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How to use Gmail Shortcut / Cheatsheet

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Gmail Shortcut / Cheatsheet

Gmail Shortcuts
Key Definition Action
c Compose Allows you to compose a new message. <Shift> + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.
<tab> then <Enter> Send message After composing your message, use tdis combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)
k Move to newer conversation Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.
j Move to older conversation Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.
n Next message Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
p Previous message 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> Open Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View.’
u Return to conversation list Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
y Archive*
Remove from current view
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 Select conversation Automatically checks and selects a conversation so tdat you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to tdat conversation.
s Star a message or conversation Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.
! Report spam Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
r Reply 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 all 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 Forward a message. <Shift> + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
<Esc> Escape from input field Removes the cursor from your current input field.
y then o Archive and next Archive your conversation and move to the next one.
g then a Go to ‘All Mail’ Takes you to ‘All Mail,’ the storage site for all mail you’ve ever sent or received (and have not deleted).
g then s Go to ‘Starred’ Takes you to all conversations you have starred.
g then c Go to ‘Contacts’ Takes you to your Contacts list.
g then d Go to ‘Drafts’ Takes you to all drafts you have saved.
g then i Go to ‘Inbox’ Returns you to the inbox.
/ Search Puts your cursor in the search box.

 

Gmail

How to make Gmail Display Only Unread Mail

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Do you have a situation whereby your Inbox has over 4000 emails ? and the best of it some are read and some are unread which are scattered and mixed around. Thinking of a way to clear out some emails ?. Gmail actually has a hidden label called “unread”.

With the method below, you could easily list out all the unread emails which are residing inside your inbox.

Steps

  1. Login to your Email Account via http://www.gmail.com or http://mail.google.com
  2. In the search box type in “label: unread”
  3. then click on “Search Mail”
  4. voila. Gmail will list out all the unread emails in your Inbox.
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