keyboard shortcuts for top web Applications


List of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for our favorite web services. So, if you need a quick reference as to which key does what on what site, this is where you find it. Enjoy!




(these shortcuts work when editing posts)

control + b – Bold
control + i – Italic
control + l – Blockquote (when in HTML – mode only)
control + z – Undo
control + y – Redo
control + shift + a – Link
control + shift + p – Preview
control + d – Save as Draft
control + p – Publish Post




c – compose a new mail
/ – puts your cursor in the search box
k – move to newer conversation
j – Move to older conversation
n – next message
p – previous message
o or Enter – open a conversation
u – return to conversation list
y – archive a conversation
m – mute (archive and make all future messages from this conversation skip the inbox)
x – select conversation
s – star a message or conversation
! – report spam
r – reply to a mail
a – reply to all recepients
f – forward message
Esc – escape from input field
ctrl+s – save draft

key combos

tab then Enter – send message
y then o – archive your conversation and move to the next one.
g then a – go to all mail
g then s – go to starred conversations
g then c – go to contacts list.
g then d – go to drafts
g then i – go to inbox

Official list of Gmail shortcuts


Google Reader

j/k – selects the next/previous item in the list

space/shift-space – moves the page down/up
n/p – in list view, selects the next item without opening it
o – in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
enter – in list view, expands or collapses the selected item
s – stars the selected item
shift-s – shares the selected item
m – switches the read state of the selected item
– opens the tagging field for the selected item
v – opens the original source for this article in a new window
shift-a – marks all items in the current view as read
1 – displays the subscription as expanded items
2 – displays the subscription as a list of headlines
r – refreshes the unread counts in the navigation
shift-n/p – selects the next/previous subscription or folder in the navigation
shift-x – expand or collapse a folder selected in the navigation
shift-o – opens the item currently selected in the navigation
gh – goes to the Google Reader homepage
ga – goes to the “All items” view
gs – goes to the “Starred items” view
gt – allows you to navigate to a tag by entering the tag name
gu – allows you to navigate to a subscription by entering the subscription name
u – hides and shows the list of subscriptions
? – displays a quick guide to all of Reader’s shortcuts

Official list of Google Reader shortcuts

Google Calendar

calendar view

– Allows you to create a new event. + c allows you to create an event in a new window.
– Places your cursor in the search box
– Moves your calendar view to the previous date range
– Moves your calendar view to the next date range
– Moves you to the current day
– Displays your calendar in the “Day” view
– Displays your calendar in a customized view
– Displays your calendar in the “Week” view
– Displays your calendar in the “Month” view
– Displays your calendar in the “Agenda” view
– Opens “Quick Add”
Esc – Brings you back to the default calendar view

event view

Enter – Expands a collapsed region
Tab – Moves your cursor to the next field
Alt then s – Saves the event
Esc – Brings you back to the default calendar view

Official list of Google Calendar shortcuts

Google Maps

arrow keys – pan the map in various directions
page up, page down, home and end – pan out even wider
+/- – zoom in/out

Official list of Google Maps shortcuts


Google Video

space bar – play/pause

right/left arrow skip -jump back 5%
up/down arrow – increase/decrease the volume 5%
– mute
– toggle full screen
Esc – return from full screen to normal mode

Official list of Google Video shortcuts


Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Ctrl+B – bold

Ctrl+C – copy
Ctrl+I – italicize
Ctrl+P – print
Ctrl+S – save
Ctrl+U – underline
Ctrl+V – paste
Ctrl+X – cut
Ctrl+Y – redo
Ctrl+Z – undo
Shift+Tab – move to previous cell/row
Tab – move to next cell/row

The above are only the shortcuts which work in both docs and spreadsheets. For a full list of all keyboard shortcuts in these two apps, see below.

Official list of Google Docs & Spreadsheets shortcuts



main panel

– show help
arrow keys – navigate through modules
– edit module
– delete module
– publish module
Enter – perform action on module (depending on the module, it can be open feed, start typing, etc)
Esc – removes focus from current module
– add content to your Netvibes page
j and k – navigate through tabs

tabs shortcuts

t then o – opens tab options
t then 1,2,3,4 – sets the number of columns to 1,2,3 or 4 in the current tab
t then r – rename tab
t then d – delete tab

content panel

– show help
– add new feed
– go to Netvibes ecosystem
– close the content panel

feed reader

– show help
– next item
– previous items
– mark all as read
– mark all as unread
Esc – close feed reader

Official list of Netvibes shortcuts



– add a new section (talk pages only)
– opens your user page if logged in
– protect/unprotect the current page (sysops only)
– shows the content page associated with the current article
– delete/undelete the current page (sysops only)
– edit this page/show source of current page
– search Wikipedia
– current page’s history
– shows all of the pages that link to the current one
– shows recent changes in pages linked to the current one
– opens your watchlist (logged – in users only)
– move the current page and its talk page (non – move – protected pages only)
– opens your user’s or IP’s talk page
– shows a preview of your changes (on edit pages)
– shows a list of all special pages
– shows a list of recent changes to the Wikipedia
– saves the changes that you have made (on edit pages)
– opens the current article’s talk page
– allows you to upload images or media files
– shows what changes you made to the text (on edit pages)
– adds the current page to your watchlist (logged – in users only)
– loads a random article
– opens a list of your user’s or IP’s contributions
– goes to the Main Page

Official list of Wikipedia shortcuts

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