End
Move to the end of a text box.
Ctrl+Home
Move to the beginning of a text box.

Move around in and work in tables

Key
Description
Up Arrow
Move to the preceding row.
Down Arrow
Move to the next row.

Access and use actions

Key
Description
Up Arrow
Select the previous item on the action menu.
Down Arrow
Select the next item on the action menu.
Enter
Perform the action for the selected item on the action menu.
Esc
Close the action menu or message.

Use dialog boxes

Key
Description
Tab
Move to the next option or option group.
Shift+Tab
Move to the previous option or option group.
Ctrl+Tab
Switch to the next tab in a dialog box.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Switch to the previous tab in a dialog box.
Arrow keys
Move between options in an open drop-down list, or between options in a group of options.
Spacebar
Perform the action assigned to the selected button; select or clear the selected check box.
Esc
Close the dialog.
First letter of an option in a drop-down list
Open the list if it is closed and move to that option in the list.
Alt+Down Arrow
Open a selected drop-down list.
Enter
Perform the action assigned to a default button in a dialog box.

Use edit boxes within dialog boxes

Key
Description
Home
Move to the beginning of the entry.
End
Move to the end of the entry.
Left Arrow or Right Arrow
Move one character to the left or right, respectively.
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Move one word to the left.
Ctrl+Right Arrow
Move one word to the right.
Shift+Left Arrow
Select or cancel selection one character to the left.
Shift+Right Arrow
Select or cancel selection one character to the right.
Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow
Select or cancel selection one word to the left.
Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow
Select or cancel selection one word to the right.
Shift+Home
Select from the insertion point to the beginning of the entry.
Shift+End
Select from the insertion point to the end of the entry.

Basic file management

Key
Description
Ctrl+S
Save a project file.

Use the Open and Save As dialog boxes

Key
Description
Enter
Open the selected folder or file.
Backspace
Open the folder one level above the open folder.
Delete
Delete the selected folder or file.
Shift+F10
Display a shortcut menu for a selected item such as a folder or file.
Tab
Move forward through options.
Shift+Tab
Move back through options.
F4 or Alt+1
Open the Look in list

Use the main window

Key
Description
F10
Activate the ribbon.

Use a Network Diagram

Key
Description
Arrow keys
Move to a different Network Diagram box.
Shift+Arrow keys
Add Network Diagram boxes to the selection.

Navigate views and windows

Key
Description
F2
Activate the entry bar to edit text in a field.
F10 or Alt
Activate the menu bar.
Alt+F4
Close the program window.
Alt+F3
Display the Field Settings dialog box.
F8
Turn on or off the Extend Selection mode.
Alt+Arrow keys
Move left, right, up, or down to view different pages in the Print Preview window.
Shift+F2
Display task information.
Shift+F2
Display resource information.
Shift+F2
Display assignment information.
Alt+F10
Display assign resources dialog.

Outline a project

Key
Description
Alt+Right Arrow
Indent the selected task.
Alt+Left Arrow
Outdent the selected task.

Edit in a view

Key
Description
Insert
Add a new task.
Esc
Cancel an entry.
Ctrl+C
Copy the selected data.
Ctrl+X
Cut the selected data.
Delete
Delete the selected data.
Ctrl+F
Display the Find dialog box.
Ctrl+F2
Link tasks.
Ctrl+V
Paste the copied or cut data.
Ctrl+Z
Undo the last action.
Ctrl+Shift+F2
Unlink tasks.
Ctrl+Y
Redo the last action.

Move in a view

Key
Description
Shift+Alt+Left Arrow
Move the timescale left.
Shift+Alt+Right Arrow
Move the timescale right.
Ctrl+Home
Move to the first field of the first row.
End
Move to the last field in a row.
Ctrl+End
Move to the last field of the last row.

Move in side pane

Key
Description
Spacebar
Select or clear check boxes and option buttons if focus is in the side pane.
Tab
Select different controls in the side pane if focus is in the side pane.

Select in a view

Key
Description
Shift+Page Down
Extend the selection down one page.
Shift+Page Up
Extend the selection up one page.
Shift+Down Arrow
Extend the selection down one row.
Shift+Up Arrow
Extend the selection up one row.
Shift+End
Extend the selection to the last field in a row.
Ctrl+Spacebar
Select a column.
Shift+Spacebar
Select a row.

Ribbon shortcuts

Key
Description
Alt+Alt
Close ribbon select mode.
Alt+F
Open file menu.
Alt+T
Open task menu.
Alt+R
Open resource menu.
Alt+E
Open report menu.
Alt+P
Open project menu.
Alt+V
Open view menu.
Alt+O
Open format menu.
Alt+W
Open window menu.
Alt+H
Open help menu.
Esc
Undo the menu selection.
Double click on ribbon white buttons
Minimize the ribbon bar, menu shortcuts are working also with the bar minimized.

Select and edit in the enrtry bar

Key
Description
Enter
Accept an entry.
Esc
Cancel an entry.
Backspace
Delete one character to the left.
Delete
Delete one character to the right.
Ctrl+Delete
Delete one word to the right.
Shift+End
Extend the selection to the end of the text.
Shift+Home
Extend the selection to the start of the text.
Insert
Turn on or off Overtype mode.

Use Team Planner view

Key
Description
Alt+Left Arrow
Scroll the timescale left.
Alt+Right Arrow
Scroll the timescale right.

Navigate Sheet views

Key
Description
Page Down or Shift+Page Down
Scroll down
Page Up or Shift+Page Up
Scroll up