Apple Messages keyboard shortcuts

Apple Messages

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
23 months ago
- Shortcuts

Messages is a great application that works seamlessly between your Apple devices. These a few but powerful shortcuts will let you use Messages on desktop even better, and faster.

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open Messages preferences

⌘ Cmd + H

Hide Messages

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + H

Hide everything except Messages

⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Messages

⌘ Cmd + N

Start a new message

⌘ Cmd + R

Go to a chat room

⌘ Cmd + 0

Open the Messages window

⌘ Cmd + W

Close the Messages window

⌘ Cmd + P

Print the conversation

⌘ Cmd + F

Search all conversations for matching text

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + K

Clear the transcript (delete a conversation without closing it)

Control + ⌘ Cmd + Space

Open the Emoji & Symbols window

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize a window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize all windows

⌘ Cmd + 1

Open the buddy list window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + L

Open the File Transfers window

Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Enter full-screen view

Control + ⌘ Cmd + O

Set your status to Offline in the buddy list

Control + ⌘ Cmd + I

Set your status to Invisible in the buddy list

Control + ⌘ Cmd + A

Set your status to Available in the buddy list

Control + ⌘ Cmd + W

Set your status to Away in the buddy list

⌘ Cmd + +

Make the text bigger

⌘ Cmd + -

Make the text smaller

βŒ₯ Option + • Enter

Insert a line break (in a message)

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the selected text

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste copied text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + :

Open the Spelling and Grammar window

⌘ Cmd + ;

Check the text field for spelling and grammar issues

Control + β­Ύ Tab

Select the next conversation

Control + ↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select the previous conversation

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + E

Send an email to a selected person in the conversation

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Show video effects (while in a video call in Messages)

Del

(first, select the message) Delete a single message

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + W

Close all conversations


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Program information

Program name: Apple Messages Apple Messages (Social & Messaging)

Messages is an instant messaging application developed for macOS, iOS, and watchOS by Apple.

Web page: support.apple.com/HT201287

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 35

How easy to press shortcuts: 75%

Platform detected: macOS

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