Gmail keyboard shortcut keys: Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It can be accessed as secure web mail as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols.
As of June 2012, it was the most widely used web-based email provider with over 425 million active users worldwide. While using gmail web-based email services, there are number of key board shortcuts supported by gmail. Here are the list of some keyboard shortcuts which can be used for common tasks in gmail.
How to enable keyboard shortcuts
Even Gmail gives facility to use keyboard shortcut keys while you use Gmail, they won’t be in enable state by default. Then you might be thinking how to enable that option so that you can use shortcut keys. here is the way to do setting in Gmail account for the same.
You need to go to setting option given in the upper side of the email conversation list in the right side.
Navigate to General option, scroll down a bit where you can see option “Keyboard shortcuts”. you can see 2 sub-options where by default “Keyboard shortcuts off” option will be selected. you need to select the other option “Keyboard shortcuts on”. After selecting the right option, don’t forget to click save setting button in the bottom of the page.
List Of keyboard shortcut:
Compose :: c :: If you want to compose a new mail
Compose in a tab :: d :: If you want to compose a new mail in a new tab. This works only for new compose only.
Search :: / :: Use this to search emails which will take the pointer directly to the search box.
Back to thread list:: u :: When you are middle of reading a mail from list and want to go back to the main thread list
Newer conversation:: k :: When you are middle of reading a mail from list and want to go to the newest mail than the selected
Older conversation :: j :: When you are middle of reading a mail from list and want to go to the next old mail from the selected
|Toggle star/Rotate among superstars||s|
|Report as spam||!|
|Reply in a new window||R|
|Reply all in a new window||A|
|Forward in a new window||F|
|Search chat contacts||q|
|Go to Inbox||gi|
|Go to Starred conversations||gs|
|Go to Sent messages||gt|
|Go to Drafts||gd|
|Go to All mail||ga|
|Go to Contacts||gc|
|Move focus to toolbar||,|
|Select all conversations||*a|
|Deselect all conversations||*n|
|Select read conversations||*r|
|Select unread conversations||*u|
|Select starred conversations||*s|
|Select un-starred conversationsns||*t|