Google GMail Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Gmail Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. (You'll need a Standard 101/102-Key or Natural PS/2 Keyboard to use the shortcuts.)

To turn these case-sensitive shortcuts on or off, click Settings, and then pick an option next to Keyboard shortcuts.

Notes: msg=message, conv=conversation

Key Definition Action
c Compose `Compose a new message.
<Shift> + c Compose new window Compose a message in a new window.`
/ Search Move cursor to search box.
k Move to newer conversation Move to more recent conv.
*<Enter>* then expands a conversation.
j Move to older conversation Move to next oldest conv.
<Enter> then expands a conv
n Next message Move to next msg
<Enter> then expands a conv.
p Previous message Move to previous msg.
<Enter> then expands a conv
o or <Enter> Open Open conv, expand/collapse msg (Conv View)
u Return to conv list Refresh page, return to inbox, or conv list
e Archive Archive conv from any view
m Mute Archives conv, future msgs skip Inbox unless sent/cc'd directly
x Select conv Checks and selects a conv so you can archive,
apply a label, or choose an action from the
drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
s Star a msg or conv Add or remove star to a msg or conv
! Report spam Marks msg as spam, remove from conv list
r Reply Reply msg sender
<Shift> + r Reply in new window Reply to msg in new window (Conv View)
a Reply all Reply to all msg recipients
<Shift> +a Reply all new window Reply to all recipient in new window (Conv View)
f Forward Forward msg
<Shift> + f Forward new window Forward msg in new window (Conv View)
<Esc> Escape from input field Remove cursor from current input field.
<Ctrl> + s Save draft Save draft text within composition pane, or To, CC, BCC, or Subject fields
# Delete Moves the conversation to Trash
l Label Open Labels menu to label a conv
v Move to Moves conv from the inbox to different label, Spam or Trash.
<Shift> + i Mark as read Mark msg as 'read', skip to next msg.
<Shift> + u Mark as unread Mark msg as 'unread'
[ Archive and previous Archives conv and move to previous
] Archive and next Archive conv and move to next
z Undo Undo pevious action if possible (actions with an 'undo' link)
<Shift> + n Update current conv Update conv when new messages.
q Move cursor to chat search Move cursor to chat search box
y Remove from Current View Remove msg or conv from current view.
* From 'Inbox,' 'y' means Archive
* From 'Starred,' 'y' means Unstar
* From 'Trash,' 'y' means Move to inbox
* From any label, 'y' means Remove the label
* 'y' has no effect if you're in 'Spam,' 'Sent,' or 'All Mail.'
. Show more actions Display 'More Actions' drop-down menu.
? Show keyboard shortcuts help Display keyboard shortcuts help menu

** Combo-keys - Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Gmail.**

Shortcut Key Definition Action
<tab> then <Enter> Send message After composing msg send it
y then o Archive and next Archive your conv and move to next
g then a Go to 'All Mail' Move to 'All Mail,'
g then s Go to 'Starred' Move to all conv you have starred
g then c Go to 'Contacts' Move to your Contacts list
g then d Go to 'Drafts' Move to all drafts saved
g then i Go to 'Inbox' Move to inbox
g then t Go to 'Sent Mail' Move to all mail sent
* then a Select all Selects all mail
* then n Select none Deselects all mail
* then r Select read Selects all mail read
* then u Select unread Selects all unread mail
* then s Select starred Selects all starred mail
* then t Select unstarred Selects all unstarred mail

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