Saturday, February 24, 2024

How to Master Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn to navigate Gmail like a pro with these essential keyboard shortcuts and save valuable time.

By Rodger Mansfield, Editor
February 24, 2024

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Tired of endless clicking in Gmail?

Wish you could manage emails like a pro?

Do you wish there was a way to manage your email faster without all the mouse work? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use The Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts.

Gmail keyboard shortcuts are your secret weapons for inbox domination!

Skyrocket your productivity, reduce hand strain, and stay focused with Gmail keyboard shortcuts.

Here's how to do it.

Turn on Keyboard Shortcuts
  1. Log in to your Gmail account on the web at .
  2. Before you can master Gmail shortcuts, you need to enable them.
  3. Click the gear icon (Settings) in the top right corner.
  4. Choose "See All Settings".
  5. Scroll down to the "Keyboard shortcuts" section.
  6. Select "Keyboard shortcuts on".
  7. Click "Save Changes" at the bottom.

Gmail Keyboard Shortcut Setting
fig. 1 - Gmail Keyboard Shortcut Setting

Top Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Compose New Message (C): Start drafting a new email instantly.
  • Open an Email (O): Read a selected email without extra clicks.
  • Jump to Search Bar (/): Find exactly what you need, fast.
  • Send (Control + Enter): Send email.
  • Archive an Email (E): Remove an email from the inbox while keeping it accessible.

For a complete guide to Gmail keyboard shortcuts, press "Shift + ?" within your inbox.

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts List
fig. 2 - Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts List

These top Gmail keyboard shortcuts dramatically increase your inbox navigation speed.

Mastering Gmail keyboard shortcuts is a simple change with a huge payoff.  

By adopting these techniques, you'll transform yourself into an email ninja, saving time, and boosting inbox efficiency.

What's your favorite Gmail keyboard shortcut?

Let us know in the comments below.


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