Top Tip Thursday: Use these keyboard shortcuts to work more efficiently on Microsoft Teams

Published: 12 May 2022
Published: 12 May 2022

Keyboard shortcuts can also be beneficial for individuals with mobility or vision impairment as they can be easier to use compared to using a touchscreen or mouse. Below are some useful shortcuts to know to help you work more efficiently.


  1. Start new chat – Ctrl + N
  2. Open Settings – Ctrl + , (comma)
  3. Zoom out/in – Ctrl + -/= (minus/equals)


  1. Open compose box – Alt + Shift + C
  2. Expand compose box – Ctrl + Shift + X
  3. Attach file – Ctrl + O
  4. Send in an expanded compose box – Ctrl + Enter

Meetings, Calls and Calendar

  1. Accept video call – Ctrl + Shift + A
  2. Accept audio call – Ctrl + Shift + S
  3. Decline call – Ctrl + Shift + D
  4. Start screen share session – Ctrl + Shift + E
  5. Admit people from lobby notification – Ctrl + Shift + Y

To show a full list of all the keyboard shortcuts available, you can press Ctrl + . (period). You can also view a list of shortcuts on all Microsoft platforms by clicking the ‘See all shortcuts for all platforms’ at the bottom of the pop-up box.

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