Accessibility

Sep 25, 2020

Microsoft Teams Tips

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse.

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This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows or the web app using a PC keyboard.

  • The shortcuts in this topic 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 (,).
  • You can easily access the keyboard shortcuts list from within Microsoft Teams. Press Ctrl+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Enter.

General

To do this In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Show keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Period (.) Ctrl+Period (.)
Go to Search Ctrl+E Ctrl+E
Show commands Ctrl+Slash (/) Ctrl+Slash (/)
Goto Ctrl+G Ctrl+Shift+G
Start a new chat Ctrl+N Left Alt+N
Open Settings Ctrl+Comma (,) Ctrl+Comma (,)
Open Help F1 Ctrl+F1
Close Esc Esc
Zoom in Ctrl+Equals sign (=) No shortcut
Zoom out Ctrl+Minus sign (-) No shortcut

Navigation

To do this In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Open Activity Ctrl+1 Ctrl+Shift+1
Open Chat Ctrl+2 Ctrl+Shift+2
Open Teams Ctrl+3 Ctrl+Shift+3
Open Calendar Ctrl+4 Ctrl+Shift+4
Open Calls Ctrl+5 Ctrl+Shift+5
Open Files Ctrl+6 Ctrl+Shift+6
Go to previous list item Left Alt+Up arrow key Left Alt+Up arrow key
Go to next list item Left Alt+Down arrow key Left Alt+Down arrow key
Move selected team up Ctrl+Shift+Up arrow key No shortcut

Move selected team down

Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow key

No shortcut

Go to previous section

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Go to next section

Ctrl+F6

Ctrl+F6

Messaging

To do this In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Go to compose box C C
Expand compose box Ctrl+Shift+X Ctrl+Shift+X
Send (expanded compose box) Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+Enter
Attach file Ctrl+O Ctrl+Shift+O
Start new line Shift+Enter Shift+Enter
Reply to thread R R
Mark as important Ctrl+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I

Meeting and Calls

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Accept video call

Ctrl+Shift+A

Ctrl+Shift+A

Accept audio call

Ctrl+Shift+S

Ctrl+Shift+S

Decline call

Ctrl+Shift+D

Ctrl+Shift+D

Start audio call

Ctrl+Shift+C

Ctrl+Shift+C

Start video call

Ctrl+Shift+U

Ctrl+Shift+U

Toggle mute

Ctrl+Shift+M

Ctrl+Shift+M

Toggle video

Ctrl+Shift+O

No shortcut

Toggle fullscreen

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Go to sharing toolbar

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Ctrl+Shift+Space