Outsourcing

The 10 most useful Gmail shortcuts

If you're a keyboard fan, you may want to view Google's built-in list of seventy billion Gmail shortcuts. But if you're a keyboard fan with a lot of work to do, maybe this short list will be more helpful.

I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Gmail. Mostly hate, actually. But I've been trying to meet it halfway, and mastering a few keyboard shortcuts has helped. The table below shows my list of everyday favorites. If you want to see Google's full selection of shortcuts, you can type a question mark. For me, that's overkill, and this little cheat sheet is all I need. Maybe it's all you need, too.  You can download it as a PDF if you'd like to keep it handy.

Note: To enable Gmail shortcuts, click Settings and choose the Keyboard Shortcuts On option.

The shortcuts

About

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior editor for Tech Pro Research.

2 comments
rroberto18
rroberto18

The more Settings you turn on in GMail, the slower it gets. Same for extensions, any theme but basic, features like the priority inbox... Rendering every shortcut or added feature a contradiction in terms.

Editor's Picks