33 Shortcuts for Adobe Reader

Jump to: Select Tools, Zoom Features, Navigation, Change View, Find and Select, Acrobat Features

Per default, all single-key shortcuts are disabled. Enable them in Edit -> Preferences -> General (on the left) -> \"Use single-key accelerators to access tools\" (first option)

1. Select Tools


Use hand tool


Use select tool


Use snapshot tool

2. Zoom Features


Zoom in / zoom out (or ctrl + mouse scroll)

Ctrl+0 (zero)

Zoom to fit page


Zoom to 100%


Zoom to fit width / zoom to fit visible


Reflow document. May make it easier to read


Zoom to specific Magnification

3. Navigation

Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Scroll down / scroll up

Page Down/Page Up

Jump one screen down / one screen up


Jump to beginning/ jump to end of document

Ctrl+Page Down/Ctrl+Page Up

Jump one page down / one page up

Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right

Jump to previously visited page / next page or view


Goto page number specified


Turn automatic scrolling on or off. Use arrow up / arrow down to control speed and direction

4. Change View


Rotate page clockwise


Rotate page counter-clockwise


Turn Reading Mode on or off (hide toolbar and menu bar)


Turn Full Screen Mode on or off


Show/hide Navigation Pane


Show/hide Toolbar


Show/hide Menu (file, edit, etc.)

5. Find and Select


Find box (use f6 to jump between window elements to get back to document)


Find next / find previous (alternative is ctrl+g / ctrl+shift+g)


Select all


De-select all

6. Acrobat Features


Document properties


Save a copy


Print Page menu


Open File


Close current document


Exit (close all documents)

Created by admin on 7/11/2014. Last updated by admin on 4/22/2015


10 Comments for 'Adobe Reader '   

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Comment #10 by Rajakishore sahoo May 19, 2017 at 11:25 am  Reply

I am very glad after getting all shortcut keys from your site. Thanks

Comment #9 by Vanshika Jun 17, 2015 at 02:43 pm  Reply

Thank you so much for the help...! :)

Comment #8 by laxmikant May 31, 2014 at 01:53 am  Reply

I want to Know how to Unhide the Semitransperent Floating Pane in adobe reader when it used in browser.
In some of the sites pdfs are viewed but all toolbars are disabled only reading pane can be viewed by rightclicking on it.
But the semitransperant floating pane is very usefull to Print/ save/and navigate. some how it is disappeared from my browser due to any settings or anything unknown. So I want to know how to restore this pane or how to unhide this semitransperant floating pane for Adobe reader X in Web browser while viewing in Browser

Comment #7 by ashish110 Dec 4, 2012 at 04:02 am  Reply

Thnkx...............for all of these its really cool..plz add more..

Reply #1 shortcutworld60@gmail.com Nov 20, 2015 at 07:16 am

Thank you! my learning will go to words english

Comment #6 by david Feb 14, 2012 at 11:38 am  Reply

2.Zoom features>ctrl + 4> Reflow document. May make it easier to read (not makes)

Reply #1 admin Feb 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

Corrected. thanks! Keep on pointing these things out and content quality is getting better piece by piece.

Comment #5 by Yuriy Feb 10, 2012 at 10:09 am  Reply

Hi, thanks for the keys, got some new ones for me)
Does anybody know if there exists a hot key to "Fit one page to window"? It slightly differs from Ctrl+0 combination. When you hit Ctrl+0, the page fits to the window, but when you scroll with a mouse after that, the document scrolls as well, but not jumps to another page quickly.

Comment #4 by Ed Jones Oct 25, 2011 at 01:35 pm  Reply

My installation requires a Ctrl-Home & Ctrl-End to navigate to the beginning and end of the document.

Reply #1 admin Oct 29, 2011 at 02:03 pm

corrected. should have been that from the beginning.

Comment #3 by admin Jun 25, 2011 at 04:20 pm  Reply

@Andabata: I just copied them to the Linux Section. If somebody could let me know if the same applies for the Adobe X Shortcuts as well, let me know

Comment #2 by Andabata Apr 19, 2011 at 01:14 pm  Reply

These shortcuts work for Adobe 9 Unix (Linux) version too.rnThanks.

Comment #1 by CJIoHuKu Feb 13, 2011 at 03:29 am  Reply

Hi. THank you for the explanation. Nobody could tell me what I have to do to enable single key shortcuts. Thanks man.


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