Time Saving Shortcuts in Gmail

On August 9, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Social Media

Gmail is one of the most well liked email clients out there. It’s easy to use and powerful. If you are among the many people who use Gmail, you are probably not using it as efficiently as you could. You most likely don’t realize this but Gmail has a huge selection of shortcuts to save you time. Even better, there is a single trick that allows you to pull up all of the shortcuts at once.

The Power of ?

What is the mysterious shortcut to access the shortcut cheat sheet? The question-mark key! All you have to do is be in a non text-input field and hit the question-mark. This quickly pulls up a list of all the shortcuts that are available. Yet another way to open it, if you don’t just like the question mark, is to press the "Shift" key and the "+" sign on your keyboard.

The Shortcuts

There are a multitude of shortcuts at your disposal in Gmail, but just to get a sample we have described a few below.

  • By pressing the "c" key, you automatically begin composing a new message in Gmail. If you press "Shift" and then "c," you'll be able to compose that new message in a new window.
  • The "n" key moves your cursor to the next message in your inbox, while pressing the "p" key moves you to the previous message.
  • If you want to mark certain messages as being of high importance, hit the "s" key. This will star particular messages. If you hit the "-" key, you'll label a message as being unimportant.

Those hardly scrap the surface of the time saving shortcuts accessible in Gmail. These shortcuts might take some time to get accustomed to but once you use them consistently they will become second nature and you will save a lot of time. There's no reason not to make use of the shortcuts available to you in Gmail. You may also save enough time that you can take a longer lunch and enjoy the sunshine.


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