Keyboard shortcuts in Evernote for Windows

Keyboard shortcuts in Evernote for Windows
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Keyboard shortcuts in Evernote for Windows

Evernote can be driven almost entirely using only the keyboard. Below is a comprehensive list of all keyboard shortcuts available for Windows.


These shortcuts will work system-wide when working in any application (provided Evernote is running). You can redefine these shortcuts by going to Tools > Options > Shortcut keys from the menu bar.

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + Alt + N New note
Win + Shift + F Find in Evernote
Win + PrintScreen Capture screen
Win + A Copy selection
Ctrl + Alt + V Paste clipboard


These shortcuts will work when the Evernote application is active.

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + N New Note
Ctrl + Alt + C New Chat
Ctrl + Shift + N Jump to notebook
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + Shift + P Print Preview
Ctrl + Alt + A Switch to another user
F10 Show/Hide Left Panel
F11 Show/Hide Note List
Ctrl + F11 Show/Hide Note Panel
Ctrl + Shift + T Show/Hide Tags View
Ctrl + Q Quick Search
Ctrl + F5 Snippet View
Ctrl + F6 Card View
Ctrl + F7 Top List View
Ctrl + F8 Side List View
Ctrl + F9 Thumbnail View
Shift + Alt + N Search notebook
Shift + Alt + T Search Tags
Ctrl + F10 Show Search Explanation
Alt + F4 Close separate windows / Minimize main window to tray
F9 Sync
F1 Online Help
F2 Rename selected notebook, note, tag, or saved search
F3 Set focus to the tag field of the active note
F5 Cycle through note list views (Snippet, Card, Top List, Side List, Thumbnail)
Ctrl + Shift + I Display note info

Note Editor

These shortcuts will work when you are editing a note.

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + Shift + V Paste as Text
Delete Delete
Ctrl + A Select All
F6 Search Notes
Ctrl + Shift + A Reset Search
Ctrl + F Find Within Note
Ctrl + G Find Next
Ctrl + Shift + G Find Previous
Ctrl + H Replace Within Note
F7 Check Spelling
Ctrl + Enter Open In a New Window
Ctrl + Alt + Enter Present
Ctrl + Shift + Enter Present on Another Screen
Ctrl + Alt + T Tag
Ctrl + Shift + E Email note
Ctrl + D Font
Ctrl + L Left
Ctrl + E Center
Ctrl + R Right
Ctrl + J Justify
Ctrl + M Increase Indentation
Ctrl + Shift + M Decrease Indentation
Ctrl + + Zoom In
Ctrl + - Zoom Out
Ctrl + 0 Reset Zoom
Ctrl + Shift + . Increase Font Size
Ctrl + Shift + , Decrease Font Size
Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow Make selected text superscript
Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow Make selected text subscript
Ctrl + Shift + B Bulleted List
Ctrl + Shift + O Numbered List
Ctrl + B Bold
Ctrl + I Italic
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + T Strikethrough
Ctrl + Shift + H Highlight
Ctrl + Shift + - Insert Horizontal Rule
Ctrl + Shift + C Insert Checkbox
Ctrl + K Add Hyperlink
Ctrl + Shift + K Edit Hyperlink
Ctrl + Shift + R Remove Hyperlink
Ctrl + Shift + X Encrypt Selected Text
Ctrl + Space Simplify Formatting
Ctrl + Shift + Space Remove Formatting
Alt + Shift + D Insert date and time
Tab at end of table Insert row below

Note List

These shortcuts will work when the note list has focus.

Shortcut Action
Alt + F1 Search Notebooks
Alt + F2 Search Tags
Alt + F3 Search Saved Searches
Up Go to to previous note
Down Go to next note
Page Up Scroll note list up one page
Page Down Scroll note list down one page
Home Go to the first note in list
End Go to the last note in list
Delete Move to Trash
Ctrl + Enter Open the selected note in a separate window (Alt + F4 to close window)
Enter Set focus in the note editor of the selected note
Ctrl + Alt + L Copy Internal Link to the clipboard

Left Panel

These shortcuts will work when the left panel (notebook list, tag list, etc.) has focus.

Shortcut Action
Up Move to the previous item in the section (notebooks, tags, ...)
Down Move to the next item in the section (notebooks, tags, ...)
Right View the list of sub-items under the selected item (if applicable)
Left Collapse the list of sub-items under the selected item (if applicable)
Delete Delete selected item



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