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Gmail users, here’s how you can activate keyboard shortcuts

Become a Gmail Pro by enabling keyboard shortcuts on your Windows PC. Here’s a tutorial.

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Gmail works great on PC as it does on mobile. If you want to make your Gmail experience faster and more efficient, you can learn keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts can come in handy for users who rely on laptops and don’t want to use mouse that often. 

Note that keyboard shortcuts on Gmail aren’t on by default. You need to manually do it. Here’s a step-by-step guide for Windows users.

Step 1: Open Gmail in your browser. 

Step 2: Click on in-app Settings icon on the top right corner.

Step 3: Scroll down to “Keyboard shortcuts” section. You can also simply search “keyboard” through the browser to reach here.

Step 4: Click on “Keyboard shortcuts on” to get started.

Step 5: Save the settings and exit.

Top Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Compose a message: C 

Star a mail in inbox view: Select an email + S

Send a message: CTRL + Enter

Add CC recipient: CTRL + Shift + c

Mark an email unread: Select an email > Shift + U

Search mail: /

Launch "label as" menu: I

Select conversation: x

Archive: e

Mute conversation: m

Report as spam: !

Delete: #

Reply: r

Reply in a new window: Shift + r

Reply all: a

Forward: f