Keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides

Use keyboard shortcuts in Google Slides to navigate, format, and edit.

Note: Some shortcuts might not work for all languages or keyboards.

Common actions

Duplicate slide ⌘ + d
Undo ⌘ + z
Redo ⌘ + y
Copy ⌘ + c
Cut ⌘ + x
Paste ⌘ + v
Copy formatting of the selected text or shape ⌘ + Option + c
Paste formatting of the selected text or shape ⌘ + Option + v
Insert or edit link ⌘ + k
Open link Option + Enter
Delete Delete
Select all ⌘ + a
Select none ⌘ + Shift + a

Film strip actions

Move to previous slide Up arrow
Move to next slide Down arrow
Move slide up ⌘ + Up arrow
Move slide down ⌘ + Down arrow
Move slide to beginning ⌘ + Shift + Up arrow
Move slide to end ⌘ + Shift + Down arrow
Select previous slide Shift + Up arrow
Select next slide Shift + Down arrow

Navigation

Move to filmstrip ⌘ + Option + Shift + f
Move to canvas ⌘ + Option + Shift + c
Open speaker notes panel ⌘ + Option + Shift + s
Exit the current mode Esc

Comments

Insert comment ⌘ + Option + m

Text

Bold ⌘ + b
Italic ⌘ + i
Underline ⌘ + u
Subscript ⌘ + ,
Superscript ⌘ + .
Strikethrough Option + Shift + 5
Clear formatting ⌘ + \ (back slash)
Increase font size ⌘ + Shift + >
Decrease font size ⌘ + Shift + <
Left align ⌘ + Shift + l
Right align ⌘ + Shift + r
Center align ⌘ + Shift + e
Justify ⌘ + Shift + j
Select paragraph above Option + Shift + Up arrow
Select paragraph below Option + Shift + Down arrow
Increase indent ⌘ + ]
Decrease indent ⌘ + [
Bulleted list ⌘ + Shift + 8
Numbered list ⌘ + Shift + 7
Select list item holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then i
Select list items at current level holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then o
Move to next text formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then w
Move to previous text formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then w

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate ⌘ + d
Group ⌘ + Option + g
Ungroup ⌘ + Option + Shift + g
Send backward ⌘ + Down arrow
Bring forward ⌘ + Up arrow
Send to back ⌘ + Shift + Down arrow
Bring to front ⌘ + Shift + Up arrow
Select next shape Tab
Select previous shape Shift + Tab
Nudge up, down, left, or right Arrow keys
Nudge one pixel at a time Shift + Arrow keys
Rotate counterclockwise by 1° Option + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Option + Shift + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Option + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 15° Option + Right arrow
Resize larger horizontally ⌘ + Ctrl + b
Resize larger vertically ⌘ + Ctrl + i
Resize smaller ⌘ + Ctrl + j
Resize larger ⌘ + Ctrl + k
Resize smaller vertically ⌘ + Ctrl + q
Resize smaller horizontally ⌘ + Ctrl + w

Screen reader support

Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + ⌘, press a then f
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