How to Enable and Modify Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What are Gmail keyboard shortcuts

  • Shortcuts allow you to perform common actions much faster by using your keyboard instead of clicking around.
  • For example, you can press C instead of clicking the Compose an email icon to compose a new email. Try it once, and you’ll never go back.
  • You can enable or disable shortcuts and even modify them.

How to enable Gmail keyboard shortcuts step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable And Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In Gmail - Step 1

Open Gmail and click the Settings gear icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Enable And Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In Gmail - Step 2

Select See all settings.

Step 3

How To Enable And Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In Gmail - Step 3

Under General on top, find Keyboard shortcuts below and make sure it’s set to Keyboard shortcuts on. Click Save Changes at the bottom if you update it now.

Step 4

How To Enable And Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In Gmail - Step 4

Now on top, click Advanced.

Then select Enable to the right of Custom keyboard shortcuts and click Save Changes at the bottom.

Step 5

How To Enable And Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In Gmail - Step 5

On top, select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab to modify your shortcuts.

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