Keyboard Shortcuts Overview

  • Box Keyboard shortcuts are case-insensitive.
  • Modifiers such as shift are explicitly indicated for applicable shortcuts.
  • When a shortcut contains more than one key, we indicate the sequence as follows:
    • key then key — Issue the keys in sequence.
    • key and key — Hold down the first key when you enter the second key.


Box Web Application Shortcuts

Keyboard    Shortcut  


Explicitly check the small white box on the right side of each item to use these shortcuts. Use x to select an item.
c Activate the Copy File pop-up for the selected file.
d Download the selected item.
m Activate the Move File pop-up for the selected file.
s Send a shared link for the item.
t Activate the Edit Tags pop-up for the selected file.
Use these shortcuts without selecting any item.
b Activate the New Bookmark pop-up.
j Move selection up.
k Move selection down.
n Activate the Create New Folder pop-up.
o Open the folder or file to preview.
x Select an item.
shift and ? View the shortcut menu.
shift and v Toggle the display to thumbnail view of list view.
* then a Select all items in the current folder.
* then n Do not select any item in the current folder.
g then a Go to the Box Application Services page.
then c Go to your Box Collaborators page.
then f Go to your Box All Files page.
g then p Go to your Box Profile page.
g then s Go to your Box Account Settings page.
then u Go to your Box Updates page.
] Go to the next page (obvious only when you have a folder with more than one page of items)
[ Go to the previous page (obvious only when you have a folder with more than one page of items)
/ Use the search field (cursor is placed in the Search field when you type this shortcut.


Box Preview Shortcuts

The following shortcuts are supported when previewing files:

Keyboard      Shortcut     
d Download the file being previewed.
u Upload new file version.
e Edit the file being previewed using Box Edit.
j Preview the previous file.
k Preview the next file.
s Get a shared link for the file being previewed.
p Print the file being previewed if it is a .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx document.
space Toggle play/pause for media files.
shift and + Zoom into the file being previewed.
shift and - Zoom out of the file being previewed.
shift and enter Preview in full screen mode.
shift and ? View the shortcut menu.
] Next page.
[ Previous page.


Box Notes Shortcuts

To open a list of available keyboard shortcuts in Box Notes: 
  • On a Mac, press Command and ?
  • On a PC, press Control and ?

⌘/Ctrl + <

Decrease font size

⌘/Ctrl  + >

Increase font size

⌘/Ctrl  + E

Center text

⌘/Ctrl  + J

Left align text

⌘/Ctrl  + + X

Check/uncheck checklist item

⌘/Ctrl  + + O

Show/hide comments

⌘/Ctrl  + + U

Show/hide sidebar

⌘/Ctrl  + + 1

View recent notes

⌘/Ctrl  + + 2

View favorites

⌘/Ctrl  + + 6

Toggle checklist

⌘/Ctrl  + + 7

Toggle numbered list

⌘/Ctrl  + + 8

Toggle bulleted list
⌘/Ctrl  + + 9


⌘/Ctrl  + + N Create note
⌘/Ctrl  + + A Add annotation
⌘/Ctrl  + K Add hyperlink
⌘/Ctrl Z Undo
⌘/Ctrl / Toggle keyboard shortcut legend
⌘/Ctrl + + + B Play Battle Notes