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Use Google Workspace keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help you get more done with fewer clicks.

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Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Turn on keyboard shortcuts

  1. Open Gmail .
  2. At the top right, click Settings and thenSee all settings.
  3. Scroll to the Keyboard shortcuts section and select Keyboard shortcuts on.
  4. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Gmail and press Shift + ?.
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Write an email Keyboard shortcut
Compose c
Add Cc recipients ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + c
Insert a link ⌘/Ctrl + k
Compose in a new tab  d
Add Bcc recipients  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + b
Send ⌘/Ctrl + Enter
Read an email Keyboard shortcut
Previous message in an open conversation * p
Mark as read Shift + i
Expand entire conversation * ;
Next message in an open conversation * n
Mark as unread Shift + u
Collapse entire conversation * :
Format text Keyboard shortcut
Bold ⌘/Ctrl + b
Underline ⌘/Ctrl + u
Italics ⌘/Ctrl + i
Remove formatting /Ctrl + \
Interact with an email Keyboard shortcut
Select conversation x
Add conversation to Tasks  Shift + t 
Snooze b
Archive e
Reply r
Reply all a
Forward f
Categorize an email Keyboard shortcut
Mark as important + or
Mark as not important  -
Open Label as menu  l
Select starred conversations * + s
Navigate your inbox Keyboard shortcut
Go to Inbox g + i
Go to Sent messages  g + t 
Go to Drafts g + d
Go to All mail  g + a

Conversation view must be enabled.

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Chrome Browser keyboard shortcuts

Note: For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see Chrome keyboard shortcuts.
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Open and close tabs Keyboard shortcut
Open a new tab and jump to it ⌘/Ctrl + t 
Reopen the last closed tab and jump to it ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + t
Jump to a specific tab ⌘/Ctrl + 1 through ⌘/Ctrl + 8
Close the current tab or pop-up  ⌘/Ctrl + w
Open and close windows Keyboard shortcut
Open a new window  ⌘/Ctrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + n
Close the current window ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + w
Minimize the window ⌘ + m
Alt + Space + n
Use Chrome browser Keyboard shortcut
Search the web  ⌘ + Option + f
Ctrl + k
Open the Downloads page in a new tab ⌘ + Shift + j
Ctrl + j
Open options to print the current page ⌘/Ctrl + p
Open options to save the current page ⌘/Ctrl + s 
Open a file from your computer in Chrome browser ⌘/Ctrl + o + select a file
Save your current webpage as a bookmark ⌘/Ctrl + d
Jump to the address bar ⌘/Ctrl + l
Open the Bookmark Manager ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + o
Sign in as a different user or browse as a guest ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + m
Open the History page in a new tab ⌘ + y
Ctrl + h
Quit Chrome Browser ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + q
Customize Chrome browser Keyboard shortcut
Open your home page in the current tab ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + h
Make everything on the page smaller  ⌘/Ctrl and - 
Make everything on the page bigger ⌘/Ctrl and +
Return everything on the page to the default size ⌘/Ctrl + 0
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Calendar keyboard shortcuts

Turn on keyboard shortcuts

  1. In Google Calendar, click Settings and thenSettings.
  2. At left, click Keyboard shortcuts.
  3. Check the Enable keyboard shortcuts box. 
  4. Click Back  to return to Calendar.

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Calendar and press Shift + ?
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Navigate your calendar Keyboard shortcut
Change your calendar view to the next date range j or
Move to the current day t
Refresh your calendar ⌘/Ctrl +r
Go to the Settings page s
Change your calendar view Keyboard shortcut
Day view 1 or d
Week view 2 or w
Month view 3 or m
Agenda view 5 or a
Create and edit events Keyboard shortcut
Create a new event c
See an event's details e
Delete an event Delete
Undo z
Save event (from the event details page) ⌘/Ctrl + s
Return to calendar grid from an event details page Esc

Jump to Tasks and Keep

Use Google Keep and Google Tasks in a side panel while you’re in Calendar.

Keyboard shortcut

To go to the side panel, use these shortcuts:

Windows Ctrl + Alt + . or Ctrl + Alt + , 
Chromebook Alt + Shift + . or Alt + Shift + ,
Mac Option + ⌘ +. or Option + ⌘ +,
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Drive keyboard shortcuts

Below, you'll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web.

To display the keyboard shortcut list in Google Drive, press Ctrl + / (Windows and Chrome OS) or command + / (Mac).

Important: Google Drive has updated keyboard shortcuts to make it easier to navigate using first letters navigation. The shortcuts will be updated for everyone on August 1, 2024, but you can choose to get them sooner in your Drive settings:

  1. In Google Drive, press t to open the Settings menu, then press arrow down to "Keyboard shortcuts" and press enter. A notification displays.
  2. Press Tab to get to "Update now," then press enter.

Use the table below to see the old and new shortcuts for Windows/ChromeOS and Mac OS.

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Navigation and views

Go to navigation panel (folders list) g then n
g then f
alt + g then n
alt + g then f
option + g then n
option + g then f
Go to items view g then l alt + g then i option + g then i
Switch between grid and list in items view v alt + v then l option + v then l
Go to page content g then c alt + g then c option + g then c
Go to details pane g then d alt + g then d option + g then d
Go to top of application (Google bar) g then t alt + g then t option + g then t
Go to download status g then a alt + g then a option + g then a
Go to upload status g then u alt + g then u option + g then u
Show or hide approvals pane e alt + v then e option + v then e
Show or hide details pane d alt + v then d option + v then d
Show or hide activity pane i alt + v then a option + v then a

Select items

Select or deselect item x shift + space shift + space
Select next item down j
down arrow
down arrow down arrow
Select next item up k
up arrow
up arrow up arrow
Select next item to the left h
left arrow
left arrow left arrow
Select next item to the right l
right arrow
right arrow right arrow
Extend selection down shift + down arrow shift + down arrow shift + down arrow
Extend selection up shift + up arrow shift + up arrow shift + up arrow
Extend selection left shift + left arrow shift + left arrow shift + left arrow
Extend selection right shift + right arrow shift + right arrow shift + right arrow
Select all visible items shift + a ctrl + a command + a
Clear all selections shift + n esc esc

Move between items

Move down without changing selection

ctrl + down arrow (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + down arrow (Mac)
ctrl + down arrow command + down arrow
Move up without changing selection

ctrl + up arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + up arrow (Mac)
ctrl + up arrow command + up arrow
Move left without changing selection

ctrl + left arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + left arrow (Mac)
ctrl + left arrow command + left arrow
Move right without changing selection

ctrl + right arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + right arrow (Mac
ctrl + right arrow command + right arrow

Take action on selected items

Open selected items enter
o
enter enter
Open selected items in new tab

ctrl + enter (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + return (Mac)


ctrl + enter

command + enter
Rename selected items n

F2

F2

Share selected items . (dot) ctrl + alt + a command + option + a
Move selected items to new folder z ctrl + alt + m command + option + m
Star or unstar selected items s ctrl + alt + s command + option + s

Create shortcuts to selected items

shift + z ctrl + alt + r command + option + r
Remove selected items

# or alt + backspace (Chrome OS)

# or delete (Windows)

# or Fn + delete (Mac)
delete or # delete or #
Copy selected item URLs to the clipboard

ctrl + c (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + c (Mac)

ctrl + alt + l command + option + l
Copy selected item titles to the clipboard

ctrl + shift + c (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + c (Mac)
ctrl + shift + c command + shift + c
Cut selected items to the clipboard

ctrl + x (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + x (Mac)

ctrl + x command + x
Paste items from the clipboard as a shortcut

ctrl + shift + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + v (Mac)

ctrl + shift + v command + shift + v
Paste selected items from the clipboard
or move selected items from the clipboard

ctrl + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + v (Mac)

ctrl + shift + v command + shift + v
Create a shortcut for the selected item

ctrl + shift + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + v (Mac)

ctrl + alt + r command + option + r
Redo last undone action

ctrl + shift + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + z (Mac)

ctrl + y command + y
Upload file shift + u alt + c then u control + c then u
Upload folder shift + i alt + c then i control + c then i

Create new items

Document shift + t alt + c then t control + c then t
Presentation shift + p alt + c then p control + c then p
Spreadsheet shift + s alt + c then s control + c then s
Drawing shift + d alt + c then d control + c then d
Folder shift + f alt + c then f control + c then f
Form shift + o alt + c then o control + c then o

Open menus

Create menu c alt + n control + n
More actions menu a

shift + F10

alt + a

shift + F10

control + a

Current folder actions menu f alt + shift + a control + shift + a
Sort menu r alt + r control + r
Settings menu t control + shift + s command + shift + s

Application actions

Display keyboard shortcuts list

shift + /

ctrl + / (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + / (Mac)

ctrl + / command + /
Choose next visual density
(row height and element spacing for list view)
q then q alt + t then q control + t then q
Find/find next

ctrl + f (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + f (Mac)

ctrl + f command + f
Print

ctrl + p (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + p (Mac)

ctrl + p command + p
Undo last action

ctrl + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + z (Mac)

ctrl + z command + z
Redo last undone action

ctrl + shift + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + Shift + z (Mac)

ctrl + y command + y
Show last message m alt + g then k option + g then k
Search your Drive / / /

Preview mode actions

Preview items p ctrl + alt + p command + option + p
Close esc esc esc
Play/pause space space space
Zoom in + or = + or = + or =
Zoom out - - -
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Docs keyboard shortcuts

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Google Docs and press ⌘ + / (Mac) or Ctrl + / (Windows, Chrome OS). 
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Common actions Keyboard shortcut
Copy ⌘/Ctrl + c 
Cut ⌘/Ctrl + x
Paste ⌘/Ctrl + v 
Paste without formatting  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + v 
Undo ⌘/Ctrl + z
Redo ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + z
Insert or edit link  ⌘/Ctrl + k
Find ⌘/Ctrl + f
Format text Keyboard shortcut
Bold ⌘/Ctrl + b
Italicize ⌘/Ctrl + i
Underline ⌘/Ctrl + u
Strikethrough Option/Alt + Shift + 5
Superscript ⌘/Ctrl + .
Copy text formatting ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + c
Format paragraphs Keyboard shortcut
Increase paragraph indentation ⌘/Ctrl + ] 
Decrease paragraph indentation ⌘/Ctrl + [ 
Numbered list ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + 7
Right align  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + r
Left align  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + l
Bulleted list  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + 8
Add comments and footnotes Keyboard shortcut
Insert comment  ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + m
Open discussion thread ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + a
Insert footnote  ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + f
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Sheets keyboard shortcuts

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Google Sheets and press Ctrl + / (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + / (Mac).
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Common actions Keyboard shortcut
Select column Ctrl + Space
Select row Shift + Space
Insert a link ⌘/Ctrl + k
Insert new sheet Shift + F11
Format cells Keyboard shortcut
Bold ⌘/Ctrl + b 
Underline ⌘/Ctrl + u
Italic ⌘/Ctrl + i 
Apply right border Option + Shift + 4
Apply top border Option + Shift + 1
Clear formatting  ⌘/Ctrl + \
Center align  ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + e
Right align ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + r
Left align ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + l
Apply left border Option + Shift + 2
Apply bottom border Option + Shift + 3
Change rows and columns Keyboard shortcut
Hide row  ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + 9
Group rows or columns Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Unhide row ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + 9
Ungroup rows or columns Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Add notes and comments Keyboard shortcut
Insert/edit note Shift + F2
Insert comment  ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + m
Open comment discussion thread ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + a
 
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Slides keyboard shortcuts

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Google Slides and press Ctrl + / (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + / (Mac).
Use ⌘ for Mac or Ctrl for Windows, Chrome OS.

Common actions Keyboard shortcut
New slide  Ctrl + m
Select all ⌘/Ctrl + a
Open link Alt + Enter
Select none ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + a
Insert or edit link Ctrl + k
Format text Keyboard shortcut
Bold ⌘/Ctrl + b
Italic ⌘/Ctrl + i
Underline ⌘/Ctrl + u
Increase font size ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + <
Bulleted list ⌘/Ctrl + Shift + 8
Move and arrange objects Keyboard shortcut
Group ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + g 
Ungroup ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + g
Nudge up, down, left, or right Arrow keys
Select next shape Tab
Select previous shape Shift + Tab
Switch between slides Keyboard shortcut
Move to previous slide Page Up
Up arrow
Move to next slide Page Down
Down arrow
Add notes and comments Keyboard shortcut
Insert comment ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + m
Enter current comment Holding ⌘/Ctrl + Enter
Open comment discussion thread ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + a
Navigate presentations Keyboard shortcut
Open speaker notes panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + s 
Open animations panel  ⌘/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + b

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Google Meet keyboard shortcuts

Note: To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, open Google Meet and in a video meeting, press Shift + ?

Accessible info (requires screen reader) Mac Windows/Chrome OS
Announce who is currently speaking Ctrl + ⌘ + s Ctrl + Alt + s
Announce current information about the room Ctrl + ⌘ + i Ctrl + Alt + i
Announce recently received reactions Ctrl + ⌘ + x Ctrl + Alt + x
Meeting controls Mac Windows/Chrome OS
Show or hide captions c c
Turn on or off camera ⌘ + e Ctrl + e
Mute or unmute your microphone ⌘ + d Ctrl + d
Increase the number of participant tiles Ctrl + ⌘ + k Ctrl + Alt + k
Decrease the number of participant tiles Ctrl + ⌘ + j Ctrl + Alt + j
Show or hide meeting chat window Ctrl + ⌘ + c Ctrl + Alt + c
Show or hide participants Ctrl + ⌘ + p Ctrl + Alt + p
Raise or lower your hand Ctrl + ⌘ + h Ctrl + Alt + h
Minimize or expand your video Ctrl + ⌘ + m Ctrl + Alt + m
Push to Talk Press and hold spacebar Press and hold spacebar

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