Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would love to change the default operation of my PowerPoint so I can press F5 and go to the full screen mode with the current slide.

Yes, I know that I can do that with Shift+F5, but I want to get the same functionality that Shift+F5 provides with just F5. I use it a lot of times each day and almost never use the "start from the first one" shortcut.

I need to do it on PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.

share|improve this question

You can use AutoHotkey to map F5 to Shift+F5 inside Microsoft PowerPoint only.

  • PowerPoint 2003:

    #IfWinActive ahk_class PP11FrameClass
        F5::SendInput, +{F5}
  • PowerPoint 2007:

    #IfWinActive ahk_class PP12FrameClass
        F5::SendInput, +{F5}
  • PowerPoint 2010:

    #IfWinActive ahk_class PPTFrameClass
        F5::SendInput, +{F5}
share|improve this answer

Unfortunately Microsoft did not include a Key Bindings option with MS Powerpoint so there is no "official" way to change the bindings that I know of.

A possible alternative solution would be to map your F5 key to always act like Shift + F5 .

There is a guide to do so here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.