Keyboard shortcuts for the Exchange admin center in Exchange Online

Many users find that keyboard shortcuts for the Exchange admin center (EAC) in Exchange Online help them work more efficiently. For users with impaired mobility or vision, keyboard shortcuts are an essential alternative to using the mouse.

Get started

Navigate with Internet Explorer and keyboard shortcuts, and make sure that you have the appropriate Office 365 subscription and admin role to work in the EAC. Then, open the EAC and get started. For more information about the EAC, see Exchange admin center in Exchange Online.

Use your browser and keyboard to navigate in the EAC

Exchange Online, which includes the EAC, is a web-based application, so the keyboard shortcuts and navigation may be different from those in Exchange 2016. Accessibility in the Exchange admin center.

For best results when working in the EAC in Exchange Online, use Internet Explorer as your browser. Learn more about Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts.

Many tasks in the EAC require the use of pop-up windows so, in your browser, be sure to enable pop-up windows for Office 365.

Confirm your Office 365 subscription plan

Exchange Online is included in Office 365 business and enterprise subscription plans, but capabilities may differ by plan. If your EAC doesn't include a function described in this article, your plan might not include it.

For more information about the Exchange Online capabilities in your subscription plan, go to What Office 36 business product or license do I have? and Exchange Online Service Description.

Use keyboard shortcuts

Notes:

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

  • The EAC runs in your web browser, so it does not use accelerator keys or KeyTips. For example, pressing Alt moves the focus to the browser menu bar, and familiar shortcuts, like Ctrl+P (Print) and F1 (Help), run browser commands rather than EAC commands.

To cycle through EAC regions on the screen, press Ctrl+F6 (forward) or Ctrl+Shift+F6 (backward). The Ctrl+F6 navigation cycle order is:

  • Left feature pane, or primary navigation links

  • Menu bar, or secondary navigation links

  • Toolbar

  • Main window list view

  • Details view in the right pane

  • Office 365 app launcher

To do this Press
Move among regions Ctrl+F6 or Ctrl+Shift+F6
Move among regions or individual controls The Up Arrow key or the Down Arrow key Note: Tab and Shift+Tab aren't supported to move between EAC menu items.
Move within lists from one item to another The Up Arrow key, the Down Arrow key, Home, End, Page Up, or Page Down
Note: You can also use the Up Arrow key, the Down Arrow key, the Left Arrow key, or the Right Arrow key to move between option buttons or within a group of check boxes.
Select an item Enter or the Spacebar
Exit a menu or mode Esc