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

Note: The middle columns labeled "New version" refer to the new Evernote for Windows.


These shortcuts will work system-wide when working in any application (provided Evernote is running). To redefine these shortcuts, visit Customize global keyboard shortcuts. In older versions of Evernote, you can redefine these shortcuts by going to Tools > Options > Shortcut keys from the menu bar.

Action New version Older versions
Open Evernote Helper Alt + Ctrl + H Not available
New note window Ctrl + Alt + N Ctrl + Alt + N
Search in Evernote Win + Shift + F Win + Shift + F
Capture screen Alt + Ctrl + S Win + PrintScreen
Copy selection Not available Win + A
Paste to Evernote Ctrl + Alt + V Ctrl + Alt + V


These shortcuts will work when the Evernote application is active.

Action New version Older versions
New Note Ctrl + N Ctrl + N
New Chat Not available Ctrl + Alt + C
Zoom in Ctrl + + Not available
Zoom out Ctrl + - Not available
Reset zoom Ctrl + 0 Not available
Full screen F11 Not available
Minimize Ctrl + M Not available
Quickly switch to note, notebook, tag, or search Ctrl + Q Not available
Jump to search bar Ctrl + Alt + F Ctrl + Alt + F
Jump to notebook Not available Ctrl + Shift + N
Move note to notebook Ctrl + Shift + M Not available
Show All Notes list Ctrl + Alt + 1 Not available
Show Notebooks list Ctrl + Alt + 2 Not available
Show Tags list Ctrl + Alt + 3 Not available
Jump to shortcuts 1-9 Ctrl + 1-9 Not available
Set focus to note list Ctrl + Alt + \ Not available
Move back Ctrl + [ Not available
Move forward Ctrl + ] Not available
Print Ctrl + P Ctrl + P
Print Preview Not available Ctrl + Shift + P
Switch to another user Not available Ctrl + Alt + A
Show/Hide Navigation Menu F10 F10
Show/Hide Note List Not available F11
Show/Hide Note View Not available Ctrl + F11
Show/Hide Tags View Not available Ctrl + Shift + T
Quick Search Not available Ctrl + Q
Snippet View Not available Ctrl + F5
Card View Not available Ctrl + F6
Top List View Not available Ctrl + F7
Side List View Not available Ctrl + F8
Thumbnail View Not available Ctrl + F9
Search notebook Not available Shift + Alt + N
Search Tags Not available Shift + Alt + T
Show Search Explanation Not available Ctrl + F10
Close separate windows / Minimize main window to tray Not available Alt + F4
Sync Not available F9
Online Help Not available F1
Rename selected notebook, note, tag, or saved search F2 F2
Set focus to the tag field of the active note F3 F3
Cycle through note list views (Snippet, Card, Top List, Side List, Thumbnail) Not available F5
Display note info Ctrl + Shift + I Ctrl + Shift + I
Hide Evernote Ctrl + H Not available
Quit Evernote Ctrl + Q Not available

Note Editor

These shortcuts will work when you are editing a note.

Action New version Older versions
Undo Ctrl + Z Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y Ctrl + Y
Cut Ctrl + X Ctrl + X
Copy Ctrl + C Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V Ctrl + V
Paste and match style Ctrl + Shift + V Ctrl + Shift + V
Delete Backspace Backspace
Select All Ctrl + A Ctrl + A
Search Notes Not available F6
Reset Search Not available Ctrl + Shift + A
Find Within Note Ctrl + F Ctrl + F
Find Next Ctrl + G Ctrl + G
Find Previous Ctrl + Shift + G Ctrl + Shift + G
Replace Within Note Ctrl + H Ctrl + H
Check Spelling Not available F7
Open in a New Window Not available Ctrl + Enter
Present Not available Ctrl + Alt + Enter
Present on Another Screen Not available Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Tag Not available Ctrl + Alt + T
Email note Not available Ctrl + Shift + E
Font Not available Ctrl + D
Align Left Ctrl + L Ctrl + L
Align Center Ctrl + E Ctrl + E
Align Right Ctrl + J Ctrl + J
Justify Ctrl + Q Ctrl + R
Increase Indentation Ctrl + M Ctrl + M
Decrease Indentation Ctrl + Shift + M Ctrl + Shift + M
Increase Font Size Ctrl + Shift + . Ctrl + Shift + .
Decrease Font Size Ctrl + Shift + , Ctrl + Shift + ,
Make selected text superscript Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
Make selected text subscript Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Bulleted List Ctrl + Shift + B Ctrl + Shift + B
Numbered List Ctrl + Shift + O Ctrl + Shift + O
Checklist Ctrl + Shift + C Not available
Bold Ctrl + B Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U Ctrl + U
Strikethrough Ctrl + T Ctrl + T
Highlight Ctrl + Shift + H Ctrl + Shift + H
Insert Divider Ctrl + Shift + - Ctrl + Shift + -
Insert Checkbox Not available Ctrl + Shift + C
Add Hyperlink Ctrl + K Ctrl + K
Edit Hyperlink Ctrl + K Ctrl + K
Remove Hyperlink Ctrl + Shift + K Ctrl + Shift + K
Encrypt Selected Text Ctrl + Shift + X Ctrl + Shift + X
Simplify Formatting Ctrl + Space Ctrl + Space
Remove Formatting Not available Ctrl + Shift + Space
Insert date Alt + Shift + D Alt + Shift + D
Insert time Ctrl + Shift + D Ctrl + Shift + D
Insert row below Tab at end of table Tab at end of table

Note List

These shortcuts will work when the note list has focus.

Action New version Older versions
Search Notebooks Not available Alt + F1
Search Tags Not available Alt + F2
Search Saved Searches Not available Alt + F3
Go to to previous note Up arrow Up arrow
Go to next note Down arrow Down arrow
Scroll note list up one page Page Up Page Up
Scroll note list down one page Page Down Page Down
Go to the first note in list Not available Home
Go to the last note in list Not available End
Move to Trash Ctrl + Delete Ctrl + Delete
Open the selected note in a separate window Not available Ctrl + Enter
Close active note window Ctrl + W Alt + F4
Set focus in the note editor of the selected note Enter Enter
Copy internal link to the clipboard Ctrl + Alt + L Ctrl + Alt + L

Navigation menu

These shortcuts will work when the navigation menu has focus.

Action New version Older versions
Move to the previous item in the section (notebooks, tags, ...) Not available Up arrow
Move to the next item in the section (notebooks, tags, ...) Not available Down arrow
View the list of sub-items under the selected item (if applicable) Not available Right arrow
Collapse the list of sub-items under the selected item (if applicable) Not available Left arrow
Delete selected item Not available Delete



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