Quickstart Guides

Gmail

Updated 1 January 2014

Keystroke Outcome
C Compose new message
Shift + C Open new window to compose new message
Slash (/) Switch focus to search box
K Switch focus to the next oldest email
J Switch focus to next oldest mail
N Switch focus to the next message in the “conversation” Enter or “O” expands/collapses messages
P Switch focus to previous message
U Takes you back to the inbox and checks for new mail
Y Various actions depending on current view. Has no effect in “Sent” and “All Mail” views.   Inbox: Archive email or message Starred: Unstar email or message Spam: Unmark as spam and move back to “Inbox” Trash: Move back to “Inbox” Any label: Remove the label
X “Check” an email. Various actions can be performed against all checked emails
S “Star” an email. Identical to the more familiar term “flagging”
R Reply to the email
A Reply to all recipients of the email
F Forward an email
Shift + R Reply to the email in a new window
Shift + A Reply to all recipients of the email in a new window
Shift + F Forward an email in a new window
Shift + 1 (!) Mark an email as spam and remove it from the inbox
G then I Switch to “Inbox” view
G then S Switch to “Starred” view
G then A Switch to “All Mail” view
G then C Switch to “Contacts” view