Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Gmail provides lots of shortcuts for its features but you first may need to enable them in the settings. Note: Keyboard shortcuts work differently on PC and Mac computers. On Mac, you'll use Cmd instead of Ctrl.

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P

Previous message in an open conversation

N

Next message in an open conversation

↑   Shift + Esc

Focus main window

Esc

Focus latest chat or compose

Ctrl + .

Advance to the next chat or compose

Ctrl + ,

Advance to previous chat or compose

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Send

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Add cc recipients

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Add bcc recipients

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Access custom from

Ctrl + K

Insert a link

⌘ Cmd + ;

Go to next misspelled word (Mac only)

Ctrl + M

Open spelling suggestions

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 5

Previous font

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 6

Next font

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Decrease text size

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Increase text size

Ctrl + B

Bold

Ctrl + I

Italics

Ctrl + U

Underline

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 7

Numbered list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 8

Bulleted list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 9

Quote

Ctrl + [

Indent less

Ctrl + ]

Indent more

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Align left

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Align center

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Align right

Ctrl + \

Remove formatting

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Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
,

Move focus to toolbar

X

Select conversation

S

Toggle star/rotate among superstars

E

Archive

M

Mute conversation

!

Report as spam

#

Delete

R

Reply

↑   Shift + R

Reply in a new window

A

Reply all

↑   Shift + A

Reply all in a new window

F

Forward

↑   Shift + F

Forward in a new window

↑   Shift + N

Update conversation

]

Archive conversation and go previous

[

Archive conversation and go next

Z

Undo last action

↑   Shift + I

Mark as read

↑   Shift + U

Mark as unread

_

Mark unread from the selected message

+

Mark as important

or =
-

Mark as not important

;

Expand entire conversation

:

Collapse entire conversation

↑   Shift + T

Add conversation to Tasks

Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
H + M

Show menu

H + A

Show archived hangouts

H + I

Show Hangout requests

H + C

Focus on the conversation list

G + P

Open phone

or H + P
Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
G + I

Go to Inbox

G + S

Go to Starred conversations

G + T

Go to Sent messages

G + D

Go to Drafts

G + A

Go to All mail

G + C

Go to Contacts

G + K

Go to Tasks

G + L

Go to label

Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
* + A

Select all conversations

* + N

Deselect all conversations

* + R

Select read conversations

* + U

Select unread conversations

* + S

Select starred conversations

* + T

Select unstarred conversations

Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
U

Back to threadlist

K

New conversation

J

Older conversation

O

Open conversation

or ⤶ Enter
`

Go to next Inbox section

~

Go to previous Inbox section

Note: These shortcuts won't work unless keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
C

Compose

D

Compose in a new tab

/

Search mail

G

Search chat contacts

.

Open "more actions" menu

V

Open "move to" menu

L

Open "label as" menu

?

Open keyboard shortcut help


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