Full List of Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

If you are using Outlook as your main email account service for checking your emails and compiling new messages, you can increase your efficiency while using it with the help of some common hotkeys. In this post, we will make a list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.

Outlook is Microsoft's email account service (formerly Hotmail, then Live), which is one of the most popular free web based email services, with a large user base around the world. Outlook is not only a simple email messaging application but it is also a feature-rich organization and communication platform that focuses on getting things done for you.

Outlook allows you to organize your email and contacts easily, manage your schedule with the built-in calendar tools, work on and share Office files hosted on some of the popular file storage sites like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive, connect to other apps such as Skype, Wunderlist, Evernote, Yelp, Uber, PayPal and more. In short, Outlook offers a nice selection of tools for your electronic communications and organizational needs.

Whether you are using Outlook for only email or for also other services, making use of its keyboard shortcuts can increase your efficiency by saving you a lot of time while doing some repetitive or common tasks such as forwarding an email, deleting a message and so on.

How to Enable Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook (we are referring to the website version Outlook.com here) are turned on by default but just to make sure that they are enabled, or to enable them if they are disabled, simply follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Log in to your Outlook account at outlook.com.

STEP 2: Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the window, to the left of your profile icon, and then select Options from the dropdown menu.

STEP 3: On the Options page, select General from the left menu and then click Keyboard Shortcuts.

Full List of Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

STEP 4: Make sure Outlook is selected from the list and click Save.

From now on, the keyboard shortcuts will work actively during your Outlook sessions. We can now continue with the list of shortcuts.

List of Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is a list of some of the commonly used keyboard shortcuts in Outlook. This list is compiled cased on a U.S. keyboard setting, but most of them should work on your keyboard too as long as you press the correct hotkey combinations.

Keyboard ShortcutFunction
DownSelects previous email.
UpSelects next email.
MReloads the email folder.
EnterOpens email in reading view.
RReplies to email.
Shift + RReply All to email.
Shift + FForwards email.
DelDeletes email.
ESends email to Archive.
JMarks email as junk.
COpens Categories menu.
QMarks email as Read.
UMarks email as Unread.
Ctrl + ZUndoes last action.
EscCloses an email.
RightExpands item.
LeftCollapses item.
G > IGoes to Inbox folder.
G > DGoes to Drafts folder.
G > SGoes to Sent folder.
G > POpens People page.
/Moves the cursor to the Search box.
VOpens Move To menu.
Shift + ECreates new folder.

These are the keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.com that will help you perform your common tasks while checking your emails, composing new messages, organizing your email folders and so on. If we missed to include any shortcuts on our list, please let us know.

Here is a list of frequently used keyboard hotkeys for some of the most popular websites and apps:

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcuts
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts
Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
Skype Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

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