You can use keyboard shortcuts to perform certain actions in the map or layout Contents pane. The following table lists the available shortcuts and what they do in the Contents pane.
Return keyboard focus to the map from the Contents pane.
Minus sign (-) or Left arrow key
Contract selected items.
Plus sign (+) or Right arrow key
Expand selected items.
Ctrl+click an expansion control; Ctrl+Plus sign (+) or Minus sign (-); or Ctrl+Left arrow or Right arrow key
Expand or contract all items at that hierarchical level.
Ctrl+Shift+click an expansion control;, Ctrl+Shift+Plus sign (+) or Ctrl+Shift+Minus sign (-); or Ctrl+Shift+Left arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow key
Expand or contract all items at all hierarchical levels.
Turn on or off selected layers.
Turn on or off all layers when a single layer is selected in the Contents pane.
If the selected layer is part of a group layer or a composite layer, all the members of that layer will be turned on or off. If multiple layers are selected, Ctrl+Spacebar works the same as Spacebar and turns only the selected layers on or off.
Ctrl+click a check box
Turn on or off all layers at that hierarchical level.
Ctrl+Shift+click a check box
Turn on or off all layers at all hierarchical levels.
Alt+click a check box
Turn off all layers except the one whose check box you clicked.
Rename the selected item.
Refresh the selected item.
F12 or Enter
Open the Properties dialog box for a selected item.
Ctrl+click; Shift+click; Ctrl+Up arrow or Ctrl+Down arrow; Shift+Up arrow or Ctrl+Down arrow.
Select multiple layers in the Contents pane.
When a layout is the active view, lock or unlock the item selected in the Contents pane.
When a layout is the active view, lock or unlock all items at that hierarchical level in the Contents pane.
Alt+click a layer's name
Zoom to the extent of that layer.
Delete the item selected in the Contents pane.
Open the table of the layer or table selected in the Contents pane.