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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 conver­sationk / j
Open conver­sation ; collap­se/­expando or Enter
Read pr­evious / next messagep / n
Go to next inbox section`
Go to previous inbox section~

Gmail Jumping

Open Inboxg then i
Open St­arred conver­sationsg then s
Open Sent messagesg then t
Open Draftsg then d
Open All messagesg then a
Open Co­ntactsg then c
Go to Buzzg then b
Go to labelg then l
Go to Tasksg 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 with cc addedd
compose with cc and bcc addedb
focus chat contact searchq
open shortcut help?

Gmail Search syntax

Doesn't contain-[arg]
Has attachmenthas:at­tac­hment
Attachment filenamefilena­me:­[fi­lename]
Before (date)before­:20­11/­11/20
After (date)after:­201­1/11/20
OR operatorfrom:annie OR from:david
Mailing listslist:[arg]
Group wordssubjec­t:(­word1 word2)
Search in all boxes (except spam & trash)in:any­where
Search in a specific boxin:trash in:inbox in:spam
Search specific messagesis:starred is:read is:unread
Search in chatsis:chat
Search for copy recipientscc:[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 conver­sationx
rotate superstars
remove labely
ignore conver­sationm
report as spam!
open mov­e-to menuv
move to trash#
reply in a new windowShift+r
reply alla
reply all in a new windowShift+a
fo­rward in a new windowShift+f
update conver­sationShift+n
send mailTab then Enter
focus last chat moleEsc
remove and go previous / next] / [
archive and go previous / next} / {
undo last actionz
open more actions menu.
open labels menul
mark as readShift+i
mark as unreadShift+u
mark unread from the selected message_
save draftCtrl+s
mark as important+ or =
mark as not important-
like / unlike buzzShift+l
sneak peekh
make a phone callg then p
launch Old Snakey&
add conver­sation to tasksShift+t

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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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