Keyboard Navigation

14 Aug 20181 minute to read

The file explorer control can be fully accessible with the help of keyboard shortcuts and it can be allowed by specifying allowKeyboardNavigation as true. The following table shows the list of keyboard shortcuts to access the FileExplorer control.


Set focus on FileExplorer component to access the keyboard shortcuts.

Key Description
Ctrl + Shift + 1

Focuses the Toolbar

Ctrl + Shift + 2

Focuses the Tree view

Ctrl + Shift + 3

Focuses the Splitter

Ctrl + Shift + 4

Focuses the Grid view

Ctrl + Shift + 5

Focuses the Tile view

Ctrl + Shift + 6 Focuses the Large icons view
Ctrl + Shift + 7

Focuses the Status bar


Focuses next item


Focuses previous item


Selects the focused item


Closes the opened dialog


Renames the selected item

Ctrl + A

Selects all items

Alt + N

Creates "New folder" dialog

Ctrl + U

Opens Upload dialog


Refresh the content

Alt + Enter

Get the details of selected item

Ctrl + X

To cut the selected items

Ctrl + C

To copy the selected items

Ctrl + V

Pastes the copied items


Deletes the selected items

Shift + F10

Opens the Context Menu