Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 16 Mar, 2017

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Are Here!

Attention all Shift lovers, productivity fanatics, and efficiency enthusiasts!

Shift already supports all of your favorite Gmail and Microsoft keyboard shortcuts, and now we’re taking it to the next level. Boost your productivity and reclaim hours of your day with custom keyboard shortcuts, designed just for Shift.

So long, little mouse!

Here’s a quick list of our favourites, courtesy of Michael Foucher, Director of Product (AKA, the original #ShiftBoss)


        Unique Shift Shortcuts             Windows & Linux                    Mac

Cycle WindowsCtrl+ `Cmd+ `
Navigate Back Ctrl+[Cmd+[
Navigate Forward Ctrl+]Cmd+]
Navigate to EmailCtrl+1Cmd+1
Navigate to CalendarCtrl+2Cmd+2
Navigate to Drive Ctrl+3Cmd+3
Previous MailboxCtrl+Shift+Up ArrowAlt+Cmd+Up Arrow
Next MailboxCtrl+Shift+Down ArrowAlt+Cmd+Down Arrow
Toggle Full Screen F11Ctrl+Command+F
Reload Page Ctrl+RCmd+R
Previous TabCtrl+Shift+Left ArrowAlt+Cmd+Left Arrow
Next TabAlt+Shift+Right ArrowAlt+Cmd+Right Arrow
Zoom Mailbox InCtrl+=Cmd+Plus
Zoom Mailbox OutCtrl+-Cmd+-
Reset Mailbox ZoomCtrl+0Cmd+0


As mentioned, Shift also supports all of the regular Gmail shortcuts.  To make use of them, just make sure to enable keyboard shortcuts for Gmail in your Settings.


Here are a few of our favorites.


 Gmail  Shortcuts                      Windows& Linux                        Mac

Compose and Emailcc
Reply to Emailrr
Send EmailCtrl+EnterCmd+Enter
Mark as ReadShift+iShift+i
Mark as UnreadShift+uShift+u