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Windows Mail app Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.

Previously I have covered Microsoft Windows, Windows 8.1 and RT, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Ubuntu, Apple, WordPress and Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers Windows Mail app Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.

Ctrl+R (Reply)
Ctrl+Shift+R (Reply all)
Ctrl+F (Forward)
Ctrl+M (Move item to a different folder)
Ctrl+J (Toggle between marking a message as junk or not junk)
Ctrl+Shift+U (Show only unread messages)
Ctrl+Shift+A (Show all messages)
Ctrl+Shift+E (Show Folder options)
Ctrl+U (Mark as unread or Underline text when you’re writing an email)
Ctrl+Q (Mark as read)
Ctrl+A (Select all messages)
Insert (Toggle between Flag and Remove flag for messages)
Ctrl+N (New Message)
F5 (Sync)
Alt+B (Put focus on the bcc button)
Alt+C (Put focus on the cc button / Accept)
Alt+D (Decline)
Alt+T (Put focus on the To button / Tentative)
Alt+V (Open the invitation in Calendar)
Alt+S (Send mail)
Ctrl+O (Opens message in a new window)
Ctrl+Alt+S (Gives you an options to delete one or all messages from a particular sender)
Alt+I (Insert attachment)
Ctrl+Shift+F (Select a font)
Ctrl+Spacebar (Clear formatting)
Ctrl+Y (Redo)
F4 (Redo)
Ctrl+[ (Decrease font size one point)
Ctrl+] (Increase font size one point)
Ctrl+Shift+, (Decrease font size)
Ctrl+Shift+. (Increase font size)
Ctrl+K (Add a link)
Ctrl+E (Center)
Ctrl+L (Indent left)
Ctrl+R (Indent right)
Ctrl+Shift+L (Bullets)
Ctrl+M (Indent when text is selected)
Ctrl+Shift+M (Outdent)
Tab or Shift+Tab (Indent/outdent when text is selected or when focus is in a list)
Shift+Tab (When focus is not in a list, cycle through tabs in reverse order)
Ctrl+’ (Acute accent)
Ctrl+, (Cedilla accent)
Ctrl+Shift+6 (Circumflex accent)
Ctrl+Shift+; (Diaeresis accent)
Ctrl+` (Grave accent)
Ctrl+Shift+7 (Ligature accent)
Ctrl+Shift+2 (Ring accent)
Ctrl+/ (Slash accent)
Ctrl+Shift+` (Tilde accent)
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+1 (Inverted exclamation mark)
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+/ (Inverted question mark)
Ctrl+Shift+S (Sweep)
Ctrl+E (Search)
Ctrl+Z (Undo)
Ctrl+B (Bold)
Ctrl+I (Italicize)
Ctrl+U (Underline)
Ctrl+C (Copy)
Ctrl+V (Paste)
Ctrl+S (Save draft)
F6 (When writing an email, shifts focus to the send button)

I hope that this article helped you with Windows Mail app Keyboard Shortcuts. Feel free to share your thoughts about this article using the comments section below or catch us on Twitter.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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