Keyboard shortcuts help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. You'll need a Standard 101/102-Key or Natural PS/2 Keyboard to use the shortcuts.
To turn these case-sensitive shortcuts on or off, click Settings, and then pick an option next to Keyboard shortcuts.
|c||Compose||Allows you to compose a new message. <Shift> + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.|
|/||Search||Puts your cursor in the search box.|
|k||Move to newer conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.|
|j||Move to older conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.|
|n||Next message||Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')|
|p||Previous message||Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')|
|o or <Enter>||Open||Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in 'Conversation View.'|
|u||Return to conversation list||Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.|
|e||Archive||Archive your conversation from any view.|
|m||Mute||Archives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc'd directly to you. Learn more.|
|x||Select conversation||Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.|
|s||Star a message or conversation||Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.|
|!||Report spam||Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.|
|r||Reply||Replies to the message sender. <Shift> + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')|
|a||Reply all||Replies to all message recipients. <Shift> +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')|
|f||Forward||Forwards a message. <Shift> + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')|
|<Esc>||Escape from input field||Removes the cursor from your current input field.|
<Ctrl> + s
Saves the current text as a draft when composing a message. Hold the <Ctrl> key while pressing s and make sure your cursor is in one of the text fields -- either the composition pane, or any of the To, CC, BCC, or Subject fields -- when using this shortcut.
Moves the conversation to Trash.
Opens the Labels menu to label a conversation.
Moves the conversation from the inbox to a different label, Spam or Trash.
|<Shift> + i||Mark as read||Marks your message as 'read' and skip to the next message.|
|<Shift> + u||Mark as unread||Marks your message as 'unread' so you can go back to it later.|
|[||Archive and previous||Archives your conversation and moves to the previous one.|
|]||Archive and next||Archives your conversation and moves to the next one.|
|z||Undo||Undoes your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an 'undo' link).|
|<Shift> + n||Update current conversation||Updates your current conversation when there are new messages.|
|q||Move cursor to chat search||Moves your cursor directly to the chat search box.|
|y||Remove from Current View*||
Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.
|.||Show more actions||Displays the 'More Actions' drop-down menu.|
|?||Show keyboard shortcuts help||Displays the keyboard shortcuts help menu within any page you're on.|
Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Gmail.
|<tab> then <Enter>||Send message||After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)|
|y then o||Archive and next||Archives your conversation and moves to the next one.|
|g then a||Go to 'All Mail'||Takes you to 'All Mail,' the storage site for all mail you've ever sent or received (and have not deleted).|
|g then s||Go to 'Starred'||Takes you to all conversations you have starred.|
|g then c||Go to 'Contacts'||Takes you to your Contacts list.|
|g then d||Go to 'Drafts'||Takes you to all drafts you have saved.|
|g then i||Go to 'Inbox'||Returns you to the inbox.|
|g then t||Go to 'Sent Mail'||Takes you to all mail you've sent.|
|* then a||Select all||Selects all mail.|
|* then n||Select none||Deselects all mail.|
|* then r||Select read||Selects all mail you've read.|
|* then u||Select unread||Selects all unread mail.|
|* then s||Select starred||Selects all starred mail.|
|* then t||Select unstarred||Selects all unstarred mail.|