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.

Android shortcuts

Some shortcuts may only work on the latest version of Android.

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 hold Ctrl + Alt, press u then a
Insert link Ctrl + k
Insert comment Alt + Ctrl + m
Hide comment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + n
Find Ctrl + f
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /

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
Move slide to beginning Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
Move slide to end Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow


Move to filmstrip Ctrl + Alt + Shift + f
Move to canvas Ctrl + Alt + Shift + c
Open speaker notes panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + s
Present from current slide (device) Ctrl + Alt + p
Present from beginning (device) Ctrl + Alt + Shift + p
Present from current slide (meeting) Ctrl + Alt + h
Present from beginning (meeting) Ctrl + Alt + Shift + h
Exit the current mode Esc

Comments & footnotes

Move to next comment in the presentation hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then c

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 + [
Move paragraph down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Move paragraph up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7


Next Right arrow
Previous Left arrow
Go to specific slide Slide's number followed by Enter
Toggle laser pointer l
Show a blank black slide b or .
Return to the presentation from a blank black slide Press any key
Show a blank white slide w or ,
Return to the presentation from a blank white slide Press any key

Video player

Toggle play/pause k
Rewind 10 seconds u
Fast forward 10 seconds o
Previous frame (while paused) Shift + ,
Next frame (while paused) Shift + .

Seek to specific point in the video

Example: To advance to 70% duration, use Shift+7

Shift + 0-9

Toggle captions on/off c

Move and arrange objects

Duplicate Ctrl + d
Group Alt + Ctrl + g
Ungroup Shift + Alt + Ctrl + 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 horizontally Ctrl + Alt + w

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

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