Quick keyboard shortcut displays list of toolbars

Use this keyboard shortcut instead of the mouse to display a list of toolbars.

Data entry often feels like it takes three hands: two for the keyboard and one for the mouse! Although most of us adapt quickly to using both the keyboard and the mouse, some people prefer to keep their hands on the keyboard. As a result, they find keyboard shortcuts an efficient alternative to clicking the mouse.

It seems like a ton of keyboard shortcuts exist, but I just discovered a new one! To display a list of toolbars, press [Alt] and release. Then, press [Shift]+[F10]. It works in all Office applications.


Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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