Discover Office Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11 and 10

There are some keyboard shortcuts to open or switch to Office apps in Windows 11 and Windows 10, if you have enough fingers!

They are all based around the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win combo plus a letter. 

That might seem like a keyboard shortcut for an octopus but it makes a little sense.  All four keys are usually on the bottom left of a keyboard. With a little practice, they can all be pressed with one hand, leaving the right-hand to press the final letter.

Each of the shortcuts will open the Office app or switch to it, if already open.

If the Office app isn’t installed (or the shortcut isn’t pointing to the correct app), the browser based version might open.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win plus

Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win with one of these keys (upper-case, bold).



But nothing for Access, Publisher or Visio.

Open Microsoft 365 app

Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win for a few seconds and the Microsoft 365 app will open without pressing any other key.

That means you must be fairly quick pressing that fifth key/letter to open a specific app, otherwise Microsoft 365 will open.

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