Contacts keyboard shortcuts

Below is a list of shortcut keys you can use with the contact manager.

Shortcut Key Definition Action
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.

Shortcut Key Definition Action
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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