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The only shortcut in Teams you need to know


This may be the shortest blog ever written - but then again, that might be fitting for a blog dedicated to the only keyboard shortcut you will ever need to know in Teams. I just wish I had spotted it sooner myself.

With Teams growing weekly in capabilities, functions, features and options - and generally growing into being a big part of my working day, I found myself trying to memorize the most useful keyboard shortcuts to the things I used the most. 

And then after having used and memorised and failed memorising shortcuts for a while, I suddenly had a "doh" moment. I couldn't believe I had missed this. Staring in my face all this time. The first shortcut on the list and I never paid any attention to it - but it is the only one I now need to remember. 

A simple combination of the Control key and the humble dot.

CTRL + "." 

And what does this keyboard combination do you ask?

Well, it is the shortcut to bring up the list of all the other keyboard shortcuts.

Job done. One shortcut to rule them all.

Image showing all the Teams keyboard shortcuts, with the CTRL+"." showing with red underline.

Author bio

Gabriel Karawani

Gabriel Karawani

Gabriel is Co-Founder of ClearPeople, responsible for the overall technical and Atlas Intelligent Knowledge Platform vision. He works closely with colleagues at Microsoft on roadmap alignment and innovative Content AI Services programs such as Microsoft Viva Topics and SharePoint Premium (previously known as Syntex). Gabriel was part of Microsoft's partner program for Project Cortex.

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