Microsoft OneDrive 2016: Microsoft Keyboard Shortcut

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Keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive 2016

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Frequently Used Shortcuts

This table itemizes the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts in OneDrive.

To do this Press
Display the Keyboard shortcuts window ?

NOTE: To use this shortcut, turn off your screen reader

Move among OneDrive regions Tab or Shift+Tab
Move between the web browser bar and the OneDrive title bar F6 or Shift+F6
Select the adjacent item Up arrow, Down arrow, Right arrow, or Left arrow key
Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid Ctrl+A
Clear all or navigate to the previous folder Esc
Select or clear the selection of a file or folder Spacebar
Upload an item U

NOTE: To use this shortcut, turn off JAWS

Download a selected item Ctrl+S
Share a selected file or folder S

NOTE: To use this shortcut, turn off JAWS

Refresh the window F5
Switch between the List and Thumbnails view of the contents grid V

 

Get started

The shortcuts in this article refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

OneDrive runs in your web browser, so it does not use accelerator keys or KeyTips. For example, pressing Alt moves the focus to the browser menu bar, and familiar shortcuts, like Ctrl+P (Print) and F1 (Help), run browser commands rather than OneDrive commands.

To cycle through OneDrive regions, press the Tab key (forward) and Shift+Tab (backward). To select an item, press Enter. To browse within menus or lists, press the Up arrow or Down arrow key, and then, to make a selection, press Enter. To exit a menu or mode, press Esc.

The Tab key navigation cycle order is:

  • Web browser controls
  • OneDrive title bar
  • Menu bar
  • Contents grid file pane
  • Footer

Navigate OneDrive

To do this Press
Move among OneDrive regions Tab key or Shift+Tab
Move between the web browser address bar and the OneDrive title bar F6 or Shift+F6
Move to the menu bar Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then, to move among the commands, press the Right arrow key or Left arrow key
Give the Open command to open a selected file Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then, to select the Open command, press Enter
With no file selected, open the Sort menu Tab key until the focus is on the menu bar, and then the Right arrow key until the Sort command is selected
Move through the tree view navigation pane Up arrow key or Down arrow key
Move through the contents grid file pane Up arrow key or Down arrow key

Select and clear items

To do this Press
Select the adjacent item Up arrow, Down arrow, Right arrow, or Left arrow key
Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid Ctrl+A
Clear all or navigate to the previous folder Esc
Select or clear the selection of a file or folder in the contents grid Spacebar

Change or expand available information

To do this Press
Refresh the window F5
Display or hide the Details pane I
Switch between the List and Thumbnails view of the contents grid V
In the List view of the contents grid, get details about a selected file, including date and time modified and file type Up arrow key or Down arrow key
Display keyboard shortcuts ?

Give commands

To do this Press
Open a selected file or folder Enter
Create a new file or folder when nothing is selected N
Create a new folder Shift+F
Upload a file U
Download a selected item Ctrl+S
Rename a selected file or folder F2
Share a selected file or folder S
Delete a selected file or folder Delete

 

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