Keyboard Shortcut for Popular Email Services & Programs

Gmail

Gmail Hotkeys

c Allows you to compose a new message.
Shift + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.
/ Puts your cursor in the search box.
k Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.
j Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.
n Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
p Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
o or Enter Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View.’
u Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
y Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.

  • From ‘Inbox,’ ‘y’ means Archive
  • From ‘Starred,’ ‘y’ means Unstar
  • From any label, ‘y’ means Remove the label

‘y’ has no effect if you’re in ‘Spam,’ ‘Sent,’ or ‘All Mail.’

x Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
s Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.
! Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
r Reply to the message sender.
Shift + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
a Reply to all message recipients
Shift +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
f Forward a message.
Shift + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
Esc Removes the cursor from your current input field.

Hotkeys to navigate through Gmail

tab then Enter After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)
y then o Archive your conversation and move to the next one.
g then a Takes you to ‘All Mail,’ the storage site for all mail you’ve ever sent or received (and have not deleted).
g then s Takes you to all conversations you have starred.
g then c Takes you to your Contacts list.
g then d Takes you to all drafts you have saved.
g then i Returns you to the inbox.

Yahoo! Mail Hotkeys

c Allows you to compose a new message.
/ Puts your cursor in the search box.
k Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation.
j Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation.
n Moves your cursor to the next message.
p Moves your cursor to the previous message.
o or <Enter> Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View.’
u Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
y Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.
x Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
s Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.
! Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
r Reply to the message sender.
a Reply to all message recipients.
f Forward a message.
Esc Removes the cursor from your current input field.
d Deletes message(s)

Microsoft Outlook Express Hotkeys

Ctrl+P Print the selected message
Ctrl+M Send and receive mail
DEL or Ctrl+D Delete a mail message
Ctrl+N Open or post a new message
Ctrl+SHIFT+B Open the Address Book
Ctrl+R Reply to the message author
Ctrl+F Forward a message
Ctrl+I Go to your Inbox
Ctrl+> or Ctrl+SHIFT+> Go to the next message in the list
Ctrl+< or Ctrl+SHIFT+< Go to the previous message in the list
Alt+ Enter View properties of a selected message
Ctrl+F3 View the full source of the message
Ctrl+U Go to next unread mail message
Ctrl+Y Go to a folder
Ctrl+O or ENTER Open a selected message
Ctrl+ENTER or Ctrl+Q Mark a message as read
TAB Move between the Folders list (if on), message list, preview pane, and Contacts list (if on)
Ctrl+SHIFT+A Mark all news messages as read
F7 Check spelling
Ctrl+SHIFT+S Insert signature
Ctrl+ENTER or ALT+S Send (post) a message

TheBat! HotKeys

Editor

Movements
scroll up/down to one row Alt+Up/Down
to the beginning of the row Home
to the end of the row End
to the beginning of the page Ctrl+PageUp
to the end of the page Ctrl+PageDown
to the beginning of the text Ctrl+Home
to the end of the text Ctrl+End
Word
uppercase the WORD Ctrl+[
lowercase the word Ctrl+]
change the register of the letters of a word Ctrl+\
capitalize the Word Ctrl+/
Blocks, Rows
justify the block or paragraph Alt+J
align the block on right end Alt+R
align the block on left end Alt+L
align the block on center Alt+C
switch block type to stream Ctrl+O K
switch block type to column Ctrl+O C
switch block type to linear Ctrl+O L
mark the current word Ctrl+K T
mark the current row Ctrl+K L
toggle insert/overwrite mode Ins
delete the block Ctrl+Del Ctrl+K Y
copy the block to clipboard Ctrl+Q C Ctrl+Ins Ctrl+K
paste the block from clipboard Shift+Ins Ctrl+K V Ctrl+V
move the block to the right Ctrl+K I
cut the block Shift+Del Ctrl+X
paste the block as quotation Alt+Ins
mark the beginning of a block Ctrl+K B
mark the end of a block Ctrl+K K
toggle the mark of a block Ctrl+K H
read the block from file Ctrl+K R
write the block to a file Ctrl+K W
delete the current line Ctrl+Y
delete to the end of line Ctrl+Q Y
place a position marker on the text Ctrl+K n (n=0..9)
go to a marker Ctrl+Q n (n=0..9)
new row Enter
delete character on the left Backspace Ctrl+H
delete character on the right Del Ctrl+G
delete the word after cursor Ctrl+T
delete the word before cursor Ctrl+Backspace
undo Alt+Backspace
column selection DG Alt+mouse
stream selection Shift+mouse
line selection Ctrl+mouse
Search
search for a string F7 Ctrl+F Ctrl+Q FF3 Ctrl+L
repeat the last search Shift+F7 F3 Ctrl+L
search and replace Ctrl+F7 Ctrl+Q A
reverse search Alt+F7
Message
F2 Ctrl+Enter send message immediately
Shift+F2 save message in Outbox and exit editing
Ctrl+S save message and continue editing
Ctrl+F2 Alt+F5 save message as…
Alt+F2 save draft
Esc cancel message
Utilities
Ctrl+Q D insert current date
Ctrl+Q T insert current time
Alt+PgDn attach UUE file
Alt+PgUp attach MIME file
Ctrl+A select all
F4 check spelling
Ctrl+F4 automatic spell checking
Ctrl+Shift+F autoformat text (while typing)
Ctrl+Shift+W new row at the end of the line (autowrap)
Ctrl+Shift+J justify on autowrap

Message List Window

Messages
Enter open
Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+F5 Ctrl+R reply
F4 reply, qouting selected text
Shift+F4 reply without quotation
Ctrl+F4 reply to the sender
Ctrl+Backspace find reply to the message
Ctrl+Shift+F5 reply to all
Ctrl+F Shift+F5 forward
Ctrl+E Ctrl+F6 redirect
Shift+F6 re-post
Ctrl+C copy to folder
Ctrl+V move to folder
Ctrl+S Alt+F5 save the message as…
Del delete
Ctrl+U mark as unread
Ctrl+M mark as read
Ctrl+J park the message
Ctrl+D unpark the message
Ctrl+] move to the next unread message
Ctrl+[ move to the previous unread message
Ctrl+W add sender to the address book
Ctrl+Shift+W add recipient to the address book
Ctrl+B delete sender from the address book
Ctrl+Shift+B delete recipient from the address book
Ctrl+Shift+F create filter
Space next page of the message
Alt+Up/Down scroll up/down to one row
Sort by:
Ctrl+1 received time
Ctrl + 2 creation time
Ctrl + 3 size
Ctrl + 4 from
Ctrl + 5 to
Ctrl + 6 subject
Ctrl + 7 message flags
Ctrl + 8 attachment presence
Ctrl + 9 parking/draft flag
Ctrl + 10 descending order

Threads

Right Arrow/Left Arrow open/close the branch of the current thread in a folder
Ctrl+(Shift)+Plus/Minus open/close all the branches of the current
Ctrl+T copy thread
Ctrl+Shift+V move thread
Ctrl+Shift+Del delete thread
Ctrl+Shift+M mark thread as read
Ctrl+Shift+U mark thread as unread
View threads by:
Alt+ 0 none
Alt+ 1 references
Alt+ 2 subject
Alt+ 3 from
Alt+ 4 to
Selections
Ctrl+Up/Down message (de)selection
Ctrl+A select all
Shift+Up/Down message selection
Shift+End select from the cursor position to the end (in EDITOR as well)
Shift+Home select from the beginning to the cursor position (in EDITOR as well)
Shift+PgUp select from cursor position to the beginning of the page (in EDITOR as well)
Shift+PgDn select from the cursor position to the end of the page (in EDITOR as well)
Alt+Right/Left scroll right/left to one field
PgDn up to one screen height
PgUp down to one screen height
Home Ctrl+K to the beginning of the message list
End to the end of the message list

Account Tree

F5 Ctrl+N create new message
Ins create new folder
Ctrl+Del empty folder
Ctrl+Enter properties
Ctrl+Up/Down folder scrolling
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+L search for unlisted folders AKL
Ctrl+M mark all messages of the current folder as read

Adress Book

Ctrl+O open address book
Ctrl+T create new contact
Ctrl+G create new group
Ctrl+X cut
Ctrl+C copy
Ctrl+V insert
Ctrl+Enter properties
Shift+Enter create a message
F5 refresh
F7  

Mouse Shortcuts

ALT+mouse click on a field (From:, To:, Subject:, etc) filter out all messages with the samefield (From:, To:, Subject:, etc) (Ctrl+=, Esc = undo that filter)
Alt+mouse change folder position DG
ALT+CTRL+mouse move a folder inside another folder DG
Ctrl+mouse select a few messages (elective selection)
Ctrl+drag’n’drop copy message
Right click on the column header of the message list window invoke setup columns dialog

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