Just Gmail Sign in and
your Keyboard shortcut Tricks Easly
Once your Gmail sign in is over you
are in inbox. So, It is time to practice some important
As we are in the first Unit of Gmail shortcuts tricks and Ideas, let us
start learning the most frequently used keys we use in our daily
Gmailing. This way you can minimise your mouse usage once you
signed in Gmail. There are few actions we do day-to-day once Gmail sign
in is done.
Writing a letter: It can vary from simple personal letter-writing
to essay-writing or online-writing. But in most cases writing an
email just means personal letters. So, at the beginning we need
to learn how to remember the Gmail key for writing a letter.
Pressing the letter C
any View of the Gmail will help you go to
compose mode. When you press C the screen is ready for you
start writing your Gmail.
Remembering the letter C for
a letter in Gmail seems to be very easy, but as we are going to discuss
all shortcut keys in detail I want you to remember this key forever
through this simple story and a
few pictures attached within.
Writing in a new window is a beautiful feature Gmail made for
us - something many people do not use frequently, or maybe not at
But composing a letter through a new window is really
Wondeful because you have a new window on your screen leaving your
inbox window still underneath.
Why don’t you write letter to
your best friend
in a new window?
There are many single-letter keyboard shortcuts in Gmail which makes
our life easier than ever. R
for replying to an email is one of
those. Once a letter is received you just press r, and that is
The kind of letters we receive too make us to reply only
through shortcuts! You get a firing letter, or someone sent you
an annoying letter which probably ruined your whole day - hopefully not
the whole of your life! You do not want to wait any more, just
press r and reply
to him without wasting even a few seconds.
Sometimes we receive a letter as part of group discussions
and in case
we need to reply to all in the group, Gmail helps us with a simple
keyboard shortcut. And how about replying to a group of people in
a fresh window? That is also
All these various
means of replying in Gmail are explained with the help of pictures
We also face problems while drafting a letter. For example, your
boss wants you to do something urgently, you receive an unexpected call
or shocking news that makes you leave the office immediately, therefore
requiring to finish the letter at a later stage.
circumstances, saving your draft makes sure that everything is saved
and protected. You will not be shocked again when you come back
to the office after finishing all those urgent responsibilities!
Though Gmail auto save during the process of composing the email, a few
words or lines you typed at the end may not be saved.
just want to make sure that even the final
words are saved!
Alt+Tab is the Gmail keyboard shortcut for sending an email -
probably a difficult one to remember. As in the olden days, in
villages, sending a letter was more difficult than actually writing a
letter. You had to go to the post office, wait in the
queue, buy the stamp, smear the gum etc. But I promise you there
won’t be any difficulties in remembering this wonderful compo keyboard
shortcut. You can send your letter
faster than sending a fax from
your computer. You can also send multiple files attached to your
We have now finished the chapters explained above. So once
sign in is done or simply saying once you are in Gmail, without
using your mouse or with rare use of mouse, you have become an expert
in doing the most frequent things you do in your day to day
So, you can easily answer the following questions.
1. Which button on the keyboard should be pressed to go to
letter-writing mode of the Gmail?
2. How to write a Gmail in a fresh window?
3. How do you give an instant reply to a letter or to a group in a
4. Which is the keyboard shortcut for saving drafts?
5. How do you send your letters without using your mouse.
By learning and remembering these five important keyboard shortcuts you
have finished Unit One of the Gmail Keyboard tricks. So, if you
think these five chapters are enough for today, come and Gmail sign in
again tomorrow and practice Unit two keys which will help us to
get rid of unwanted files from our inbox.
That is to say, a headache-free Gmail inbox.
Before we go to Unit two it is better to go through the lessons once
more once you Gmail signed in.