Gmail Shortcuts Cheat Sheet


Gmail keyboard shortcuts make you a more productive emailer. Boomerang's goal is to help users increase their productivity, so we've created this resource to help you master all the keyboard shortcuts in Gmail!

You can print a double-sided Gmail keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet, or build your own cheat sheet with the shortcuts of your choosing below (you'll learn quickest if you limit yourself to learning 7 keyboard shortcuts at a time!)

Printable Gmail Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Double-Sided PDF)

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List of Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts


Feature
Shortcut
Description
Star
s
Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation.
Mute
m
Archives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc'd directly to you.
Return to conversation list
u
Returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
Forward
f
Forwards the message.
Archive
e
Archive your conversation from any view.
Boomerang**
b
Lets you return a conversation to your inbox at a given time.
**Requires Boomerang (free download)
Previous message
p
Move your cursor to the previous message.
Next message
n
Move your cursor to the next message.
Move to newer conversation
k
Move your cursor to a more recent conversation.
Move to older conversation
j
Move your cursor to the next oldest conversation.
Compose
c
Compose a new message.
Send later**
Ctrl/⌘ + s
Lets you schedule the email you are writing to send at a later time.
**Requires Boomerang, (free download)
Search
/
Select the search box.
Archive and next
]
Archives your conversation and moves to the next one.
Archive and previous
[
Archives conversation and moves to the previous one.
Mark as important
+
Helps Gmail learn what's important to you by marking misclassified messages.
Show keyboard shortcuts
?
Displays the keyboard shortcuts help menu.
Undo
z
Undoes your previous action, if possible (only works for actions with an 'undo' link).
Move to
v
Opens the Move To menu to move a conversation to another folder.
Label
l
Opens the Labels menu to label a conversation.
Delete
#
Deletes the message.
Reply
r
Replies to the message sender.
Reply all
a
Replies to all.
Report spam
!
Marks message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
Mark as read
Shift + i
Marks the selected message as read.
Mark as unread
Shift + u
Marks the selected message as unread.
Go to inbox
g + i
Takes you to your inbox.
Go to starred conversations
g + s
Takes you to your starred messages.
Go to sent messages
g + t
Takes you to your sent messages.
Go to drafts
g + d
Takes you to your drafts.
Go to all mail
g + a
Takes you to a view with all your mail.
Go to contacts
g + c
Takes you to your contacts.
Go to tasks
g + k
Expands your tasks pane.
Go to label
g + l
Lets you view messages with a specific label.

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