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Gmail Cheat Sheet by fredv

Cheat Sheet for Gmail : Shortcut keys, tips

Gmail Navigation

Back to threadlist (or refresh thread­list)
u
Newer / older conver­sation
k / j
Open conver­sation ; collap­se/­expand
o or Enter
Read pr­evious / next message
p / n
Go to next inbox section
`
Go to previous inbox section
~

Gmail Jumping

Open Inbox
g then i
Open St­arred conver­sations
g then s
Open Sent messages
g then t
Open Drafts
g then d
Open All messages
g then a
Open Co­ntacts
g then c
Go to Buzz
g then b
Go to label
g then l
Go to Tasks
g then k

Gmail Threadlist selection

select all conver­sations
* then a
deselect all conver­sations
* then n
select read conver­sations
* then r
select unread conver­sations
* then u
select st­arred conver­sations
* then s
select unsarred conver­sations
* then t

Gmail Tips and tricks

Press u to refresh the threadlist
 
For multi selection, select a conver­sation then shift­+click another one to select all the conver­sations in between
 
Add EOM (end of message) in the subject to avoid the no-tex­t-i­n-body warning
 

Gmail Applic­ation

co­mpose
c
compose with cc added
d
compose with cc and bcc added
b
search
/
focus chat contact search
q
open shortcut help
?

Gmail Search syntax

From
from:[arg]
To
to:[arg]
Label
label:­[arg]
Subject
subjec­t:[arg]
Doesn't contain
-[arg]
Has attachment
has:at­tac­hment
Attachment filename
filena­me:­[fi­lename]
Before (date)
before­:20­11/­11/20
After (date)
after:­201­1/11/20
OR operator
from:annie OR from:david
Mailing lists
list:[arg]
Group words
subjec­t:(­word1 word2)
Search in all boxes (except spam & trash)
in:any­where
Search in a specific box
in:trash in:inbox in:spam
Search specific messages
is:starred is:read is:unread
Search in chats
is:chat
Search for copy recipients
cc:[arg] bcc:[arg]
[arg] can be a word, or an email adress
[filename] can be a filename or a part of a filename
 

Gmail Actions

move focus to toolbar
,
select conver­sation
x
rotate superstar
s
remove label
y
archive
e
ignore conver­sation
m
report as spam
!
open mov­e-to menu
v
move to trash
#
reply
r
reply in a new window
Shift+r
reply all
a
reply all in a new window
Shift+a
fo­rward
f
fo­rward in a new window
Shift+f
update conver­sation
Shift+n
send mail
Tab then Enter
focus last chat mole
Esc
remove and go previous / next
] / [
archive and go previous / next
} / {
undo last action
z
open more actions menu
.
open labels menu
l
mark as read
Shift+i
mark as unread
Shift+u
mark unread from the selected message
_
save draft
Ctrl+s
mark as important
+ or =
mark as not important
-
like / unlike buzz
Shift+l
sneak peek
h
make a phone call
g then p
launch Old Snakey
&
add conver­sation to tasks
Shift+t
 

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Comments

wattslevi wattslevi, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Cool sheet. Thanks for sharing.

DaveChild DaveChild, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Great cheat sheet, fred! Lots of useful info. I use gmail, and I had no idea about most of these shortcuts.

danh danh, 10:02 28 Nov 11

I agree. These are all new to me!

fredv fredv, 10:02 28 Nov 11

I have modified the order : now shortcut keys is at the right.. I think it's better like that

Drillerly Drillerly, 07:03 7 Dec 11

hi there i am fresh member here so i simply just need to launch me personally as well as say hola

ryanh ryanh, 08:57 26 Feb 14

Is there a shortcut for "Go to Category"? Ever since Gmail switched to using categories recently, the "Go to label" shortcut doesn't work for categories.

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