Microsoft Outlook keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope

Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Outlook. See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for other shortcut keys used in other programs.

Shortcut Description
Alt+S Send the e-mail
Ctrl+Enter Send the e-mail you're composing.
Ctrl+C Copy selected text.
Ctrl+X Cut selected text.
Ctrl+P Open the Print window.
Ctrl+K Complete the name or e-mail being typed in the e-mail field if found in the address book.
Ctrl+B Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl+I Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl+M Send and receive all e-mail.
Ctrl+Q Mark selected e-mail as read.
Ctrl+U Mark selected e-mail as unread.
Underline highlighted text (within an e-mail message).
Ctrl+R Reply to an e-mail.
Ctrl+F Forward an e-mail.
Ctrl+N Create a new e-mail (when in the Mail section).
Create a new appointment in your calendar (when in the Calendar section).
Ctrl+Y Go to folder.
Ctrl+Shift+A Create a new appointment in your calendar (from any section of Outlook).
Ctrl+Shift+O Open the Outbox.
Ctrl+Shift+I Open the Inbox.
Ctrl+Shift+K Add a new task.
Ctrl+Shift+C Create a new contact.
Ctrl+Shift+J Create a new journal entry.
Ctrl+Shift+V Move e-mail to folder.