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Important SAP Keyboard Shortcuts List

Updated Apr 14, 2024

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Instead of an SAP icon button, you can use a keyboard shortcut. A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys that you can use to access icon button functions while you are working in SAP. On a PC, the icon name and keyboard shortcut are displayed when you place the mouse over the icon.

Note: Keyboard shortcuts may be different for the same icon depending upon the SAP screen you are in.

MAC Note: The Mac does not display keyboard shortcuts, but the keys function the same as on a PC. On some Macintosh computers, when you try to use the Function keys, a dialogue box may appear saying that your Function keys need to be set up in SAP. To enable your Function keys, check the option not to display this message again.

SAP Standard Toolbar Keyboard Shortcuts Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Enter key Enter key Enter/Continue
Ctrl + S Save
F3 Back
Shift + F3 Exit System Task.
F12 Cancel
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + F Find
(PC only) Alt + F12 Customize local layout.
Ctrl + G Continue Search
F1 Help
Ctrl + Page Up Scroll to the top of the document.
Page Up Scroll up one page.
Page Down Scroll down one page
Ctrl + Page Down Scroll to the last page of a document.
(PC only) Ctrl + N Create a new session.

Other Common SAP Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Description
Ctrl+ + Open a new window
– Ctrl & + Open a new session
Ctrl + shift + F8 System Administration Information
Ctrl + shift + F8 Manual Entry of T-Code&
Ctrl + shift + F5 Create Folder in Favorite list
Ctrl + shift + F7 Add Additional Object
Ctrl + shift + F12 Direct Go to Role maintenance
Ctrl + Y Select Text on SAP screen
Ctrl+G Find next
Shft + F3 System log off
Ctrl +P Print
Ctrl + G Continue Search
F1 Help
Ctrl + Page Up Navigate to First Page
Page Up Navigate to Previous Page
Page Down Go to Next page
Ctrl + N Create new session
Ctrl+Shft+F6 Add T-Code to favorites
Ctrl+F10 User menu
Ctrl+F11 SAP menu

SAP Application Toolbar and Screen Keyboard Shortcuts Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
F8 Execute
F5 Overview
Shift + F2 Delete
None Update/Refresh
Shift + F5 Get variant
Shift + F6 Selection screen help

SAP Navigation Buttons Keyboard Shortcuts

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Enter Enter/Continue/Copy
F8 Scroll left
Ctrl-Shift F1 Move Favorites Up
Ctrl + F7 Previous layout
Ctrl + F10 User menu
F6 Display Period screen
F12 Cancel
Shift F1 Shift F7 Scroll right Next item
Ctrl-Shift F2 Move Favorites Down
Ctrl + F8 Next layout
Ctrl + F11 SAP menu

SAP Matchcode Buttons Keyboard Shortcuts

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
(Mac) F4 Display the Matchcode list.
F6 Insert in a personal list. Click on an item, then on the button.
Shift + F6 Restores the original Matchcode list.
(PC) F4 Display the Matchcode list.
Shift + F6 Display personal value list. After you create the personal list, click on the button to end the list.
(PC only) Shift + F4 Hold the list displayed while you make a selection. Click on the button, then double-click to select a value.

SAP Working with Data Keyboard Shortcuts

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Ctrl + F1 Select all items on the screen.
Ctrl + F3 Start/end of the block. Select the first item; click the button. Select the last item; click the button.
F7 Display all possible values.
Ctrl-Shift F5 Sort in ascending order: Change the sort order to descending or ascending (Fund Analysis rpt)
F2 Selection options. Choose values >, <, etc.
(Mac) F5 Display -> Change. Switches from display to change mode.
None Multiple Selection. Include or exclude single values or ranges of values.
Ctrl + F2 Deselect all items on the screen.
Ctrl + F6 Display results.
F8 Collapse all levels.
Ctrl-Shift F4 Sort in descending order.
Shift + F4 Dynamic selections. Select additional fields for search criteria.
Shift + F5 Filter; restrict values to search on the Matchcode list.
None Replace items into the workflow in the Workflow Inbox.

SAP Business Client Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Description
CTRL+ALT+L For Quick Launch
CTRL+W Close Tab
CTRL+T New Tab
CTRL+Tab Switch to Next Tab
CTRL+Shift+Tab Switch back to Previous Tab
CTRL+Left Move Left
CTRL+Right Move Right
F5 Refresh Content Area
CTRL+N Open Tab in New Window
CTRL+Shift+I Favorites
CTRL+Shift+N Navigation Panel
CTRL+Shift+P Side Panel
CTRL+ALT+F11 Full Screen
F6/SHIFT+F6 Focus on Next Area/ Focus on Previous Area
CTRL+ALT+M Focus on Menu
ALT+0 Focus on Tabs
ALT+1 Focus on Navigation Panel
ALT+2 Focus on Content Area
ALT+3 Focus on Side Panel
CTRL+ALT+K Show Shortcuts
F12 Open Browser Developer Tools
CTRL+R Refresh Side Panel
CTRL+D Disconnect Side Panel
CTRL+Shift+D Connect Side Panel

SAP Using Transactions Keyboard Shortcuts

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
F6 Display header details.
F2 Display additional info for the PO line item.
Shift F5 Ctrl F12 General Statistics (Reqs) PO History
Ctrl + F11 Display delivery address.
F7 Display the vendor address for a PO.
F2 Display line item details.
None Services for the object (Display JVs, Reqs).
Shift + F5 Display delivery schedule for a PO line item.
Shift + F6 Display conditions for a PO line item.
Ctrl-Shift F6 Show the release strategy for the PO.

SAP Formatting Text Keyboard Shortcuts

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Delete Line button Shift + F2 Delete the selection line.
(PC only) Ctrl-Shift F1 Cut text (JV line item).
F9 Paste the text into a field after you copy or cut it. Position the cursor and click the button.
F9 Select. Click in a line item, then on the button.
(PC only) Ctrl-Shift F2 Copy text (JV line item).
Ctrl F10 Shift F6 Item text (POs) Detailed text (JVs)
(Mac only) Shift + F4 Search and replace words in the JV text screen.
F6 Create a text (JVs).

Window Button Keyboard Shortcut in SAP

The Windows key on the keyboard can also perform many essential functions.

Pressing the Windows key by itself will open or hide the Start menu.

Pressing the Windows key along with another key (or keys) will do the following:

Keyboard Shortcut Description
Windows + Break& will open the Systems Properties dialog box.
Windows + D will show the desktop
Windows + E opens My Computer
Windows + F initiates a search for files or folders
Windows + Ctrl+F opens a search for computers
Windows + F1 opens the Windows Help window
Windows + M minimizes all windows
Windows + Shift+M will restore all minimized windows
Windows + R opens the Run dialog box
Windows + U opens the Utility Manager

You can also turn off the icon button names and keyboard shortcuts.

1. Click the Customizing local layout button Customize local layout button on the far right of the SAP screen. You will see the following pop-up screen.

2. Click the Options tab if it is not the default.

3. Click in the radio button to the left of an option under Quick Info.

  • None Turns off the button name and keyboard shortcut.
  • Slow Button's name and shortcut are displayed a few seconds after you place the cursor on the button.
  • Quick Button name and shortcut are displayed immediately after you place the cursor on the button.

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  • 12 Nov 2008 5:47 pm Guest Helpful Answer
    Ctrl-/ will get you to the transaction box.
  • 21 Nov 2008 8:39 pm Guest Helpful Answer
    Would anyone have a shortcut for moving from tab to tab inside SU01 (or any other multi-tab environment)? The information above has been very helpful, especially the Cntrl-/ for moving back to the transaction box. Please accept my appreciation in advance for any suggestions on my question.
  • 21 Nov 2008 9:11 pm Gary Mormino Helpful Answer
    I just found the answer to my own question, at least in part. The arrows function just fine to move from tab to tab, but one must first have the cursor on a tab, rather than in a field which is the normal default at the start of a transaction. I found that I could move to the Address tab from the first name field by using Shift+Tab and then, from that point, I was able to use the right and left arrows to move from tab to tab. Thank you anyway. I hope this helps someone else.
  • 28 Aug 2009 7:30 am Guest Helpful Answer
    a shortcut to open a new sap gui window: CTRL + '+'
  • 08 Sep 2009 8:36 am Guest Helpful Answer
    Hello all,
    A new hint and a question :
    Hint : To select a text that you cannot highlight, use CTRL + Y ; the cursor is changed to a cross to indicate the zone to select then use CTRL + C to copty and finally Control + V to paste (works on several fields or lines at a time)

    now my question : is there a keyboard shortcut that allows / disallow to select by highlighting ? a colleague of mine can no longer highlight anything on his PC but not on mine ...
    Thanks in advance for any advice !
  • 08 Sep 2009 9:37 am Guest Helpful Answer
    I have my answer so I share it : if you use Alt-F12 (Customizing of local layout) and activate "Quick Cut and Paste", you can no longer highlight but by just selecting the text you in fact select and copy (without highlighting it), all you have to do then is then paste by using CTRL + V.
  • 13 Aug 2010 9:09 pm Guest Helpful Answer
    okay, here is your answer for moving between tabs, press SHIFT+TAB and this will highlight the tab and from right or left arrow keys, you can select respective tab and press ENTER.
  • 08 Oct 2010 1:45 pm Guest Helpful Answer
    ALT+F4 close the selected SAP GUI window
  • 04 Feb 2011 10:30 am Shalesh Singh Visen Helpful Answer
    I've got one :) I appreciate your Keyboard shortcut page. I'd like to share one I've found. I'm in the oil business and jump in and out of various tasks, with details in the text module. I was struggling to get out of text editing and back up to the main menu. CtrlF11 didn't do it. What works is Ctrl+Alt+F7. It gets you up into the field next to the "green check ball" then its just 1 tab click to Back (F3) ball. Hope this is of interest.
  • 15 Nov 2012 9:44 am Guest Helpful Answer
    control++ this will create new session
  • 16 Dec 2015 9:39 pm Guest Helpful Answer

    Very helpful. Thanks. A new session / mode can also be created with: CTRL *


  • 09 Oct 2008 2:45 pm Guest
    Hi there. Do you know of any keyboard shortcut for jumping right into the transaction box? So far I haven't come up with something on the web...

    Thanks a lot
  • 11 Dec 2008 9:02 pm Guest
    does anyone have a shortcut for those places where you are expected to double-click a line or field?
  • 12 Jan 2009 2:11 pm Guest
    I'm looking for a key stroke that allows copy and paste on an SAP screen. Sometimes you can only click on a value, but you cannot highlight the entire value to copy it with Control-C.
  • 11 Mar 2009 4:20 pm Guest
    These are really very helpful..... Thanks a Ton guys...... especially I was looking for jumping directly for transaction field Ctrl-/ Very Useful...
  • 17 Mar 2009 4:11 am Guest
    The shortcuts are very useful..Is there any shortcut to delete all the selection values on the selection-screen at once??..
  • 05 Sep 2009 1:40 pm Guest
    While posting once we entered wrong tap date "there is no option to corret"in the sap.
    does any body have an option for correction wrong tap date?

    anilkumar k.k
  • 05 Sep 2009 1:53 pm Guest
    In Direct FI posting when after simulate before save,
    any option is there for correction document date in SAP?

    anilkumar k.k
  • 30 Sep 2009 7:08 am Guest
    Is there any way to toggle between radio-buttons in se11 through keyboard keys. Say my default 'Database Tables' radio button is selected, now i wanted to select 'Data type' radio-button.
  • 01 Oct 2009 5:29 am Guest
    Tell me The shortcut key to active field and is i want to leave a particular field in which list of business partner then who can do it.
  • 23 Oct 2009 10:35 am Guest
    this fantastic becuase of this SHORTCUTS help
    my long desire fulfilled,as i was working as end user,
    i need to go speed this most helpful to me.

    Thank you, very much who has who has collected all this at one place
  • 23 Oct 2009 10:58 am Guest
    hi all

    for deactivating the selected items any keyboard shortcut please
    is any one can suggest
  • 16 Dec 2009 4:49 pm Guest
    Anyone know a shortcut to go straight to "technical information" without having to use F1 help, then selecting the "technical information" icon?
  • 21 Dec 2009 6:45 am Guest
    Do anyone know the shortcut to move from one tab to another tab???

  • 10 Mar 2010 5:16 pm Guest
    Anyone know a shortcut to get the top menus to disappear (and therefore reappear)? a user stumbled upon this - makes the top two lines of menu disappear - but can't remember what he hit and is now stuck that way.
  • 08 Apr 2010 5:38 pm Guest
    Does anyone know if there is a key on the number pad to replace the "tab" key. Eample: the "plus" key used on the number pad instead of the tab key on the keyboard.
  • 28 Jul 2010 12:55 pm Guest
    Is there anyone who know how I can change the work item name (rename) in the workflow by using short keys?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
  • 29 Jul 2010 12:15 pm Guest

    Please suggest, if there is any transaction, through which I can pull out the below mentioned reports

    1. List of all customer/vendors with account numbers.
    2. List of customer/vendor account numbers ( with payment/posting/delivery block, etc )

    Would appreciate an early reply.

  • 10 Nov 2010 9:17 pm Guest
    how about how to total weeks in apo without right clicking to get it
  • 10 Nov 2010 9:18 pm Rich
    how about totaling weeks in apo is there a shortcut for that without right clicking?
  • 11 Nov 2010 4:08 am Guest
    hi i am vasant i want to know that how can i shift from one icon to another & inter in as like ( materil to quantity & do the some changes then where then reservation please gaide me on my email id (
  • 20 Nov 2010 5:46 am Guest

    I want to know shortcut keys in cockpit to propose the purchase order line item and delete the unwanted line items.Please help me.

    Thank you
    Ganesh Harikantra.
  • 29 Dec 2010 5:35 am Guest
    Hi All,
    anyone know the shortcut key for the sap to excel import and export.
  • 14 Jul 2012 6:26 am Arshad Hashmi
    Hi, I am not a SAP specialist, I am just a user of SAP. I am working on SAP Healthcare in a hospital setting. My work is with patient records. I have a problem. Everytime I need to find a word from the old files, I have to open each and every file and then search for the desired word. Is there any short cut or process through which I can find the word I am looking for in the list without actually opening all the files, just like we find words or files in MS Word.

    Thank you all in advance. It would save me a great amount of time if I have this problem solved.
  • 20 Sep 2012 2:11 am Guest
    If I opened it, it means I was exploring about this if I was exploring about this it means, it is important and very helpful for me. Please be continue with such activity.
  • 26 Dec 2012 12:22 pm Guest
    What is the short key to open a new session in laptop?
  • 09 Aug 2013 6:04 pm Guest
    Is there a shortcut key to enter a checkmark in decision box. (ie; confirm immediately)

    Great site! Lots of great feedback and info..cheers to all!
  • 29 Jan 2014 6:59 am Guest

    Deselect all's shortcut key is not working.........

  • 16 May 2014 2:07 pm Ada

    Is there a way to program a key to perform the CTRL + Y function?

  • 09 Oct 2014 11:13 pm Guest

    Hi, can i switch the shortcuts? For example change F8 with Enter to execute? 

  • 19 Apr 2016 3:01 pm vijaykumar vjay


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  • 20 Sep 2016 10:57 am mahesh

    C NTRL + N is used to open new session .Either in Lap or DeskTop.

  • 27 Jun 2017 11:54 am Guest

    i want shortcut key for search option i mean i want to search transation code directly

  • 27 Jun 2017 12:17 pm Guest


  • 10 Aug 2017 3:39 pm Guest

    what is the short cut for going to item condition while order creation in va01 and short cut for going back to command bar..

  • 22 Sep 2017 6:08 pm Hudson Soares

    Instead of System > List > Save > Local File type "%PC" in the field you use to call the transaction and hit enter.

  • 17 Feb 2018 3:27 pm Guest

    please what is short key of going to header SAP 

  • 19 Feb 2018 3:06 pm Guest

    For Services for object (Display JVs, Reqs) why it is None ? 

    with all technology the SAP has, there is no keyboard shortcut ..