Use Gmail Like Pro With Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail-: using keyboard shortcuts is always a smart idea to use a software or web application in faster way For me As a Mechanical Design Engineer I used to operate CAD Software with Keyboard which helps me to complete my task less span of time. Like any other sophisticated software, Gmail has a list of keyboard shortcuts which helps its users to use Gmail swiftly and optimally. Gmail shortcuts can help you complete tasks within a fraction of seconds.
There are keyboard shortcuts in Gmail for almost all the important and frequent tasks that one does while using Gmail – from composing and sending an interesting mail, opening emails, deleting emails, closing a mail, searching for certain emails etc. Google have been added Keyboard shortcut for Gmail which would help Gmail user to use Gmail easily.
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Use Gmail keyboard Shortcuts to Save Your Time-:
How to Turn on keyboard shortcuts for Gmail-:
Some keyboard shortcuts only work if you’ve turned them on.
Note: Keyboard shortcuts aren’t supported on all keyboards.
- Open Gmail.
- In the top right, click Settings .
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down to the “Keyboard shortcuts” section.
- Select Keyboard shortcuts on.
- At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
Keyboard shortcut for Gmail is given as follow.
|c||Compose||Allows you to compose a new message. + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.|
|/||Search||Puts your cursor in the search box.|
|k||Move to newer conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can press to expand a conversation.|
|j||Move to older conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can press to expand a conversation.|
|n||Next message||Moves your cursor to the next message. You can press to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View’.)|
|p||Previous message||Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can press to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View’.)|
|o or||Open||Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View’.|
|u||Return to conversation list||Refreshes your page and returns you to the Inbox, or list of conversations.|
|e||Archive||Archive your conversation from any view.|
|m||Mute||Archives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc’d directly to you. Learn more.|
|x||Select conversation||Automatically ticks 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||Star a message or conversation||Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a special status to a message or conversation.|
|!||Report spam||Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.|
|r||Reply||Reply to the message sender. + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View’.)|
|a||Reply all||Reply to all message recipients. +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View’.)|
|f||Forward||Forward a message. + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View’.)|
|Escape from input field||Removes the cursor from your current input field.|
|+ s||Save draft||Holding the key while pressings when composing a message will save the current text as a draft. Make sure that 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.|
|#||Delete||Moves the conversation to Bin.|
|+ i||Mark as read||Mark your message as ‘read’ and skip to the next message.|
|+ u||Mark as unread||Mark your message as ‘unread’ so you can go back to it later.|
|[||Archive and previous||Archive your conversation and move to the previous one.|
|]||Archive and next||Archive your conversation and move to the next one.|
|z||Undo||Undo your previous action if possible (for actions with an ‘undo’ link).|
|+ n||Update current conversation||Update your current conversation when there are new messages.|
|q||Move cursor to chat search||Move your cursor directly to the chat search box.|
|y||Remove from Current View*||Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.
* ‘y’ has no effect if you are in ‘Spam’, ‘Sent’ or ‘All Mail’.
|.||Show more actions||Displays the ‘More Actions’ drop-down menu.|
|?||Show keyboard shortcuts Help||Displays the keyboard shortcuts Help menu within any page you’re on.|
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Combo-keys – Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Google Mail.
|then||Send message||After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)|
|y then o||Archive and next||Archive your conversation and move to the next one.|
|g then a||Go to ‘All Mail’||Takes you to ‘All Mail’, the storage site for all mail you’ve ever sent or received (and have not deleted).|
|g then s||Go to ‘Starred’||Takes you to all conversations you have started.|
|g then c||Go to ‘Contacts’||Takes you to your Contacts list.|
|g then d||Go to ‘Drafts’||Takes you to all drafts you have saved.|
|g then i||Go to ‘Inbox’||Returns you to the Inbox.|
|g then t||Go to ‘Sent Mail’||Takes you to all mail you’ve sent.|
|* then a||Select all||Selects all mail.|
|* then n||Select none||Deselects all mail.|
|* then r||Select read||Selects all mail you’ve read.|
|* then u||Select unread||Selects all unread mail.|
|* then s||Select starred||Selects all starred mail.|
|* then t||Select unstarred||Selects all unstarred mail.|
Conclusions-: If you are a heavy Gmail user then I am sure Keyboard shortcuts for Gmail will help you a lot to perform your emailing task in less time.if any essential keyboard shortcut got missed in this post you may comment in the comment section.