Contacts keyboard shortcuts
Below is a list of shortcut keys you can use with the contact manager.
|k||Move up a contact||Moves your cursor up in your contact list.|
|j||Move down a contact||Moves your cursor down in your contact list.|
|o or <Enter>||Open||Opens the contact with the cursor next to it.|
|u||Return to contact list view||Refreshes your page and returns you to the contact list.|
|e||Remove from Current Group||Removes selected contacts from the group currently being displayed.|
|x||Select contact||Checks and selects a contact so that you can change group membership or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to the contact.|
|<Esc>||Escape from input field||Removes the cursor from the current input.|
|<Ctrl> then s||Save||Saves the contact as you are editing.|
|#||Delete||Deletes a contact permanently.|
|l||Group membership||Opens the groups button to group contacts.|
|z||Undo||Reverses your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an "undo" link).|
|.||Show more actions||Opens the "More actions" drop-down menu.|
|?||Show keyboard shortcuts help||Displays the keyboard shortcuts help menu within any page you're on.|
The following shortcuts are combinations of keys that help you manage additional actions in Gmail.
|g then c||Go to "Contacts"||Takes you to Contacts.|
|* then a||Select all||Selects all contacts.|
|* then n||Select none||Deselects all contacts.|
You can find a comprehensive list of Gmail shortcuts in this article.
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