Productivity – Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail [Infographic]

October 15, 2012 · 18 comments

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Productivity – Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail [Infographic]

Make Quick Work
Of Your Daily Email
With These Gmail Shortcuts!

Gmail plays a key role in the online marketing endeavors of majority of internet marketers today. 

The speed, flexibility, applications and shortcuts make it an important part of online productivity for many.

Here’s some popular Gmail keyboard shortcuts that are built right in!

Want to adjust or modify those defaults?

Simply go into your Gmail Settings and then under “Keyboard Shortcuts”!

Having trouble remembering them? You can press the “?” key at any time to open up a list of the shortcuts or you can use a chrome extension (or mac app) for prompts that remind you to use them. Want to learn gmail keyboard shortcuts once and for all? There’s even a training available for that!

How do you use Gmail in your business?

~ Kim ~
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Bhushan October 16, 2012 at 4:27 am

Hello There,
Yes,I agree that g-mail has important in every Internet user’s eye.I use official id for official purpose but i also use my g-mail and hot-mail id for back-up of my work.It make me secure.
I think these shortcuts can save my few minutes and have given me a smile.thanks for this wonderful post.


Carolyn October 16, 2012 at 7:29 am

Hi Kim, Wow, these are very helpful shortcuts. I’m a big fan of Gmail and of shortcuts so I will be using this frequently. I have bookmarked this handy reference guide.

Thanks also for the link to the Lifehacker article. I just downloaded the CheatSheet app for my Mac that will help me learn shortcuts as well. They may take a little while to learn but they sure are helpful once they get stuck in your brain.
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Celeste Smucker October 16, 2012 at 7:32 am

Actually I haven’t used gmail but having read this…maybe I should. I have an account at an organization where I work…and like the convenience of being able to access it wherever I am…i’ll take another look…Thanks Kim.


Clint Butler October 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I love shortcuts but I find that more often then not I forget what they are LOL. I like being able to create my own though. Doing this optimizes the best ones for my personal preferences rather than trying to learn them all.

I use Gmail as my primary email address because this allows me to sync it with multiple devices. I also really enjoy the fact that it has the best spam filters in town.


Gautam October 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

thnaks for these keyboard shortcuts and it looks more col to learn it through giveway….thnxx….!!
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Nick Catricala October 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Kim, great that you shared all the short cuts… I was a ware of only two haha :-) and guess what? I will stick with those two for now… adding more it will confi=use me and make me waste more time :-0

I know this sound not so nice after all the acre that you took to chare them for all of us to benefit… but heay, I am the only one, I am sure otehrs will have a great use for all of them and will thak you very much… correct?

I hope so, since they are so important to speed up work..
I am a little different so it is ok for me to go slower :-)

Thanks again.
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وظائف خالية October 17, 2012 at 3:29 am

Hi Kim, Wow, these are very helpful shortcuts its so good post


Maja October 17, 2012 at 7:02 am

Kim short cuts are very productive and very helpful in time. When you work with keyboard, you really enjoy by playing with short cuts.


Amit Shaw October 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hi Kim,

This post is simply the best. Love this a lot. Such a useful information summarized for the benefit of the users of google mail account. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.


Lydia Brown October 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

Kim thank you for the shortcuts will pin this don’t want to forget about it. I have been using Gmail more and this will help with productivity. I just started using canned messages in Gmail to respond to some ads I have out there. Experimenting to see what works.
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Lynn Jones October 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

This is wonderful advice. Now you just have to memorize them to use them. :) And if you haven’t yet, it’s nice to know about that “?” to open up the list at anytime. I suppose it would take time to get used to using these shortcuts. I can see how it could be a quick advantage to do so.
This is great, thanks so much, Kim.


Kim Castleberry October 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hey Yorinda…

First, make sure your cursor is not in a text box. If it is, you will simply get the ? typed out. Then, to get it, you need to make sure you use shift+? because the question mark is actually a shift-function on that key. Give it a try!


Dr. Erica Goodstone October 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm


At first the shortcuts seem great, but it is an awful lot to memorize. I will find a few of those shortcuts that I can use often and probably ignore the rest. Who knew there were so many.


Dr. Erica


Sadie-Michaela Harris October 20, 2012 at 3:47 am

Well look at that! Thanks Kim, it’s just amazing what one doesn’t know until someone tells share something like this! I was completely clueless about the existence of these short cuts for gmail! I’ll be sharing this post hither and thither because I bet there are heaps more people like me too! :)


Anonymous October 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for the shortcuts. I wasn’t aware that so many shortcuts even exists!

I use gmail, but not for business purposes.


Michael Shook October 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I have used Gmail for years, and I have never seen such an excellent compilation of shortcut keys. At this point I have probably 75 GMail accounts and even just a second here and there saved in keystroke or mouse clicking time really adds up. Thank you for sharing this with us.


Kim Castleberry October 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

75 gmail accounts? Man I knew I’d heard rumor you had quite a network over there but jeesh LOL


Nica Mandigma August 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

This is a very helpful infographic, Kim. I just donwloaded it and will be printing it so I can apply it as a I go along. Hopefully, I will be so savvy with this I won’t need a mouse to manage my Gmail inbox!


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