Using Outlook.com shortcuts

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  1. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time in Outlook.com
  2. Enable keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.com
  3. Using Outlook.com shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can save you time in Outlook.com

For many repetitive tasks, Outlook.com’s keyboard shortcuts may be particularly effective. You don’t need to memorize them all and you may already be familiar with some of the other email programs and Windows.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

Enable keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.com

To enable or disable keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.com:

  1. Select Settings .

  2. Select View all Outlook settings .

  3. Select Occur often > Special skills .

  4. Select Outlook.com .

  5. If you don’t want to use Outlook.com keyboard shortcuts, choose one of the following:

    • Yahoo! mail : use Yahoo! Keyboard shortcuts for email in Outlook.com.
    • gmail : Use Gmail keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com.
    • Outlook : Use default Outlook shortcuts.
    • Disable hotkeys . Disable keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com.
  6. Select Save .

  7. Select X to close settings.

Using Outlook.com shortcuts

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to quickly handle email in Outlook.com:

write a letter .

  • N : Start a new message.
  • ctrl + Enter or alt + s . Send the selected message.
  • R : Reply to the selected message.
  • A or Shift + R : Reply to all selected messages.
  • Shift + f : Forward the selected message.
  • ctrl + s : Save the selected message as a draft.
  • esc : cancel draft.
  • ctrl + k . Insert a hyperlink.

Additional email actions:

  • ctrl + z : Undo the last action.
  • remove or remove : Delete the selected message.
  • Shift + remove : Permanently delete the selected message.
  • Shift + E . Create a new folder.
  • Q : Mark the selected message as read.
  • you : Mark the selected message as unread.
  • ins or Insert : mark selected message
  • E : archive
  • J : Mark the selected message as spam
  • V . Move to folder
  • C : classify the selected message

Read email:

  • O or Enter . Open the selected message.
  • Shift + Input : Open the selected message in a new window.
  • esc . Close the selected message.
  • ctrl + . (period): open the next element.
  • ctrl + , (comma): open the previous element.
  • X . Expand or collapse the conversation.

View mailing list .

  • ctrl + A . Select all messages.
  • esc . Delete all messages.
  • House or Ctrl+Home : Select the first message.

Navigation and more:

  • ctrl + Shift + a . Go to mail .
  • ctrl + Shift + 2 . Go to The calender .
  • ctrl + Shift + 3 . Go to section People .
  • ctrl + Shift + 4: . Go to section Tasks .
  • G , and then I . Go to inbox .
  • G , then d : go to section Checkers .
  • G , then s . Go to Sent .
  • / (slash). Search by email.
  • ? (question mark): Show help.

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