Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Alt+F10 keyboard shortcut

Alt+F10 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to show and hide the selection task pane in Microsoft Word. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Alt+F10 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Alt key, and while continuing to hold, press F10.


If you're using a laptop or keyboard with an fn key, you may need to press the fn key first or press Alt+Fn+F10 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Alt+F10 on Acer computer

Pressing Alt+F10 accesses Acer disk-to-disk (D2D) recovery partition.


You may need to enable the D2D option in BIOS setup. See: How to enter and exit the BIOS or CMOS setup.

Alt+F10 in Microsoft Word

Pressing Alt+F10 in Microsoft Word hides and shows the Selection pane.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms