Gmail keyboard shortcuts

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If you are using Gmail, you will be much faster using these shortcuts.

To turn them on click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings. Then choose the option next to "Keyboard shortcuts".


Here is the list:


  • c

Allows you to compose a new message. <Shift> + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.

  • /

Puts your cursor in the search box.

  • k

Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.

  • j

Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.

  • n

Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')

  • p

Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')

  • o or <Enter>

Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in 'Conversation View.'

  • u

Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.

  • e

Archive your conversation from any view.

  • m

Archives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc'd directly to you. Learn more.

  • x

Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.

  • s

Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.

  • +

Helps Gmail learn what's important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)

  • -

Helps Gmail learn what's not important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)

  •  !

Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.

  • r

Replies to the message sender.<Shift> + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')

  • a

Replies to all message recipients.<Shift> +aallows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')

  • f

Forwards a message. <Shift> + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')

  • <Esc>

Removes the cursor from your current input field.

  • <Ctrl> + s

Saves the current text as a draft when composing a message. Hold the <Ctrl> key while pressing s and make sure your cursor is in one of the text fields -- either the composition pane, or any of the To, CC, BCC, or Subject fields -- when using this shortcut.

  • #

Moves the conversation to Trash.

  • l

Opens the Labels menu to label a conversation.

  • v

Moves the conversation from the inbox to a different label, Spam or Trash.

  • <Shift> + i

Marks your message as 'read' and skip to the next message.

  • <Shift> + u

Marks your message as 'unread' so you can go back to it later.

  • [

Removes the current view's label from your conversation and moves to the previous one.

  • ]

Removes the current view's label from your conversation and moves to the next one.

  • z

Undoes your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an 'undo' link).

  • <Shift> + n

Updates your current conversation when there are new messages.

  • q

Moves your cursor directly to the chat search box.

  • y

Automatically removes the message or conversation from your 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.'



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