Gmail Shortcut Keys – {Complete List}

Gmail: Gmail is a free Web-based e-mail service that provides users with a gigabyte of storage for messages and provides the ability to search for a specific message. The two largest email provider is Yahoo and Microsoft, and it was used to store messages. In this article, we will learn about shortcut keys that are used in Gmail.

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Last Updated on Nov 23, 2021

General Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail:

Shortcuts Functions
c This key allows you to compose a new message. + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.
/ Make use of this key to puts your cursor in the search box.
k If you want to, open or move your cursor to a more recent conversation, use this key and this key is also used to hit to expand the conversation.
p In order, to move, your cursor to the previous message, use this key. And it is also used to expand or collapse a message. (Applicable only in ‘Conversation View.’).
o or This key allows the user to open the conversation. Also expands or collapses a message when a user is in “Conversation view”.
u It Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
y Key to archive remove from the current view that is, From ‘Inbox,’ ‘y’ means Archive
From ‘Starred,’ ‘y’ means unstar
From any label, ‘y’ means to remove the label.
x This key Automatically checks 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, use this key.
! Make use of this key to report spam in your conversation list.
r This key is used to reply to the message sender. +r allows message in a new window in conversation view.
a To replay, all message recipients use this key. +a allows you to replay all message recipients in a new window
s Use this key to add or remove a star to a message conversation.
n In order to move your cursor in the field, use this key.
f If you want to remove the cursor from your current field, use this key.

Hotkeys to Navigate through Gmail


Shortcuts Functions
y then o This key is used to archive your conversation and move to the next one.
g then a If you want to go to all mail, this type of key is used.
g then s This key is used to take all conversations which you have starred.
g then c Make use of this key to get to your contact list.
g then d If you want to take all drafts that you have saved, use this key.
g then i Use this key to return you to the inbox.


In this guide, we have stated the Gmail Shortcut Keys with their functions. Hope you find this article a beneficial one. Leave your valuable comments in the comment box regarding this article.

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