macOS High Sierra

Search commands

Use these commands to perform actions such as searching for text attributes, graphics, controls, and other items in text documents and webpages. VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Note: When VoiceOver is on, you can enter VoiceOver commands by using the Fn and number keys with the VoiceOver modifier, as an alternative to using the function keys (F1 through F12). For example, to open VoiceOver Utility you can press Control-Option-Fn-8 (instead of Control-Option-F8).

If you use the function keys (F1 through F12), you may need to press and hold the Fn key, depending on how you set the behavior of function keys in Keyboard preferences.

Find

VO-F

Open the Find Commands menu

VO-Shift-F

Find the next searched text

VO-G

Find the previous searched text

VO-Shift-G

Find the next list

VO-Command-X

Find the previous list

VO-Command-Shift-X

Find the next bold text

VO-Command-B

Find the previous bold text

VO-Command-Shift-B

Find the next style change

VO-Command-C

Find the previous style change

VO-Command-Shift-C

Find the next italic text

VO-Command-I

Find the previous italic text

VO-Command-Shift-I

Find the next color change

VO-Command-K

Find the previous color change

VO-Command-Shift-K

Find the next font change

VO-Command-O

Find the previous font change

VO-Command-Shift-O

Find the next table

VO-Command-T

Find the previous table

VO-Command-Shift-T

Find the next underlined text

VO-Command-U

Find the previous underlined text

VO-Command-Shift-U

Find the next control

VO-Command-J

Find the previous control

VO-Command-Shift-J

Find the next different item

VO-Command-D

Find the previous different item

VO-Command-Shift-D

Find the next item that’s the same type as the current item

VO-Command-S

Find the previous item that’s the same type as the current item

VO-Command-Shift-S

Find the next graphic

VO-Command-G

Find the previous graphic

VO-Command-Shift-G

Find the next heading

VO-Command-H

Find the previous heading

VO-Command-Shift-H

Find the next link

VO-Command-L

Find the previous link

VO-Command-Shift-L

Find the next heading of the same level

VO-Command-M

Find the previous heading of the same level

VO-Command-Shift-M

Find the next plain text

VO-Command-P

Find the previous plain text

VO-Command-Shift-P

Find the next visited link

VO-Command-V

Find the previous visited link

VO-Command-Shift-V

Find the next misspelled word

VO-Command-E

Find the previous misspelled word

VO-Command-Shift-E

Find the next blockquote

VO-Command-Q

Find the previous blockquote

VO-Command-Shift-Q

Find the next blockquote of the same level

VO-Command-W

Find the previous blockquote of the same level

VO-Command-Shift-W