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MMC Keyboard Shortcuts

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

This topic describes two types of keyboard shortcuts: shortcuts for the main window and shortcuts for the active window.

MMC main window keyboard shortcuts

The following table lists keyboard shortcuts for the menu commands that act on the entire snap-in console or the main window of a snap-in console.

 

Action Result

CTRL+O

Opens a saved snap-in console.

CTRL+N

Opens a new snap-in console.

CTRL+S

Saves the open snap-in console.

CTRL+M

Opens the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box.

CTRL+W

Opens a new window.

F5

Refreshes the content of all snap-in console windows.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Displays the MMC window menu.

ALT+F4

Closes the snap-in console.

ALT+A

Displays the Action menu.

ALT+V

Displays the View menu.

ALT+F

Displays the File menu.

ALT+O

Displays the Favorites menu.

ALT+W

Displays the Window menu.

ALT+H

Displays the Help menu.

noteNote
The CTRL+W keyboard shortcut is available for consoles opened in author mode or user mode with full access. Other CTRL+ shortcuts are available only for consoles opened in author mode.

MMC active window keyboard shortcuts

The following table lists keyboard shortcuts for the menu commands that act on the active window in a snap-in console or its contents.

 

Action Result

CTRL+P

Prints the current page or active pane, if the snap-in implements the printing function.

ALT+MINUS SIGN

Displays the window menu for the active snap-in console window.

SHIFT+F10

Displays the Action shortcut menu for the selected item.

F1

Opens the Help topic, if any, for the selected item.

F5

Refreshes the content of all snap-in console windows.

CTRL+F10

Maximizes the active snap-in console window.

CTRL+F5

Restores the active snap-in console window.

ALT+ENTER

Displays the properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item.

F2

Renames the selected item.

CTRL+F4

Closes the active snap-in console window. When a snap-in console has only one window, this closes the snap-in console.

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