Gmail keyboard shortcuts 80/20

June 22, 2020

If you’re a daily Gmail user like myself, you can get faster at moving around the interface with only a few handy shortcuts.

I've compiled 8 such shortcuts that have helped me, and I'm sure will help you too.

Why only 8 shortcuts?

Instead of telling you to use every single shortcut available, I’ve applied Pareto principle and have arrived at 8 shortcuts that will give you 80% of the benefit.

⚡ Big 8

Compose:  c

Send:  Cmd/Ctrl + Enter

Reply:   r

Reply all:  a

Forward:  f

Add label:  l

Back to emails list:  u

Mark as unread:  U (Shift + u)

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You’ll start to see improvements in your workflow almost immediately after adopting keyboard shortcuts.

And once you get used to using shortcuts (perhaps in a day or two), there's no going back.

Here's Google's official support document on how you can turn on Gmail's keyboard shortcuts - Keyboard shortcuts for Gmail

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