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The MediaWiki software has several keyboard shortcuts which allows users to perform most of the common editing operations by only using the keyboard.

This article lists the default English shortcuts, and suggests more appropriate, intuitive shortcuts for other Wikipedias.

In some systems, the access key is the Alt key. In this case, to perform a keyboard shortcut, hold down the Alt key, then select the shortcut key. For example, to login, hold down the Alt key, then press the character o key (see Default Shortcuts below), i.e., Alt+o.

In other systems, the access key is the two Shift and Alt keys (and not just the Alt key alone). In this case, hold down both the Shift and Alt keys, then press the shortcut key, e.g., to login, press Shift+Alt+o (i.e., Shift and Alt, then the character "o"). You may need to experiment to find out what the access key for your system is.


Default Shortcuts

This is the list of default shortcuts. The first column should be self-explanatory in most situations. If you find that it isn't, please feel free to edit this section for future users.

To get the shortcuts, press the "accesskey" of your system (see comments above on how to get the "accesskey" of your system), then press the shortcut character shown in the second column in the table below. For example, if Alt was the accesskey of your system, to login, press Alt and then the character o; your browser should then automatically be pointed to the login page.

accesskey name keyboard key
accesskey-addsection +
accesskey-anontalk n
accesskey-anonuserpage .
accesskey-article a
accesskey-compareselectedversions v
accesskey-contributions  ?
accesskey-currentevents  ?
accesskey-delete d
accesskey-edit e
accesskey-emailuser  ?
accesskey-help  ?
accesskey-history h
accesskey-login o
accesskey-logout o
accesskey-mainpage z
accesskey-minoredit i
accesskey-move m
accesskey-mycontris y
accesskey-mytalk n
accesskey-portal  ?
accesskey-preferences  ?
accesskey-preview p
accesskey-protect =
accesskey-randompage x
accesskey-recentchanges r
accesskey-recentchangeslinked c
accesskey-save s
accesskey-search f
accesskey-sitesupport  ?
accesskey-specialpage  ?
accesskey-specialpages q
accesskey-talk t
accesskey-undelete d
accesskey-unwatch w
accesskey-upload u
accesskey-userpage .
accesskey-viewsource e
accesskey-watch w
accesskey-watchlist l
accesskey-whatlinkshere b

The list above is targeted at International/English users, therefore it's ordered by the name of the function, not by the key.

The site's global access keys are in the corresponding JavaScript for the skins. For example, in older versions of MediaWiki, the keys for Monobook were defined in the (protected) page MediaWiki:Monobook.js, which has been deprecated (i.e., no longer in use in newer versions of MediaWiki). For MediaWiki 1.10.1, the access keys are defined in the file wiki/skins/common/wikibits.js as noted above. The file Monobook.js does not exists any more in newer versions of MediaWiki.