keyboard short cuts in Microsoft Teams

Within Microsoft teams there are a number of keyboard short cuts available. They are not always obvious (e.g. Alt E for Search). In this post there is a complete overview of the available shortcuts:

Keyboard short cuts


Show keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + .  or Alt + / 
Search: Alt + E or Ctrl E
New chat: Alt + N or Ctrl N
Open settings: Alt + G or Ctrl ,
Open help: Alt + H or F1
Goto: Ctrl G
Open apps flyout: Ctrl + `
Close/move focus: Escape
Show Commands: Ctrl + /
Go to next section: Ctrl + F6
Go to previous section: Shift + Ctrl + F6
Zoom in:  Ctrl + =
Zoom out:  Ctrl + –
Reset zoom level: Ctrl + 0


Open Activity: Alt + 1
Open Chat: Alt + 2
Open Microsoft Teams: Alt + 3
Open Calendar: Alt + 4
Open Calls: Alt + 5
Open Files: Alt + 6
Previous list item: Alt + Up
Next list item: Alt + Down
Move selected team up: Ctrl + Shift + Up
Move selected team down: Ctrl + Shift + Down
Previous tab: Alt + Left
Next tab : Alt + Right


Compose new message: C
Toggle full editor: Alt + X
Send (expanded compose box): Ctrl + Enter or  Ctrl Shift X
Start a new line: Shift + Enter
Attach file: Alt + A or Ctrl O
Open the emoji menu: Alt + Q
Reply to thread: R

Meetings, Calling and Calendar

Accept Incoming call with video: Ctrl + Alt + A or Ctrl + Shift+ A
Accept Incoming call with audio: Ctrl + Alt + S
Decline incoming call: Ctrl + Alt + D or Ctrl + Shift + D
Start audio call: Ctrl + Alt + C or Ctrl + Shift + C
Start video call: Ctrl + Alt + V or Ctrl + Shift + U
Toggle mute: Ctrl + Alt + M or Ctrl + Shift + M
Toggle video: Ctrl + Alt + O or Ctrl + Shift + O
Toggle fullscreen: Ctrl + Alt + F
Go to sharing toolbar: Ctrl + Shift + Space
Decline screen share: Ctrl + Shift + D
Accept screen share: Ctrl + Shift + A
Toggle background blur: Ctrl + Shift + P
Schedule a meeting: Ctrl + Shift + N
Go to current time:Alt + .
Go to previous day/week: Ctrl + Alt + Left
Go to next day/week: Ctrl + Alt + Right
View day: Ctrl + Alt + 1
View work week: Ctrl + Alt + 2
View week: Ctrl + Alt + 3


Download the logs: Ctrl – Shift – Alt – 1

Further details

See also Keyboard short cuts for Microsoft Teams

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Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using

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