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Make your Gmail Work Super easy with these Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail is probably the most popular free emailing service. It was developed by Google. Million people are using this mail service. Shortcut is the way to save time and energy. You need not to follow complete process. You just press 2-3 buttons and desired action places. The interesting fact behind it is to remain free from use of mouse.  You can do many Gmail functions through keyboard only. Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts are very useful to save time and energy. In this post, we will share Gmail keyboard shortcuts that help to do various functions.

Before start it, you need to keyboard shortcuts on from setting. Read our post “Easy Steps to Enable Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts ” to know the procedure to enable keyboard shortcut function.

Here are Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • To compose new email = c
  • To search email = /
  • To open task= g+k
  • Mark selected email as important:  =
  • To reply an email: r
  • To reply all: a
  • To forward an email: f
  • To send selected message into Archive: e
  • Shortcut to reach at newer email: k
  • Reach to previous email: j
  • Reach at next message in email thread: n
  • Reach at previous message in email thread: p
  • To mute the conversation: m
  • Jump to inbox view: u

Shortcuts with Ctrl Key

  • insert link: ctrl+k
  • bold: ctrl+b
  • Italic: ctrl+i
  • underline: ctrl+u
  • send email: ctrl+enter
  • Undo: ctrl+z
  • Redo: ctrl+y
  • Spelling suggestions: ctrl+m
  • Indent less: ctrl + [ :
  • Indent more: ctrl + ] :

Shortcuts with shift key

  • Gmail keyboard shortcut help= Shift +?
  • To select series of message= Shift
  • Add a conversation to tasks: Shift + t
  • To mark current message unread: shift+u
  • To move opened email into Trash: shift+3

Shortcuts with Ctrl+shift Keys

  • Previous font shortcut: ctrl+shift+5
  • Next font:  ctrl+shift+6
  • Shortcut to insert number list: ctrl+shift+7
  • To add Cc recipients: ctrl+shift+c
  • Shortcut to insert bullet points: ctrl+shift+8
  • Quote: ctrl+shift+6
  • To add Bcc recipients: ctrl+shift+b
  • To discard draft: ctrl+shift+d
  • Decrease text size: ctrl + Shift + – :
  • Increase text size: ctrl+ shift + + :


  • Left alignment : ctrl+shift+l
  • Right alignment: ctrl+shift+r
  • center alignment : ctrl+shift+e
  • right to left : ctrl+shift+ , :
  • left to right: ctrl+shift+ . :


  • strikethrough: alt+ctrl+5

Easy Steps to Enable Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail is undoubtedly the most popular free email service developed by Google. This is available in 105 languages. Billions of people are enjoying it. Google gives 15 GB free storage to Gmail service user. It is advanced service, it automatically scan emails for various purposes like filter spam and malware.  Google always try to develop simple tools for users, Gmail is also in very simple for to work. You can access your email id without complexity. If you want to know how to creat Gmail id, read our post.

We have tried to make you extra information about keyboard shortcuts of Gmail. You can save your time and energy by these keyword shortcuts. You can access your Gmail account with use of mouse.  These keyboard shortcuts are very helpful to reduce your efforts. You can finish your activities within a few seconds. You can instantly react upon email like reply, send another mail etc.


To use these keyboard shortcuts, you need to enable settings to use shortcuts (Enable Gmail Keyboard Shortcut). Follow below steps:


  1. Login your Gmail id with User name and Password
  2. You will find a gear icon  on top right corner of your Gmail id.
  3. Click on mail gear iconlocated at top right corner of Gmail and select settings.
  4. Click “General Tab”
  5. Click “Keyboard shortcuts” under General tab
  6. There are two options there: Keyboard shortcuts off and Keyboard shortcuts on
  7. Click “Keyboard shortcuts on”
  8. Click save changes.


This was the easy process to enable Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts.  After enable it, you can use keyboard shortcuts in Gmail. The magic will start now. You have never experienced such coziness while working with Gmail what you will face ahead. Get rid of clicks of mouse. Go with soft keys of keyboard only. Click here to read next post to know all Gmail keyboard shortcuts.