Try pressing <F6> one or more times to go to Help or your pane, press <Ctrl+Space> to show a menu, select "C̲lose" or press <C>.
Facing difficulty to close "Help" window in Outlook using keyboard.
OS: - Windows 11
Outlook Version: - Microsoft® Outlook® for Microsoft 365 MSO (Version 2202 Build 16.0.14931.20128) 64-bit
Priority: - Critical
Description: We are working on WCAG in Outlook and have design a custom task pane for Add-in which open by default on the right side within Outlook. We have to close it by keyboard shortcut.
But while researching, we came to know about Outlook Help which also open within the Outlook exactly similar to task pane on the right side.
We tried to close "Help" by Keyboard but not able to achieve it. If this will be achievable by some way, we can find some way similar to close the custom task pane.
For reference, you can check the "Help" which has opened in the right pane by using F1.
Hi @S.P Singh ,
Welcome to our forum!
As far as I know, Outlook client does not support using keyboard shortcuts to close and Help window.
From your description, do you want to add custom keyboard shortcuts to your Office Add-ins? As mentioned in this official document, Keyboard shortcuts are currently only supported on Excel 。
Besides, many features of our current products are designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback. With requirements like this increase, the problem may well be released in the future.
I’ve tried submitted this feature request in forum. What I can do for you at present is to submit a suggestion for you, and you can also make a suggestion via this link.
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