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Alice Keeler

Gmail Shortcuts [Infographic]

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
Gmail Shortcuts [Infographic]

Infographic of Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail

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Turn On Keyboard Shortcuts

Unlike the other Google Apps you need to enable keyboard shortcuts in Gmail. Click on the settings cog and choose “Settings.” Scroll down in the settings a bit to find the option to turn on keyboard shortcuts.
Choose settings in gmail

Keyboard Shortcuts


The trick is to learn one at a time! I think SEND is the most helpful, Control Enter. This is the same keyboard shortcut to save a comment in a Google Doc. It is the same keyboard shortcut to post in Google Plus. It is the same keyboard shortcut to send a tweet.


To CC or BCC a person while composing an email you need to click on the letters on the upper right. OR use Control Shift C to CC or Control Shift B to BCC.
cc or bcc
Change Font Size

Increase font size with Control Shift plus. Decrease font size with Control Shift minus. The usual Control B to bold, Control I to italicize, and Control U to underline work in Gmail.


I get a lot of email, I delete a lot of email. To quickly delete an email use the pound symbol (or hashtag). The pound symbol is on the 3 key. You will need to hold down the Shift key and press 3 to delete the email.


While reading an email press R to reply. Reply all is simply the A key.


While we are using obvious keyboard shortcuts, how about forwarding an email. Press F.

Compose a New Email

To compose a new email you press the red Compose button. Or you can just press C to compose a new email.

Note: I created the key stamps using Snagit.


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