Navigation Using Shortcut Keys

5/10/2007

The following table shows the keyboard shortcuts that can be used for navigation in Help.

To Press

Close Help

ALT+F4

Switch between Help and other open windows

ALT+TAB

Display the Internet Options dialog box to change Microsoft® Internet Explorer settings.

The Internet Options dialog box also contains accessibility settings. To change these settings, choose the General tab, and then choose Accessibility.

ALT+V and then press O

Hide or show the navigation pane

ALT+V and then press N

Print the selected topic or print the selected heading and all subtopics

ALT+F and then press P

Move back to the previous topic

ALT+LEFT ARROW

- or -

ALT+G and then press B

Move forward to the next topic, provided you have viewed it just previously

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

- or -

ALT+G and then press F

Turn on or off search highlighting

ALT+V and then press H

Refresh the topic that appears in the topic pane, which is useful if you have linked to a Web page

F5

- or -

ALT+V and then press R

Return to the home page

ALT+G and then press H

Stop Help from opening a page, which is useful if you have linked to the Web and want to stop a page from downloading

ALT+V and then press P

Switch between the navigation pane and the topic pane

F6

Scroll through a topic

UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

- or -

PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN

Scroll through all the links in a topic or through all the options on a navigation pane tab.

TAB

The following table shows keyboard shortcuts that can be used on the Contents tab.

To Press

Display the Contents tab

ALT+C

Expand and collapse a book or folder

PLUS SIGN (+) and MINUS SIGN (-)

- or -

LEFT ARROW and RIGHT ARROW

Select a topic

DOWN ARROW and UP ARROW

Display the selected topic

ENTER

The following table shows keyboard shortcuts that can be used on the Index tab.

To Press

Display the Index tab

ALT+N

Place the cursor in the Type in the keyword to find box

ALT+W

Select a keyword in the list

DOWN ARROW and UP ARROW

Display the selected topic

ALT+D

- or -

ENTER

The following table shows keyboard shortcuts that can be used on the Search tab.

To Press

Display the Search tab

ALT+S

Start a search

ALT+L

Select a topic in the results list

ALT+T, and then UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

Display the selected topic

ALT+D

- or -

ENTER

Search for a keyword in the results list of a prior search or clear the Search previous results check box

ALT+U

Search for words similar to the keyword or clear the Match similar words check box

ALT+M

Search through topic titles only or clear the Search titles only check box

ALT+R

The following table shows keyboard shortcuts that can be used on the Favorites tab.

To Press

Display the Favorites tab

ALT+I

Add the currently displayed topic to the Topics list

ALT+A

Select a topic in the Topics list

ALT+P and then UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

Display the selected topic

ALT+D

Remove the selected topic from the list

ALT+R

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Every time you use a shortcut key in the navigation pane, you lose focus in the topic pane. To return to the topic pane, press F6. The Match similar words check box on the Search tab will be selected if you used it for your last search.
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