Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com

You can do many common tasks in Outlook.com using the keyboard. To see a list of keyboard shortcuts, in Outlook.com press the ? (question mark) key.

The list includes a link to a settings page where you can choose which version of shortcuts to use:

  • Gmail

  • Yahoo!

  • Outlook.com

  • None

Note

  • The keyboard shortcuts list isn't available in compose mode—writing a new email, replying, or forwarding.

Write email

Create a new email

N/Ctrl+N

Show address book

Alt+.

Send an email

Ctrl+Enter/Alt+S

Reply to an email

R

Reply all to an email

Shift+R

Forward an email

Shift+F

Check spelling

F7

Insert an Emoji

Ctrl+Y

Save draft

Ctrl+S

Read email

Open an email

O/Enter

Show blocked content

Shift+I

Search your email

/

Close an email

Esc

Expand/Collapse a conversation

X

Go to

Go to Inbox

G then I

Go to Flagged

G then L

Go to Drafts

G then D

Go to Sent

G then S

Go to People

Ctrl+3

Show keyboard help

?

Email actions

Delete an email

Del

Archive

E

Mark an email as junk

J

Move to a folder

V

New Folder

Shift+E

Categorize an email

C

New Category

Shift+G

Remove all categories

Y

Mark an email as read

Q

Mark an email as unread

U

Flag an email

Insert

Print an email

Shift+P

Email list

Select all emails

S then A

Deselect all emails

S then N

Move selection downwards

Ctrl+./Down

Move selection upwards

Ctrl+,/Up

Refresh

M/F9

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