Below we have put together a handy list of all the keyboard shortcuts available for use with Gmail’s webmail interface. The list is broken up into two sections the single key shortcuts and the key combination shortcuts. We hope these shortcuts help to improve your mail experience.
Single Key Shortcuts
|C||Compose||Pressing C opens a new e-mail composition window.
Pressing Shift + C will open the new composition in a new window.
|/||Search||Automatically moves your cursor to the search box ready to search all your e-mail|
|K||Move to newer conversation||Pressing K on your keyboard will move your cursor to a more recent conversation.
Pressing Enter will expand a conversation.
|J||Move to older conversation||Pressing J moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation.|
|N||Next message||Pressing N moves your cursor down to the next message.|
|P||Previous message||Pressing P moves your cursor down to the previous message.|
|O or <Enter>||Open||Pressing O or Enter opens the selected e-mail in conversation view.
If you are already in conversation view pressing O or Enter will collapse the conversation.
|U||Return to conversation list||Pressing U refreshes your e-mail and returns you to the inbox.|
|E||Archive||Pressing E will archive the current conversation.|
|X||Select conversation||Pressing X will automatically check and select a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.|
|+||Mark as important||Pressing + marks the current message as important|
|–||Mark as unimportant||Pressing – marks the current message as unimportant.|
|!||Report spam||Pressing ! marks a message as spam.|
|R||Reply||Pressing R will reply to the current message.
By pressing Shift + R you can reply to the current message in a new window.
|A||Reply all||Pressing A replies to all recipients of the message.
Pressing Shift + A replies to all recipients in a new window.
|F||Forward||Pressing F forwards the current message.|
|<Esc>||Escape from input field||Pressing the Esc key will remove your cursor from the current input field.|
|Tab then Enter||Send message||Pressing Tab then Enter from the composition window will automatically send your message.|
|Y then O||Archive and next||Pressing Y then O archives your current message.|
|G then S||Go to ‘Starred’||Pressing G then S goes to all the messages you have starred.|
|G then C||Go to ‘Contacts’||Pressing G then C goes to your contacts list.|
|G then D||Go to ‘Drafts’||Pressing G then D takes you to your drafts messages folder.|
|G then I||Go to ‘Inbox’||Pressing G then I will return you to the inbox.|
|G then T||Go to ‘Sent Mail’||Pressing G then T will take you to your sent mail folder.|
|* then A||Select all||Pressing * then A will select all items in the current view.|
|* then N||Select none||Pressing * then N deselects all currently selected items.|
|* then R||Select read||Pressing * then R selects all e-mails that have been read.|
|* then U||Select unread||Pressing * then U selects all unread e-mails.|
|* then S||Select starred||Pressing * then S selects all e-mails that you have starred.|
|* then T||Select unstarred||Pressing * then T selects all of the unstarred e-mails.|