All Gmail Shortcuts (win/en)  [edit]

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minusplus1. 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 Ctrl+R.
Z Undo previous action

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minusplus2. 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.

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minusplus3. 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
Ctrl+S Save Message. Cursor should be in field
Ctrl+[/Ctrl+] Remove from current view and move to older / move to newer message (won't delete message, just changes view)
Ctrl+{/Ctrl+} 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

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minusplus4. Compose Messages
C Compose a new message (Press Escape to cancel)
Ctrl+Enter Send Message
Ctrl+./Ctrl+, Move cursor to next / move cursor to previous chat or compose window (or to main window)
Ctrl+Shift+C Add Cc recipient
Ctrl+Shift+B Add Bcc recipient
Ctrl+Shift+F Change From address

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minusplus5. Format Text in Messages
Ctrl+Shift++/- Increase / decrease the font size of all or some text
Ctrl+Shift+5/6 Change font to the previous font / to the next font as listed in the menu
Ctrl+B Bold formatting
Ctrl+I Italic formatting
Ctrl+U Uunderline formatting
Ctrl+Shift+7 Create Numbered List
Ctrl+Shift+8 Create Bulleted List
Ctrl+Shift+L Left align
Ctrl+Shift+E Center align
Ctrl+Shift+R Right align
Ctrl+]/[ Increase indent/ decrease indent
Ctrl+Shift+9 Format text block to Quote
Ctrl+Shift+. Change text directionality to Right-to-Left
Ctrl+Shift+, Change text directionality to Left-to-Right
Ctrl+K Insert hyperlink

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minusplus6. 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
Ctrl+Up Arrow /Ctrl+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)

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minusplus7. 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
Ctrl+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.

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Sources: Gmail Help (General) Gmail Help (Formatting)


Uploaded by bernd, updated on 11/30/2015 by max