79 Shortcuts for Google Mail

Jump to: Navigate Main Gmail Window, Main Window - Manage Message List, Main Window - Manage Single Messages, Compose Messages, Format Text in Messages, Tasks in Gmail, Control Main Browser Window (General Browser Shortcuts)

1. Navigate Main Gmail Window

G, then I

Go to Inbox

G, then S

Go to starred conversations

G, then T

Go to sent mail

G, then D

Go to Drafts

G, then A

Go to all mail

G, then C

Go to Contacts

G, then L

Go to Label. Use arrow keys from here

Esc

Generally resets state. Often necessary before using a Keyboard Shortcut to move out of the current task or field. Sometimes reloading page helps via Command+R.

Z

Undo previous action

2. Main Window - Manage Message List

Some of these Shortcuts work for both Message List and Single Message view but may have different effects.

J/K

Move to next (older) / move to previous (newer) e-mail or conversation

X

Select or unselect current conversation

*, then A / *, then N

Select all conversations / Un select all conversations

*, then R/*, then U

Select all read conversations / Select all unread conversations

*, then S/*, then T

Select all starred conversations / Select all unstarred conversations

Shift+U/Shift+I

Mark selected messages as unread / Mark selected messages as read

O or Enter

Open message

#

Delete selected message

V

Mov selected message. Use Arrow Keys and Enter to proceed

L

Add Label to message, opens label menu. Use Arrow Keys and enter to proceed

E

Archive selected messages

!

Mark selected messages as spam

M

Mute selected message. Archives the conversation and all future messages

S

Star or unstar message

Y

Remove from current view: To archive while in Inbox, to Inbox while in Trash, remove star while in Starred Conversation, remove Label while in Labels.

3. Main Window - Manage Single Messages

Some of these Shortcuts work for both Message List and Single Message view but may have different effects.

J/K

Move to next (older) / move to previous (newer) e-mail or conversation

N/P

Move to next part / previous part of conversation in message

R

Reply to sender

Shift+R

Reply to sender in new window

A

Reply to all

Shift+A

Reply to all in new window

F

Forward message

Shift+F

Forward message in new window

Command+S

Save Message. Cursor should be in field

Command+[/Command+]

Remove from current view and move to older / move to newer message (won't delete message, just changes view)

Command+{/Command+}

Archive and move to older message / move to newer message

U

Return to inbox or conversation list

#

Delete selected message and jump back to the message list

V

Move selected message

L

Add label to message, opens label menu and jump back to the message list

E/[

Archive selected messages and jump back to the message list

!

Mark selected messages as spam and jump back to the message list

M

Mute selected message and jump back to the message list

S

Star or unstar message

Y

Remove from current view and jump back to the message list

4. Compose Messages

C

Compose a new message (Press Escape to cancel)

Command+Enter

Send Message

Command+./Command+,

Move cursor to next / move cursor to previous chat or compose window (or to main window)

Command+Shift+C

Add Cc recipient

Command+Shift+B

Add Bcc recipient

Command+Shift+F

Change From address

5. Format Text in Messages

Command+Shift++/-

Increase / decrease the font size of all or some text

Command+Shift+5/6

Change font to the previous font / to the next font as listed in the menu

Command+B

Bold formatting

Command+I

Italic formatting

Command+U

Uunderline formatting

Command+Shift+7

Create Numbered List

Command+Shift+8

Create Bulleted List

Command+Shift+L

Left align

Command+Shift+E

Center align

Command+Shift+R

Right align

Command+]/[

Increase indent/ decrease indent

Command+Shift+9

Format text block to Quote

Command+Shift+.

Change text directionality to Right-to-Left

Command+Shift+,

Change text directionality to Left-to-Right

Command+K

Insert hyperlink

6. Tasks in Gmail

Shortcuts for Gmail Tasks seem to be a bit buggy. Shift+T adds message to the task list, but the focus never makes it to the task window. There seems to be no way to re-gain focus after. Page refresh with F5 and G, then K does the trick but is not pretty.

G, then K

Go to task window or opens task window (see limitations above)

Shift+T

Add message(s) to Tasks

Arrow Keys

Move cursor up and down in task list

Command+Up Arrow /Command+Down Arrow

Move current task up and down in task list

Tab/Shift+Tab

Increase / Decrease Indent

Shift+Enter

Edit task details, including due date or notes.

Shift+Esc

Shift the cursor from tasks to Gmail, but only one-way

Esc

Closes Task Window if focus is on it (see limitations above)

7. Control Main Browser Window (General Browser Shortcuts)

Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right

One page back / one page forward

End/Home

Jump to beginning of page / end of page

Page Up/Page Down

Jump one page up / one page down

Alt+d, then multiple tab's

Move the focus of the browser to the main window. Jumps to the address bar first, then through toolbars until landing at the main window.

Tab/Shift+Tab

Jump forward / jump backwards between input fields

Command+R

Refresh page. Sometimes GMail seems to get stuck on certain pages won't allow shortcuts. Things tend to work fine after a page refresh.

Created by max on 11/30/2015. Last updated by guest on 11/30/2015

 

5 Comments for 'Gmail '   

 
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Comment #5 by Mangal Nov 30, 2016 at 04:41 am  Reply

Dear Team, Thank a lot!!

Comment #4 by Tony Oct 3, 2015 at 02:27 am  Reply

Thank you for doing this. They're/its great! ★ I don't know where you bright people get the time; but Im grateful you do because it saves me time. Time: The infinite raw material of everything. x

Comment #3 by Bijay Rungta Dec 23, 2013 at 01:07 pm  Reply

Any Shortcut to goto previous/next page when on Mail listing page like
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#all
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#all/p2
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#all/p3

Comment #2 by Anirudh Sharma Oct 2, 2013 at 05:05 am  Reply

great shortcuts,,,i also found these.... http://techmozilla.com/gmail-keyboard-shortcuts/

Comment #1 by mahi singh Oct 1, 2013 at 12:19 am  Reply

amazing tricks thanks guy keep it up for indeeded..... thank you so much

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