SharePoint Server 2010 Keyboard shortcuts Your source for software training.
Navigating the Ribbon
Change the focus without using the mouse You can use the keyboard to work with the ribbon by moving the focus among the tabs and commands until you find the feature that you want to use. The following table lists some ways to move the keyboard focus without using the mouse.
NOTE: If your organization upgraded from a previous version of SharePoint, the server administrator had the option to postpone the application of the user interface (UI) changes, which include the ribbon. This may have been done as a short-term strategy to help ensure that highly customized pages still function with the new SharePoint 2010 UI. Key TAB to get to the desired tab, and then LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW ENTER TAB, SHIFT+TAB
DOWN ARROW, UP ARROW, LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW
Description Move left or right to another tab of the Ribbon, respectively.
Key SPACE BAR or ENTER
Description Activate the selected command or control on the Ribbon.
Display the shortcut menu for the selected command. Move the focus to each command on the Ribbon, forward or backward respectively. Move down, up, left, or right among the items on the Ribbon, respectively.
SPACE BAR or ENTER ENTER
Open the selected menu or gallery on the Ribbon. Activate a command or control on the Ribbon so you can modify a value.
Finish modifying a value in a control on the Ribbon, and move the focus back to the document.
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All pages Key TAB (Press repeatedly, immediately after opening the page in a browser.)
Description Turn More Accessible Mode on or off.
More Accessible Mode changes the way content is rendered on a site, optimizing it for assistive technologies such as screen readers. Activate or place focus on the ALT+1 Skip to main content link. Activate or place focus on the ALT+W Skip Ribbon Commands link.
Activate or place focus on the View All Site Content link. Activate or place focus on the Site Actions menu.
Activate or place focus on the Search box.
Description Activate or place focus on the Help link.
Activate or place focus on the Home link. Activate or place focus on the Your Name menu. Press ALT+W multiple times to toggle between the Your Name menu and any Web Parts on the page. Expand menus such as the drop-down menu for a list item. Expand drop down lists such as the Search Scope menu next to the Search box at the top of some pages. Move the selection from Web Part to Web Part on pages that use multiple Web Parts
Placing focus on the Search box requires the ribbon to have the active focus (press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until the focus is placed on the Browse tab).
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Common tasks Edit Rich text Rich text editing is available in several locations, such as the ribbon for a publishing page or the Content Editor Web Part. Key Description Key Description TAB (Press Change the text color. CTRL+SHIFT+ < Convert the selection to a right-to-left repeatedly until orientation. This requires the ribbon to the Font Color menu is selected.) have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools). TAB (Press Change the text size. TAB (Press Create a numbered list. repeatedly until repeatedly until the Font Size menu This requires the ribbon to the Numbered List This requires the ribbon to have the active have the active focus (Press is selected.) button