Microsoft Access 2010 Shortcut Keys

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Microsoft Access is one of the applications for managing database systems and comes with a Microsoft Office suite of applications.  Daily if you are using this application to manage a database of any records then it is best to know some of the frequently used commands and operation shortcut keys, which saves your time and can perform tasks quickly. Below are some of the useful shortcut keys for MS Access 2010, and you try to use those keys as much as possible.

Manage Database

  • Ctrl + N: to open or create new database
  • Alt + F4: to exit from Access
  • F12: Open the Save as dialog box
  • Ctrl + S: to save a database object
  • Ctrl + P: print the selected object


  • Tab: toggle the focus forward between controls in the wizard
  • Alt + F: complete the wizard
  • Alt + N: move to the next page of the wizard
  • Alt + B: move to the previous page of the wizard

Find and Replace

  • Ctrl + F: find and replace dialog box
  • Ctrl + H: replace dialog box
  • Shift + F4: find next

Text Boxes

  • Home/ End: Move the beginning/ move to end of an entry
  • Ctrl + Arrow Left: move one word to left or right
  • Shift + Home: select from cursors to end

Insert Data

  • Ctrl +; insert the current date
  • Ctrl+;  insert the current time
  • Ctrl + Alt + Space: insert the default value for a field
  • Ctrl++:  Add a new record
  • Ctrl + Enter: insert a new line
  • Shift + Enter: save changes to the current record

Other Shortcuts

  • F2: display hyperlink
  • F7: Check spelling
  • Ctrl + F2: invoke a builder
  • Alt + Enter: display a property sheet in the design view
  • Ctrl + Arrow Right: toggle forward

By following above mentioned shortcut keys, will help you to perform any actions in MS Access easily. However, it is difficult to remember all these keywords; by practicing daily, you can easily learn them.  In case if you have deleted that file accidentally or lost it due to virus and malware threats then don’t worry, as Remo Recover Windows Basic edition has all the capabilities to restore deleted access files by keeping its intact in a few simple steps.

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