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
Pressing C opens a new email composition window.
Pressing Shift + C will open the new composition in a new window.
Automatically moves your cursor to the search box ready to search all of your email.
Move to newer conversation
Pressing K on your keyboard will move your cursor to a more recent conversation.
Pressing Enter will expand a conversation.
Move to older conversation
Pressing J moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation.
Pressing N moves your cursor down to the next message.
Pressing P moves your cursor down to the previous message.
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.
Return to Inbox
Pressing U refreshes your email and returns you to the inbox.
Pressing E will archive the current 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.
Pressing ! marks a message as spam.
Pressing R will reply to the current message.
By pressing Shift + R you can reply to the current message in a new window.
Pressing A replies to all recipients of the message.
Pressing Shift + A replies to all recipients in a new window.
Pressing F forwards the current message.
Escape from input field
Pressing the Esc key will remove your cursor from the current input field.
Key Combination Shortcuts
Tab + Enter
Pressing Tab + Enter from the composition window will automatically send your message.
Y + O
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
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
Pressing * + A will select all items in the current view.
* + N
Pressing * + N deselects all currently selected items.
* + R
Pressing * + R selects all emails that have been read.
* + U
Pressing * + U selects all unread emails.
* + S
Pressing * + S selects all emails that you have starred.
* + T
Pressing * + T selects all of the unstarred emails.