Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

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 that these shortcuts will help to improve your Gmail email experience.

Single Key Shortcuts

Key
Definition
Action
C
Compose
Pressing C opens a new email composition window.
Pressing Shift + C will open the new composition in a new window.
I
Search
Automatically moves your cursor to the search box ready to search all of your email.
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
Open
Pressing O or Enter opens the selected email in conversation view.
If you are already in conversation view pressing O or Enter will collapse the conversation.
U
Return to Inbox
Pressing U refreshes your email 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.
+
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.

Key Combination Shortcuts

Key
Definition
Action
Tab + Enter
Send email
Pressing Tab + Enter from the composition window will automatically send your message.
Y + O
Archive
Pressing Y + O archives your current message.
G + S
Go to Starred
Pressing G + S goes to all the emails you have starred.
G + C
Contacts
Pressing G + C goes to your contacts list.
G + D
Go to Drafts
Pressing G + D takes you to your drafts emails folder.
G + I
Go to ‘Inbox’
Pressing G + I will return you to the inbox.
G + T
Go to Sent
Pressing G + T will take you to your sent mail folder.
* + A
Select all
Pressing * + A will select all items in the current view.
* + N
Select none
Pressing * + N deselects all currently selected items.
* + R
Select read
Pressing * + R selects all emails that have been read.
* + U
Select unread
Pressing * + U selects all unread emails.
* + S
Select star
Pressing * + S selects all emails that you have starred.
* + T
Select unstar
Pressing * + T selects all of the unstarred emails.



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