As you probably know, Gmail is the most popular email service on the planet.
In fact, every month over a billion people worldwide use Gmail to send and receive gazillions of emails.
There are several reasons for Gmail’s popularity, one of which is its dizzying array of features and integrated tools.
Those tools include dozens of handy keyboard shortcuts for working with messages, using the editor and a whole lot more.
The problem is, how is one to remember all of those shortcuts that are ready and waiting to be used every time you load Gmail into your Desktop browser?
Well, the answer is a cheat-sheet that Google has integrated right into the Gmail interface. Press the Shift+J key combination while you’re using Gmail and it’ll pop right up.
The top half of the cheat-sheet lists keyboard shortcuts that are already active and ready for you to use.
The shortcuts on the bottom half of the screen are disabled by default, but you can easily enable them by clicking the Enable link located on the right side of the yellow bar.
You can always call up this cheat-sheet at any time by pressing Shift+?, but you might want to print them out so you’ll always have a hard-copy reference available as well.
To do that simply use your mouse to highlight all the text above the yellow line, then press Ctrl+P.
That will print the top half of the cheat-sheet on a single sheet of paper.
If you chose to enable the shortcuts listed on the bottom you can print those as well by highlighting everything below the yellow line and pressing Ctrl+P.
Bottom line: Gmail is a powerful email service with numerous features and tools, many of which are invoked via keyboard shortcuts. And now you know how to call up a cheat-sheet listing those shortcuts!