Saturday, April 16, 2022

Keyboard shortcuts in Calendar [MS]

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Calendar for Windows 10 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.

This article describes the keyboard shortcuts, function keys, and some other common shortcut keys in Calendar for Windows 10.


  • 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.

  • To quickly find a shortcut in this article, you can use the Search. Press Ctrl+F and then type your search words.

  • If an action that you use often does not have a shortcut key, you can record a macro to create one.

In this topic

Navigate in Calendar

To do this


Switch to Mail.


Switch back to Calendar.


Move to a different region.

F6 or Tab key

Move to the ribbon tabs row when composing a message.

F6 or Alt

Move to Today.


Show my calendar in the Day view.


Show my calendar in the Work week view.


Show my calendar in the Week view.


Show my calendar in the Month view.


Zoom in.

Ctrl+Plus sign (+)

Zoom out.

Ctrl+Minus sign (-)

Search (opens the Search field where you can type your query).

Ctrl+E or F3

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Work with events

To do this


Create an event.


Delete an event.


Add recurrence to an event.


Save your changes on a calendar item.

Ctrl+S or Alt+S

Forward a calendar item.


Exit the event creation window without saving.


Reply to the sender.


Reply to all participants.


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See also

Accessibility support for Mail and Calendar for Windows 10

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Calendar

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Calendar

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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