Keyboard shortcuts in Notes 6.x and Notes 7.x

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The Notes 6.x and 7.x Online Help includes the following entries for shortcuts in the noted areas:



Mail and Calendar basics

Press To do this
ALT+DOWN ARROW Open date picker, time picker, and time zone picker in new Calendar entry form
ALT+UP ARROW Close date picker, time picker, and time zone picker in new Calendar entry form and save new selection
ARROW KEYS Move through embedded date picker
CTRL+click Calendar view time slot Create a new Cal entry and enter the Subject at the view level (ESC saves entry)
CTRL+click existing Calendar entry Edit Subject at the view level (ESC saves entry)
CTRL+E Edit document
CTRL+M Create new mail memo
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Move to next day, week, or month in Calendar view
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Move to selected month and day of following year in embedded date picker
CTRL+PAGE UP Move to previous day, week, or month in Calendar view
CTRL+PAGE UP Move to selected month and day of previous year in embedded date picker
CTRL+S Save current document
DELETE Mark mail memo for deletion (place mail memo in Trash); delete Calendar entry (permanently deletes entry)
ENTER Close date picker, time picker, and time zone picker and activate selection in new Calendar entry form and save new selection
ENTER Close document and open next document
ENTER Open selected document or view
ESC Close date picker, time picker, and time zone picker in new Calendar entry form without changing selection
ESC Exit embedded date picker
ESC or CTRL+W Close current document
F3 Move to next selected document
F4 or TAB Move to next unread document in a view
Note: If you have enabled "Use Tab to navigate to Read-Only Documents" in User Preferences, only F4 moves to next unread document. TAB moves to next unread document until the last unread document is selected. Then it moves to the next navigable object in the next frame. When a document is open in read-mode, TAB navigates to any embedded object such as URLs, database links, and attachments.
F6 Move to next pane or frame
Focus cursor next to group name in To, CC, or BCC field, then press F9 Expand a Personal Address Book group in the To, CC, BCC field of a mail message (displays each member of the group)
F9 Refresh Mail or Calendar views
HOME Move to current day in embedded date picker
INSERT Toggle between read and unread mark of document
PAGE DOWN Move to next month in embedded date picker
PAGE UP Move to previous month in embedded date picker
SHIFT+BACKSPACE Select previous document in view
SHIFT+CTRL+C Display the Instant Messaging Contact List
SHIFT+CTRL+ENTER Send mail memo and open new mail memo in Edit mode
SHIFT+DELETE Delete mail memo (places memo in trash)
SHIFT+ESC Close and save current document (except for mail memo) without opening the Close dialog box
SHIFT+ESC Send and close mail memo
SHIFT+F3 Move to previous selected document
SHIFT+F4, or SHIFT+TAB Move to previous unread document
SHIFT+F6 Move to previous pane or frame
SPACEBAR Give focus to embedded date picker


Navigating through Notes

Press To do this
ALT+B, then number (Show extended accelerators in User Preferences must be enabled) Open bookmark on Bookmark bar
ALT+F5 Restore Notes to default minimized size
ALT+F7, then ARROW KEYS, then ENTER Move position of active window
ALT+F8, then ARROW KEYS, then ENTER Change size of active window
ALT+F9 Minimize active window
ALT+F10 Maximize active windows
ALT+number, then ARROW KEYS (Show extended accelerators in User Preferences must be enabled) Activate action button and action button menus on action bar
ALT+underlined letter for menu item, or ARROW KEYS Move to next menu item
ALT+W, then number (Show extended accelerators in User Preferences must be enabled) Open window tab and navigate between them on task bar
ALT+W, then ARROW KEYS (Display Window Menu and Show extended accelerators options in User Preferences must be enabled) Open Window menu
ARROW KEYS Navigate between bookmarks on Bookmark bar or in Bookmark page
ARROW KEYS Navigate between Workspace tabs and icons
ARROW KEYS Navigate within embedded elements and objects, such as buttons, on Welcome Page
CTRL+BREAK Stop operation in progress
CTRL+F6 Switch between open windows (for example, between the application and Help)
CTRL+L, type URL address, then ENTER Go to a Web page
CTRL+Q or ALT+F4 Exit Notes
CTRL+TAB, or ALT+RIGHT ARROW Move to next window tab
DELETE Delete Workspace icon
DOWN ARROW Move to next entry in Replicator
END Move to last entry in Replicator
ENTER Open keyword list in keyword field
ENTER Open selected Workspace icon, window tab, menu item, bookmark
ESC Exit embedded element on Welcome Page
ESC or CTRL+W Close active window
F1 Get Help on current feature
F5 Lock User ID
F6 Move to next pane or frame
F10 or ALT Access menu bar
HOME Move to first entry in Replicator
PAGE DOWN Move to previous page in Replicator
PAGE UP Move to next page in Replicator
SHIFT+ALT+S Open Search menu
SHIFT+CTRL, then UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW Select multiple bookmarks or Bookmark folders
SHIFT+CTRL+ARROW KEYS, then ENTER or ESC Drag and drop Workspace icons
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB, or ALT+LEFT ARROW Move to previous window tab
SHIFT+F6 Move to previous pane or frame
SHIFT+F10 Access Windows context menus
SPACEBAR Open selected embedded element on Welcome Page
UP ARROW Move to previous entry in Replicator


Databases

Press To do this
ARROW KEYS Move through embedded element
CTRL+N Create new database
CTRL+O Open database
ENTER Select item in embedded outline
ESC Exit embedded element
ESC or CTRL+W Close current database
F9 Refresh current document (in Edit mode), view or workspace
MINUS (-) key Collapse folder in embedded outline
PAGE DOWN Move to bottom of active page
PAGE UP Move to top of active page
PLUS (+) key Expand folder in embedded outline
SHIFT+CTRL+F9 Update all views in current database
SHIFT+F9 Rebuild current document, view, workspace (must have Manager access)
SPACEBAR Give focus to embedded element
UP and DOWN ARROW Move through embedded outline


Navigating within views, folders, and panes

Press To do
ARROW KEYS (if Use TAB to Navigate Read-Only Documents in User Preferences is disabled) Move through embedded view
ASTERISK (*) key on numeric keypad Expand current collapsed view, category, or folder with subsections
BACKSPACE Open previous document in current view or folder while still in current open document
CTRL+END Move to bottom of navigation pane or view pane
CTRL+HOME Move to top of view navigation pane or view pane
END Move to far right of view pane
ENTER Open next document in current view or folder while still in current open document
ENTER Open selected view or folder
F6 Move to next pane or frame
HOME Move to far left of view pane
LEFT and RIGHT ARROW Expand and collapse views and folders that have subsections
MINUS (-) key Collapse expanded view, category, or folder
PLUS (+) key Expand collapsed view, category, or folder
SHIFT+8 Expand all collapsed views, categories, or folders with subsections
SHIFT+BACKSPACE Select previous document in view
SHIFT+F6 Move to previous pane or frame
TAB Move to next unread document in embedded view
UP and DOWN ARROW Move between views and folders


Dialog boxes

Press To do this
DOWN ARROW or RIGHT ARROW Select next item in a list or set of options in dialog box
ESC Cancel changes and close dialog box
F1 Get Help on current dialog box
SHIFT+TAB Move to previous option or set of options in dialog box
SPACEBAR Access default or selected item(s) in dialog box
TAB Move to next option or set of options in dialog box
UP ARROW or LEFT ARROW Select previous item in a list or set of options in dialog box


Properties boxes (InfoBoxes)

Press To do this
ALT+DOWN ARROW Open Color field in Font tab
ALT+UP ARROW Close Color field in Font tab
ALT+ENTER Open or close properties box
CTRL+ALT+ENTER Open or close express tools in properties box
CTRL+END Move to last properties box tab (in Text and Table Properties, last tab is Express Tools)
CTRL+HOME Move to first properties box tab
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Move to next properties box tab
CTRL+PAGE UP Move to previous properties box tab
DOWN ARROW or RIGHT ARROW Select next item in a list or set of options in properties box
ENTER Activate default or selected item(s) in properties box
ENTER Close Color field in Font tab and activate selection
ESC Close Color field in Font tab without activating selection
ESC Close properties box when focus is in properties box
F1 Get Help on current properties box
SHIFT+TAB Move to previous option or set of options in properties box
TAB Move to next option or set of options in properties box
UP ARROW or LEFT ARROW Select previous item in a list or set of options in properties box


Reading documents

NOTE: The entries in the section below for "CTRL+DOWN ARROW" and "CTRL+UP ARROW" are incorrect. The commands should be "CTRL+PLUS" and "CTRL+MINUS", respectively. This documentation error has been reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# PBIT69JPPF.

Press To do this
ARROW KEYS Navigate within embedded element in a document
CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move to next highlighted search word in document appearing in preview pane
CTRL+E Edit document
CTRL+END Move to bottom of document
CTRL+F Find text and replace
CTRL+G Find next word after "Find text and replace" starts
CTRL+HOME Move to top of document
CTRL+P Print selected document
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Move to next tab in tabbed table
CTRL+PAGE UP Move to previous tab in tabbed table
CTRL+UP ARROW Move to previous highlighted search word in document appearing in preview pane
ESC Exit embedded element in a document
ESC Move to previous linked document
F3 Move to next selected document
F4 or TAB Move to next unread document
LEFT ARROW Move to previous link or object
RIGHT ARROW Move to next link or object
SHIFT+F3 Move to previous selected document
SHIFT+F4 or SHIFT+TAB Move to previous unread document
SPACEBAR Access embedded element in a document
SPACEBAR Activate selected object
SPACEBAR Expand or collapse selected section
SPACEBAR Open selected link to document, view or database
TAB Move to next object within open document, then out of the frame to the header frame, then to the "preview" frame caption


Selecting and moving text in a document

Press To do this
ARROW KEYS Move cursor
Note If SCROLL LOCK key is on, scroll page
CTRL+A Select all contents of document
CTRL+C Copy selected text or object
CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move item in list or table one row down
CTRL+UP ARROW Move item in list or table one row up
CTRL+V Paste text or object
CTRL+X Cut selected text or object
DELETE Delete selected graphic
DELETE Delete selected text or object
SHIFT+CTRL+DOWN ARROW Select text up to same point of next line
SHIFT+CTRL+LEFT ARROW Select previous word
SHIFT+CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Select next word
SHIFT+CTRL+UP ARROW Select text up to same point of previous line
SHIFT+DOWN ARROW Select text to end of current line, move focus to next line
SHIFT+END Select text to end of current line
SHIFT+HOME Select text to beginning of current line
SHIFT+LEFT ARROW Select previous character
SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW Select next character
SHIFT+UP ARROW Select text to beginning of current line, move focus to previous line


Moving the cursor in a document

Press To move to
CTRL+LEFT ARROW Beginning of current word
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Beginning of next word
END End of line
HOME Beginning of line
SHIFT+TAB Previous field in a form
SHIFT+TAB Previous row in table
TAB (Use accessibility keyboard navigation in User Preferences must be enabled) Next field in a form
ARROW KEYS (if "Use accessibilty keyboard navigation" is disabled) Navigate between fields on a form
TAB Next row in table



Changing text and paragraph properties in a documen t

Press To do this
CTRL+B Bold selected text
CTRL+E Put document in either Read or Edit mode
CTRL+F Find text and replace
CTRL+G Find next word when "Find text and replace" starts
CTRL+I Italicize selected text
CTRL+J Format paragraphs (alignment, spacing, etc.)
CTRL+K Format text (font, size, color, etc.)
CTRL+R Show/Hide ruler
CTRL+T Change text style to default (color changes only if the text style was applied using a Paragraph Style)
CTRL+U Underline selected text
CTRL+Z Undo last action
F2 Enlarge selected text to next available point size
F7 Indent first line in paragraph
F8 Indent entire paragraph
F9 Refresh current document (in Edit mode), view, or workspace
F11 Cycle through paragraph styles (defined in the Paragraph Styles tab in Text Properties)
SHIFT+CTRL+L Insert page break
SHIFT+F2 Reduce selected text to next available point size
SHIFT+F7 Outdent first line in a paragraph
SHIFT+F8 Outdent entire paragraph


Working in views

Press To do this
CTRL+A Select all documents in view
CTRL+C Copy selected document
CTRL+F Find text in view
CTRL+P Print selected document or view
CTRL+V Paste selected document
CTRL+X Cut selected document
DELETE Delete selected document (place document in Trash folder; Calendar entries are permanently deleted)
ENTER Select item in embedded view
F3 Move to next selected document
F4 or TAB Move to next unread document
F9 Refresh current document (in Edit mode), view or workspace
SHIFT+CTRL+F9 Update all views in current database
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected document permanently
SHIFT+F3 Move to previous selected document
SHIFT+F4 or SHIFT+TAB Move to previous unread document
SHIFT+F9 Rebuild current document, view, or workspace (must have Manager access)
SPACEBAR Select or deselect document


Working in Domino Designer

Press To do this
RIGHT CTRL+ RIGHT SHIFT change horizontal progression to right-to-left text
LEFT CTRL+ LEFT SHIFT change horizontal progression to right-to-left text



Supporting Information:
The Notes 5.x Online Help also included the information below. The information is valid for Notes 6.x and Notes 7.x as well:

Keyboard shortcuts when editing a document


You can use the following keyboard combinations while editing a document.

In Windows

To do this Press
Bold selected text CTRL+B
Change text properties to default (except for color) CTRL+T
Close the document CTRL+W or ESC
Close and save the current document without opening the dialog SHIFT+ESC
Copy selected text or object CTRL+C
Cut selected text or object CTRL+X
Delete selected text or object DELETE
Enlarge selected text to next available point size F2
Find and replace CTRL+F
Find next and replace CTRL+G
Format paragraphs (margins, tabs, etc.) CTRL+J
Format text (font, size, color, etc.) CTRL+K
Indent entire paragraph F8 (SHIFT+F8 to undo)
Indent the first line in a paragraph F7 (SHIFT+F7 to undo)
Insert page break CTRL+SHIFT+L
Italicize selected text CTRL+I
Jump to beginning of next word CTRL+right arrow
Jump to beginning of current word CTRL+right arrow
Outdent entire paragraph SHIFT+F8
Outdent first line in a paragraph SHIFT+F7
Paste CTRL+V
Reduce selected text to next available point size SHIFT+F2
Save the current document CTRL+S
Select contents of a document CTRL+A
Select next character SHIFT+right arrow
Select previous character SHIFT+left arrow
Select text to end of current line SHIFT+END
Select text to beginning of current line SHIFT+HOME
Select text to end of current line, move focus to next SHIFT+down arrow
Select text to beginning of current line, move focus to previous SHIFT+up arrow
Undo last action CTRL+Z
Underline selected text CTRL+U

On the Mac
To do this Press
Bold selected text COMMAND+B
Change text properties to default (except color) COMMAND+T
Close the document COMMAND+W or ESC
Copy selected text or object COMMAND+C or F3
Cut selected text or object COMMAND+X or F2
Delete selected text or object DELETE
Find and replace COMMAND+F
Find next and replace COMMAND+G
Format paragraphs (margins, tabs, etc.) COMMAND+J
Format text (font, size, color, etc.) COMMAND+K
Indent entire paragraph F8 (SHIFT+F8 to undo)
Indent the first line in a paragraph F7 (SHIFT+F7 to undo)
Insert page break COMMAND+SHIFT+L
Italicize selected text COMMAND+I
Jump to beginning of next word CTRL+right arrow
Jump to beginning of current word CTRL+right arrow
Outdent entire paragraph SHIFT+F8
Outdent first line in a paragraph SHIFT+F7
Paste COMMAND+V or F4
Save the current document COMMAND+S
Select contents of a document COMMAND+A
Select next character SHIFT+right arrow
Select previous character SHIFT+left arrow
Select text to end of current line SHIFT+END
Select text to beginning of current line SHIFT+HOME
Select text to end of current line, move focus to next SHIFT+down arrow
Select text to beginning of current line, move focus to previous SHIFT+up arrow
Undo last action COMMAND+Z or F1
Underline selected text COMMAND+U


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More support for:

Lotus End of Support Products
Lotus Notes

Software version:

6.0, 6.5, 7.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1164659

Modified date:

2011-07-05

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