Kindle for Mac keyboard shortcuts

Kindle for Mac

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
- Shortcuts

You'll probably want to use some keyboard shortcuts when reading a Kindle book. To avoid distractions because of using the mouse, take a look at the shortcuts below.

⌘ Cmd + ,


⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Kindle for Mac

⌘ Cmd + W

File: Close book

⌘ Cmd + R

Actions: Sync and check for new items

⌘ Cmd + R

Go: Sync to furthest page read


Move the focus to the book above the current selection


Move the focus of the book to the right of the current selection


Move the focus of the book to the left of the current selection


Move the focus of the book below the current selection

Page Up

Scroll the list of books up one page (but do not change the current focus)

Page Down

Scroll the list of books down one page (but do not change the current focus)

• Enter

Open selected book to last (go to last page read)

or ⌘ Cmd + O
Page Down

Next Page

or β†’
or • Enter
or ⌘ Cmd + ↓
or ↓
or Space
Page Up

Previous Page

or ←
or ↑   Shift + • Enter
or ↑   Shift + Space
or ⌘ Cmd + ↑
or ↑
β¬… Backspace


or Del
⌘ Cmd + +

Increase Font Size

or ⌘ Cmd + -
⌘ Cmd + ↓


⌘ Cmd + B

Open Notes and Marks (if closed)

⌘ Cmd + B

Close Notes and Marks (if opened)

⌘ Cmd + G

Go to Location

⌘ Cmd + F


⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + F

Open Flashcard side panel

⌘ Cmd + Y

Open and close X-Ray for Textbooks (only works on eligible Textbooks)

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + N

Export to Flashcards from Notebook (when using the Notebook)

⌘ Cmd + Alt + E

Export notes from Notebook

Β  To use these shortcuts, you must enable Text-to-Speech first. Press "Cmd + T" or select the Tools menu and chose Start Text-to-Speech.
⌘ Cmd + T

Toggle Text-to-Speech


Pause or resume reading (while in a book)

⌘ Cmd + S

Read the current sentence

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + ↑

Read the previous sentence

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + ↓

Skip forward one sentence

↑   Shift + +

Increase speech rate

↑   Shift + -

Decrease speech rate

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + C

Toggle continuous reading

⌘ Cmd + I

Text-to-Speech read instructions

Β  Note: This feature only works on eligible Kindle content. You can configure the Text-to-Speech language from the System Preferences on your computer.

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Program information

Program name: Kindle for Mac Kindle for Mac (Productivity)

Kindle for Mac allows ebooks from Amazon's store or personal ebooks to be read on a Mac. Therefore it doesn't require the user to have a Kindle device.

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 49

How easy to press shortcuts: 86%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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Jess says: 2 years ago 9/17/2018 10:28 AM
Thanks for the shortcuts. The "Decrease speech rate." is very useful.

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to : 2 years ago 9/17/2018 10:31 AM
You're welcome! Glad it worked for you.