Keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides

Below, you'll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Slides.

You might also want to use access keys to navigate the application menus with your keyboard:

  1. Open the menu that you'd like to navigate. To find menu shortcuts, expand the sections below.
  2. Type the underlined letter in the menu item that you'd like to select.

For example, follow these steps to insert an image:

  1. Open the Insert menu:
    • Alt + I (Chrome on Windows/Linux)
    • Alt + Shift + I (Internet Explorer or Firefox on Windows/Linux)
    • Ctrl + Option + I (Mac)
  2. Notice that the letter I is underlined in Image. Press I to select Image.

PC shortcuts

Common actions

New slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate slide Ctrl + D
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Copy formatting of the selected text or shape Ctrl + Alt + C
Paste formatting of the selected text or shape Ctrl + Alt + V
Insert or edit link Ctrl + K
Open link Alt + Enter
Delete Delete
Select all Ctrl + A
Select none Ctrl + Shift + A
Find Ctrl + F
Find and replace Ctrl + H
Find again Ctrl + G
Find previous Ctrl + Shift + G
Open... Ctrl + O
Print Ctrl + P
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
Ctrl + S
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Search the menus Alt + /
Alt + Shift + Z
Google Chrome: Alt + Z
Hide or show menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + F

Film strip actions

Move to previous slide Page Up
Up arrow
Move to next slide Page Down
Down arrow
Move focus to first slide Home
Move focus to last slide End
Move slide up Ctrl + Up arrow
Move slide down Ctrl + Down arrow
Move slide to beginning Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
Move slide to end Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Select previous slide Shift + Up arrow
Select next slide Shift + Down arrow
Select first slide Shift + Home
Select last slide Shift + End

Navigation

Zoom in Ctrl + Alt + Plus
Zoom out Ctrl + Alt + Minus
Move to filmstrip Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F
Move to canvas Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Open speaker notes panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S
Change to HTML view of presentation Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
Open animations panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B
Continue in animation preview Enter
Open research tool Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I
Define selected word in research tool Ctrl + Shift + Y
Open revision history panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G
Move to next change in the current revision holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then R
Move to previous change in the current revision holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then R
Move focus to popup (for links, bookmarks, images)
Open cell border selection (for tables)
holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then P
Move focus out of presentation Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M
Play the selected video Enter
Present slides Ctrl + F5
Present slides from beginning Ctrl + Shift + F5
Exit the current mode Esc
Open chat inside the document Shift + Esc

Menus

Context menu Ctrl + Shift + \
Ctrl + Shift + X
File menu in Google Chrome: Alt + F
other browsers: Alt + Shift + F
Edit menu in Google Chrome: Alt + E
other browsers: Alt + Shift + E
View menu in Google Chrome: Alt + V
other browsers: Alt + Shift + V
Insert menu in Google Chrome: Alt + I
other browsers: Alt + Shift + I
Format menu in Google Chrome: Alt + O
other browsers: Alt + Shift + O
Tools menu in Google Chrome: Alt + T
other browsers: Alt + Shift + T
Table menu in Google Chrome: Alt + B
other browsers: Alt + Shift + B
Help menu in Google Chrome: Alt + H
other browsers: Alt + Shift + H
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
in Google Chrome: Alt + A
other browsers: Alt + Shift + A
Input tools menu
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Toggle input controls
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + K

Comments

Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + M
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Move to next comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then C
Move to previous comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then C
When focus is on comment, move to next comment J
When focus is on comment, move to previous comment K
When focus is on comment, reply to comment R
When focus is on comment, resolve comment E
Open comment discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A

Text

Bold Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Subscript Ctrl + ,
Superscript Ctrl + .
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Clear formatting Ctrl + \
Ctrl + Space
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Left align Ctrl + Shift + L
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Justify Ctrl + Shift + J
Move paragraph down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Move paragraph up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Increase indent Ctrl + ]
Decrease indent Ctrl + [
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7
Select list item holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then I
Select list items at current level holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then O
Move to next text formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then W
Move to previous text formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then W
Move to next misspelling Ctrl + '
Move to previous misspelling Ctrl + ;

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate Ctrl + D
Group Ctrl + G
Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G
Send backward Ctrl + Down arrow
Bring forward Ctrl + Up arrow
Send to back Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Bring to front Ctrl + 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° Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Alt + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 15° Alt + Right arrow
Resize larger horizontally Ctrl + Alt + B
Resize larger vertically Ctrl + Alt + I
Resize smaller Ctrl + Alt + J
Resize larger Ctrl + Alt + K
Resize smaller vertically Ctrl + Alt + Q
Resize smaller horizontally Ctrl + Alt + W
Exit crop mode Enter
Insert shape, line, or arrow onto canvas Enter
Close drawing editor Shift + Esc

Mouse shortcuts

Suppress guides Alt + Move with mouse
Duplicate Ctrl + Move with mouse
Resize from center Ctrl + Resize with mouse
Constrain to vertical or horizontal movements Shift + Move with mouse
Constrain to object's aspect ratio Shift + Resize with mouse
Constrain to 15° rotation increments Shift + Rotate with mouse
Select only completely enclosed shapes Alt + Click
Add to selection Shift + Click

Screen reader support

Speak selection Ctrl + Alt + X
Enable screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Slides with a screen reader
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Alt + Shift + ~
Speak from cursor location Ctrl + Alt + R
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then F
Mac shortcuts

Common actions

New slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate slide ⌘ + D
Undo ⌘ + Z
Redo ⌘ + Y
⌘ + Shift + Z
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
Find ⌘ + F
Find and replace ⌘ + H
Find again ⌘ + G
Find previous ⌘ + Shift + G
Open... ⌘ + O
Print ⌘ + P
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
⌘ + S
Show common keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + /
Search the menus Option + /
Ctrl + Option + Z
Mozilla Firefox: Ctrl + ~
Hide or show menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + F

Film strip actions

Move to previous slide Up arrow
Move to next slide Down arrow
Move focus to first slide Fn + Left arrow
Move focus to last slide Fn + Right 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
Select first slide Shift + Fn + Left arrow
Select last slide Shift + Fn + Right arrow

Navigation

Zoom in ⌘ + Option + Plus
Zoom out ⌘ + Option + Minus
Move to filmstrip ⌘ + Option + Shift + F
Move to canvas ⌘ + Option + Shift + C
Open speaker notes panel ⌘ + Option + Shift + S
Change to HTML view of presentation ⌘ + Option + Shift + H
Open animations panel ⌘ + Option + Shift + B
Continue in animation preview Enter
Open research tool ⌘ + Option + Shift + I
Define selected word in research tool ⌘ + Shift + Y
Open revision history panel ⌘ + Option + Shift + G
Move to next change in the current revision holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then R
Move to previous change in the current revision holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then R
Move focus to popup (for links, bookmarks, images)
Open cell border selection (for tables)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press E then P
Move focus out of presentation ⌘ + Option + Shift + M
Play the selected video Enter
Present slides ⌘ + Enter
Present slides from beginning ⌘ + Shift + Enter
Exit the current mode Esc
Open chat inside the document Shift + Esc

Menus

Context menu ⌘ + Shift + \
File menu Ctrl + Option + F
Edit menu Ctrl + Option + E
View menu Ctrl + Option + V
Insert menu Ctrl + Option + I
Slide menu Ctrl + Option + S
Format menu Ctrl + Option + O
Arrange menu Ctrl + Option + A
Tools menu Ctrl + Option + T
Table menu Ctrl + Option + B
Help menu Ctrl + Option + H
Input tools menu
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Option + Shift + K
Toggle input controls
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Shift + K

Comments

Insert comment ⌘ + Option + M
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press E then C
Move to next comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then C
Move to previous comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then C
When focus is on comment, move to next comment J
When focus is on comment, move to previous comment K
When focus is on comment, reply to comment R
When focus is on comment, resolve comment E
Open comment discussion thread ⌘ + Option + Shift + A

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
Move paragraph down Option + Shift + Up arrow
Move paragraph up 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 to next misspelling ⌘ + '
Move to previous misspelling ⌘ + ;

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate ⌘ + D
Group ⌘ + G
Ungroup ⌘ + 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
Exit crop mode Enter
Insert shape, line, or arrow onto canvas Enter
Close drawing editor ⌘ + Esc
Shift + Esc

Mouse shortcuts

Suppress guides ⌘ + Move with mouse
Duplicate Option + Move with mouse
Resize from center Option + Resize with mouse
Constrain to vertical or horizontal movements Shift + Move with mouse
Constrain to object's aspect ratio Shift + Resize with mouse
Constrain to 15° rotation increments Shift + Rotate with mouse
Select only completely enclosed shapes Option + Click
Add to selection Shift + Click

Screen reader support

Speak selection Ctrl + ⌘ + X
Enable screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Slides with a screen reader
Option + ⌘ + Z
Speak from cursor location Ctrl + ⌘ + R
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + ⌘, press A then F
Chrome OS shortcuts

Common actions

New slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate slide Ctrl + D
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Copy formatting of the selected text or shape Ctrl + Alt + C
Paste formatting of the selected text or shape Ctrl + Alt + V
Insert or edit link Ctrl + K
Open link Alt + Enter
Delete Delete
Select all Ctrl + A
Select none Ctrl + Shift + A
Find Ctrl + F
Find and replace Ctrl + H
Find again Ctrl + G
Find previous Ctrl + Shift + G
Open... Ctrl + O
Print Ctrl + P
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
Ctrl + S
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Search the menus Alt + /
Alt + Z
Hide or show menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + F

Film strip actions

Move focus to previous slide Alt + Up arrow
Up arrow
Move focus to next slide Alt + Down arrow
Down arrow
Move focus to first slide Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow
Move focus to last slide Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow
Extend selection to previous slide Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to next slide Shift + Down arrow
Move slide up Ctrl + Up arrow
Move slide down Ctrl + Down arrow
Move slide to beginning Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
Move slide to end Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow

Navigation

Zoom in Ctrl + Alt + Plus
Zoom out Ctrl + Alt + Minus
Move to filmstrip Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F
Move to canvas Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Open speaker notes panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S
Change to HTML view of presentation Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
Open animations panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B
Continue in animation preview Enter
Open research tool Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I
Define selected word in research tool Ctrl + Shift + Y
Move to next change in the current revision holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then R
Move to previous change in the current revision holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then R
Move focus to popup (for links, bookmarks, images)
Open cell border selection (for tables)
holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then P
Move focus out of presentation Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M
Play the selected video Enter
Present slides Ctrl + Search + 5
Present slides from beginning Ctrl + Shift + Search + 5
Exit the current mode Esc
Open chat inside the document Shift + Esc

Menus

Context menu Ctrl + Shift + X
File menu Alt + F
Edit menu Alt + E
View menu Alt + V
Insert menu Alt + I
Format menu Alt + O
Tools menu Alt + T
Table menu Alt + B
Help menu Alt + H
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Alt + A
Input tools menu
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Toggle input controls
(available in presentations in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + K

Comments

Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + M
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Move to next comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then C
Move to previous comment in the presentation holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then C
When focus is on comment, move to next comment J
When focus is on comment, move to previous comment K
When focus is on comment, reply to comment R
When focus is on comment, resolve comment E
Open comment discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A

Text

Bold Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Subscript Ctrl + ,
Superscript Ctrl + .
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Clear formatting Ctrl + Space
Ctrl + \
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Justify Ctrl + Shift + J
Increase indent Ctrl + ]
Decrease indent Ctrl + [
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7
Select list item holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then I
Select list items at current level holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then O
Move to next text formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then W
Move to previous text formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then W
Move to next misspelling Ctrl + '
Move to previous misspelling Ctrl + ;

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate Ctrl + D
Group Ctrl + G
Ungroup Ctrl + Shift + G
Send backward Ctrl + Down arrow
Bring forward Ctrl + Up arrow
Send to back Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Bring to front Ctrl + 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° Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Alt + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 15° Alt + Right arrow
Resize larger horizontally Ctrl + Alt + B
Resize larger vertically Ctrl + Alt + I
Resize smaller Ctrl + Alt + J
Resize larger Ctrl + Alt + K
Resize smaller vertically Ctrl + Alt + Q
Resize smaller horizontally Ctrl + Alt + W
Exit crop mode Enter
Insert shape, line, or arrow onto canvas Enter
Close drawing editor Ctrl + Esc
Shift + Esc

Mouse shortcuts

Duplicate Ctrl + Move with mouse
Resize from center Ctrl + Resize with mouse
Constrain to vertical or horizontal movements Shift + Move with mouse
Constrain to object's aspect ratio Shift + Resize with mouse
Constrain to 15° rotation increments Shift + Rotate with mouse
Add to selection Shift + Click

Screen reader support

Speak selection Ctrl + Alt + X
Enable screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Slides with a screen reader
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Alt + Shift + ~
Speak from cursor location Ctrl + Alt + R
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then F
Android shortcuts

Common actions

New slide Ctrl + M
Duplicate slide Ctrl + D
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Open link Alt + Enter
Delete Delete
Select all Ctrl + A
Select none Ctrl + Shift + A

Film strip actions

Move focus to previous slide Alt + Up arrow
Up arrow
Move focus to next slide Alt + Down arrow
Down arrow
Extend selection to previous slide Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to next slide Shift + Down arrow
Move slide up Ctrl + Up arrow
Move slide down Ctrl + Down arrow

Navigation

Move to filmstrip Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F
Move to canvas Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Open speaker notes panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S
Move focus out of presentation
(except in film strip)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M

Text formatting

Bold Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Subscript Ctrl + ,
Superscript Ctrl + .
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Clear formatting Ctrl + \
Ctrl + Space
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Left align Ctrl + Shift + L
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Justify Ctrl + Shift + J
Increase indent Ctrl + ]
Decrease indent Ctrl + [
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate Ctrl + D
Send backward Ctrl + Down arrow
Bring forward Ctrl + Up arrow
Send to back Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Bring to front Ctrl + 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° Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Alt + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 15° Alt + Right arrow
Resize larger horizontally Ctrl + Alt + B
Resize larger vertically Ctrl + Alt + I
Resize smaller Ctrl + Alt + J
Resize larger Ctrl + Alt + K
Resize smaller horizontally Ctrl + Alt + W
Some shortcuts might not work for all languages or keyboard formats.

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