Microsoft Accessibility

Features in Microsoft Teams for Employees with Disabilities

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 a touchscreen and are an essential alternative to a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows using a PC keyboard.

Notes: 

  • 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.

  • A plus sign (+) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys at the same time.

  • A comma sign (,) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys in order.

  • You can easily access the keyboard shortcuts list from within Microsoft Teams.

In this topic

  1. General

  2. Navigation

  3. Messaging

  4. Meetings and calls

  5. Activity feed

  6. Debug

 

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+Alt+E

Open filter.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Start a new chat.

Ctrl+N

Left Alt+N

Start a chat in a new window.

Ctrl+Shift+N

Alt+Shift+N

Open Settings.

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Ctrl+Shift+Comma (,)

Open Help.

F1

Ctrl+F1

Close.

Esc

Esc

Zoom in.

Ctrl+Equals sign (=)

No shortcut

Zoom out.

Ctrl+Minus sign (-)

No shortcut

Reset zoom level.

Ctrl+0

No shortcut

Open an existing chat in a new window.

Cltrl+O

No shortcut

Report a problem.

Cltrl+Alt+Shift+R

No shortcut

 

Show keyboard shortcuts

You can access the keyboard shortcuts directly from within the app in several ways. The methods below apply to both the Desktop and Web apps.

  • Press Ctrl+Period (.).

  • Select the Settings and more button in the upper-right corner of Microsoft Teams, and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

  • To navigate to the keyboard shortcuts with a screen reader, press the Tab key until you hear “Settings and more,” then press Enter. Press the Down arrow key until you hear “Keyboard shortcuts,” then press Enter.

 

Messaging

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Go to compose box.

Ctrl+R

Alt+Shift+R

Expand compose box.

Ctrl+Shift+X

Ctrl+Shift+X

Send a message.

Ctrl+Enter

Ctrl+Enter

Attach a file.

Alt+Shift+O

No shortcut

Start a new line.

Shift+Enter

Shift+Enter

Paragraph style.

Ctrl+Alt+P

Ctrl+Alt+P

Insert code.

Ctrl+Alt+5

Ctrl+Alt+5

Mark a message as important.

Ctrl+Shift+I

Ctrl+Shift+I

Jump to last read/latest message.

Ctrl+J

Alt+J

Search current chat or channel messages.

Ctrl+F

Ctrl+F

Insert link.

Ctrl+K

Ctrl+K

Insert block quote.

Ctrl+Alt+4

Ctrl+Alt+4

Pop Out Existing Chat/Channel.

Ctrl+O

No shortcut

Apply the heading 1 style.

Ctrl+Alt+1

Ctrl+Alt+1

Apply the heading 2 style.

Ctrl+Alt+2

Ctrl+Alt+2

Apply the heading 3 style.

Ctrl+Alt+3

Ctrl+Alt+3

Open 1st Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+1

Alt+1

Open 2nd Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+2

Alt+2

Open 3rd Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+3

Alt+3

Open 4th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+4

Alt+4

Open 5th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+5

Alt+5

Open 6th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+6

Alt+6

Open 7th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+7

Alt+7

Open 8th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+8

Alt+8

Open 9th Tab on Chat Pane header.

Alt+9

Alt+9

Chat/Channel Details Pane.

Alt+P

Alt+P

Reply to the latest/selected message.

Alt+Shift+R

Alt+R

Edit last sent/selected message.

Alt+Shift+E

Alt+Shift+E

React on the latest/selected message.

Ctrl+Alt+R

Ctrl+Alt+R

See all unread chats.

Ctrl+Alt+U

Ctrl+Alt+U

See all chats.

Ctrl+Alt+C

Ctrl+Alt+C

See all meeting chats.

Ctrl+Alt+M

Ctrl+Alt+M

See all muted chats.

Ctrl+Alt+E

Ctrl+Alt+E

Record Video Clip.

Alt+Shift+E

Alt+Shift+E

 

Meetings and calls

Note: To use the temporarily unmute shortcut, first go to Settings>Privacy and make sure Keyboard shortcut to unmute is switched on.

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Accept video call.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Alt+Shift+A

Accept audio call.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Alt+Shift+S

Decline call.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Ctrl+Shift+D

Start audio call.

Alt+Shift+A

Alt+Shift+A

Start video call.

Alt+Shift+V

Alt+Shift+V

End audio call.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Ctrl+Shift+H

End video call.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Ctrl+Shift+H

Toggle mute.

Win+Alt+K, or,

Ctrl+Shift+M

Win+Alt+K, or,

Ctrl+Shift+M

Temporarily unmute.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Ctrl+Spacebar

Announce raised hands (screen reader).

Ctrl+Shift+L

Ctrl+Shift+L

Raise or lower your hand.

Ctrl+Shift+K

Ctrl+Shift+K

Toggle video.

Ctrl+Shift+O

No shortcut

Decline screen share.

Ctrl+Shift+D

No shortcut

Accept screen share.

Ctrl+Shift+A

No shortcut

Admit people from lobby notification.

Ctrl+Shift+Y

No shortcut

Schedule a meeting.

Alt+Shift+N

Alt+Shift+N

Save or send meeting request.

Ctrl+S

Ctrl+S

Join from meeting details.

Alt+Shift+J

Alt+Shift+J

Go to suggested time.

Alt+Shift+S

Alt+Shift+S

Join from meeting started toast.

Ctrl+Shift+J

No shortcut

Open meeting chat.

Ctrl+Shift+R

No shortcut

Zoom into shared content.

Alt+Shift+Equal sign (-)

Alt+Shift+Equal sign (-)

Zoom out from shared content.

Alt+Shift+Minus sign (-)

Alt+Shift+Minus sign (-)

Reset zoom for shared content.

Alt+Shift+0

Alt+Shift+0

Pan shared content up.

Alt+Shift+Up arrow key

Alt+Shift+Up arrow key

Pan shared content down.

Alt+Shift+Down arrow key

Alt+Shift+Down arrow key

Pan shared content left.

Alt+Shift+Left arrow key

Alt+Shift+Left arrow key

Pan shared content right.

Alt+Shift+Right arrow key

Alt+Shift+Right arrow key

 

Activity feed

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Mark all as read.

Ctrl+Alt+K

Ctrl+Alt+K

See all unread activity.

Ctrl+Alt+U

Ctrl+Alt+U

Filter activity to missed calls.

Ctrl+Alt+C

Ctrl+Alt+C

Filter activity to @ mentions.

Ctrl+Alt+M

Ctrl+Alt+M

Note: Currently, Ctrl+Shift+F works in Activity to open the filter view.

 

Debug

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Download diagnostic logs.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1

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