Microsoft Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts for Power Users

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Microsoft just(31 July 2012)  launched their new mail service Outlook.com. It’s a revolutionary, revamped and modern mail service from Microsoft and also a double punch for major rival Google. Outlook was designed from the scratch, instead of just providing an upgrade to the existing Hotmail service. At first glance, its minimal and attractive service and there is no ads. Primarily focused on Email content.

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Like other email services, Outlook is comes with some handy keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate between mails and perform other actions. No doubt, Keyboard shortcuts will improve overall mail experience. Not everyone uses shortcut keys to save time, but some people find them easier to use than a mouse, especially when spending long stretches of time at the computer.

In outlook you can enable and disable keyboard shortcuts and you can use shortcut keys of Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. Yay that’s a great advantage for the users migrating from Gmail to Outlook. Lets see how to achieve this.

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  • Sign in to your Outlook.com account
  • Go to Settings by clicking gear icon in top right(see screenshot)Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Now you can see a list of options, from the list select Keyboard Shortcuts under Customizing Outlook label.
  • By default Outlook shortcuts are enabled and you can choose Gmail or Yahoo mail shortcuts.

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Description

Shortcut Keys

Delete a Message

Delete

Create a new message

Ctrl+N

Send a Message

Ctrl+Enter

Open a Message

Ctrl+Shift+O

Print a Message

Ctrl+Shift+P

Reply to Message

Ctrl+R

Reply all to a message

Ctrl+Shift+R

Forward a message

Ctrl+Shift+F

Save a draft message

Ctrl+S

Flag a message for follow up

L

Categorize a message

C

Mark a message as junk

Ctrl+Shift+J

Mark a message as read

Ctrl+Q

Mark a message as unread

Ctrl+U

Move to a folder

Ctrl+Shift+V

Open the next message

Ctrl+.

Open the previous message

Ctrl+,

Close a message

Esc

Search your email messages

/

Check spelling

F7

Select all

S then A

Deselect all

S then N

Go to the inbox

F then I

Go to your Drafts folder

F then D

Go to your Sent folder

F then S

Hope you will enjoy using this new email service! :) Do share your views.
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