Keyboard shortcut for “Focus on Content” button in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013 the Focus on Content button is found in the upper right corner, just under the help button. This button hides/shows the left navigation, top navigation and title bars – giving you more screen real estate for the main content when needed.

It is not obvious, but the keyboard shortcut for this button is Alt + F11. An easy way to remember this is that F11 is the keyboard shortcut for full-screen mode in most browsers (in IE and Chrome at least).


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2 Responses to Keyboard shortcut for “Focus on Content” button in SharePoint 2013

  1. Abhishek says:

    Hi. I cannot see the Focus on content button in the Mysite .Is that hidden ?What should be done to bring it up ?

    • Bernado says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      Looks like that whole link bar in the top right corner is hidden in MySite. Probably a good idea, otherwise you’d get the Share and Follow links which wouldn’t make sense for MySite.

      However, the Alt + F11 key to focus on content still works in MySite, even though the button is not there.

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