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Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Gmail Shortcuts for Composing Messages

6:25 PM

Gmail's new interface for composing messages has some cool keyboard shortcuts:

  • Shift+Esc - focus the main window
  • Esc - focus the latest chat or compose box
  • Ctrl+. - advance to the next chat or compose box
  • Ctrl+, - advance to the previous chat or compose box
  • Ctrl+Enter - send message
  • Ctrl+Shift+c - add CC recipients
  • Ctrl+Shift+b - add BCC recipients
  • Ctrl+Shift+f - add custom from

These shortcuts are displayed when you mouse over some buttons from the rich-text editor:

  • Ctrl+Shift+2 - insert emoticon
  • Ctrl+Shift+7 - bulleted list
  • Ctrl+Shift+8 - numbered list
  • Ctrl+[ - indent less
  • Ctrl+] - indent more
  • Ctrl+Shift+l - align left
  • Ctrl+Shift+e - align center
  • Ctrl+Shift+r - align right

You can see the entire list of shortcuts by pressing Shift+? in the Gmail window.


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