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Kindle keyboard shortcuts for Windows

If you’re one of those who prefers accessing their Kindle collection via their PC, it’s always a better idea to get used to the keyboard shortcuts in order to get the work done in a jiffy.

Be it browsing the application, library, using text-to-speech, while reading a book or navigating within tables, there is a keyboard shortcut for every need, making Kindle app on Windows PC even more accessible.

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Kindle keyboard shortcuts for Windows


  • Go to Home: CTRL, ALT, L
  • Exit the Application: CTRL, Q
  • Sync: F5
  • Help: F1
  • Move focus to next enabled control: Tab

In the library

  • Move the focus to the book above the current selection: Up Arrow
  • Move the focus of the book to the right of the current selection: Right Arrow
  • Move the focus of the book to the left of the current selection: Left Arrow
  • Move the focus of the book below the current selection: Down Arrow
  • Scroll the list of books up one page (but do not change the current focus): Page Up
  • Scroll the list of books down one page (but do not change the current focus): Page Down
  • Open selected book to last (go to last page read): Enter, CTRL O
  • Sort by Most Recent: CTRL, ALT, R
  • Sort by Title: CTRL, ALT, T
  • Sort by Author: CTRL, ALT, U

While reading a book

  • Next Page: Page Down or Right Arrow
  • Previous Page: Page Up or Left Arrow
  • Back: Backspace
  • Increase Font Size: CTRL, + (doesn’t work on comics or content for children)
  • Decrease Font Size: CTRL, – (doesn’t work on comics or content for children)
  • Bookmark: CTRL, D
  • Open Notes and Marks (if closed): CTRL, B
  • Close Notes and Marks (if opened): CTRL, B
  • Go to Location: CTRL, G
  • Close Book: CTRL, W
  • Search: CTRL, F
  • Toggle Full-Screen Mode: F11
  • Exit Full-Screen Mode: ESC
  • Single Column: Alt + 1
  • Two-Column: Alt + 2
  • Multi-Column: Alt + 3
  • Open Flashcard Side Panel: Ctrl, Shift, F
  • Flip Flashcards: Ctrl, Spacebar (only works when in the Flashcards deck)
  • Export to Flashcards from Notebook: Ctrl, Shift, N (when using the Notebook)
  • Export notes from Notebook: Ctrl, Alt, E (when using the Notebook)

Also read: Kindle keyboard shortcuts for Mac

While using text-to-speech

To use the Kindle keyboard shortcuts for Windows PC, you must enable text-to-speech first. To do that, press Ctrl,T or select the Tools menu and choose Start Text-to-Speech.

  • Toggle Text-to-Speech: Ctrl, T
  • Pause or resume reading: Spacebar (while in a book)
  • Read the previous sentence: Ctrl, Shift, Up arrow
  • Skip forward one sentence: Ctrl, Shift, Down arrow
  • Increase speech rate: Shift, +
  • Decrease speech rate: Shift, –
  • Toggle continuous reading: Ctrl, Shift, C

This feature only works on eligible Kindle content. The text-to-speech language can be configured via the System Preferences on your computer.

While navigating within tables (NVDA)

  • Go to the next table: T
  • Go to the previous table: Shift + T
  • Enter first cell: Shift + ,
  • Cell to right: Ctrl + Alt + rightArrow
  • Cell to left: Ctrl + Alt + leftArrow
  • Cell above: Ctrl + Alt + upArrow
  • Cell below: Ctrl + Alt + downArrow
  • Next (Previous) link: K (Shift + K)
  • Next (Previous) image: G (Shift + G)
  • Exit table: ,

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