Keyboard Shortcuts in the Help Viewer

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used for navigation in the HTML Help Viewer, or the Contents, Index, Search, or Favorites tabs on the Navigation pane.

Help Viewer

To

Press

Close the Help Viewer.

ALT+F4

Switch between the Help Viewer and other open windows.

ALT+TAB

Display the Options menu.

ALT+O

Hide or show the Navigation pane.

ALT+O, and then press T

Print a topic.

ALT+O, and then press P, or right-click in the Topic pane and choose Print.

Move back to the previous topic.

ALT+LEFT ARROW, or ALT+O, and then press B

Move forward to the next topic (provided you have viewed it just previously).

ALT+RIGHT ARROW, or ALT+O, and then press F

Turn on or off search highlighting.

ALT+O, and then press O

Refresh the topic that appears in the Topic pane (this is useful if you have linked to a Web page).

F5, or ALT+O, and then press R

Return to the home page (help authors can specify a home page for a help system).

ALT+O, and then press H

Switch between the Navigation and Topic panes.

F6

Scroll through a topic.

UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW, or PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN

Scroll through all the links in a topic or through all the options on a Navigation pane tab.

TAB

Search inside the current topic

CTRL+F

 

Contents Tab

To

Press

Display the Contents tab.

ALT+C

Open and close a book or folder.

PLUS SIGN and MINUS SIGN, or LEFT ARROW and RIGHT ARROW

Choose a topic.

DOWN ARROW and UP ARROW

Display the selected topic.

ENTER

 

Index Tab

To

Press

Display the Index tab.

ALT+N

Type a keyword to search for.

ALT+W, and then type the word

Choose a keyword in the list.

UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

Display the associated topic.

ALT+D

 

Search Tab

To

Press

Display the Search tab.

ALT+S

Type a keyword to search for.

ALT+W, and then type the word

Start a search.

ALT+L

Choose a topic in the results list.

ALT+T, and then UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

Display the selected topic.

ALT+D

Search for a keyword in the result list of a prior search.

ALT+U

Search for words similar to the keyword. For example, to find words like "running" and "runs" for the keyword "run."

ALT+M

Only search through topic titles.

ALT+R

 

Favorites Tab

To

Press

Display the Favorites tab.

ALT+I

Add the currently displayed topic to the Favorites list.

ALT+A

Choose a topic in the Favorites list.

ALT+P, and then UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW

Display the selected topic.

ALT+D

Remove the selected topic from the list.

ALT+R

Notes