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Keyboard shortcuts in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail offers a variety of keyboard shortcuts to navigate, send, view email, and much more. We've got them all right here.

Keyboard shortcuts with Conversations enabled

Working with Conversations

Keyboard shortcut Action
Up/Down Highlight the next conversation up or down
Comma Highlight the next conversation up
Period Highlight the next conversation down
Enter or Return Open a conversation
Spacebar Check/Uncheck a conversation
Shift+R Reply to a conversation
Shift+A Reply all to a conversation
Shift+F Forward a conversation
K Mark as read/unread
L Star/Unstar a conversation
Ctrl+A Select all conversations in view
Ctrl+Up/Down Move focus up or down the list (preserving selection)
D Open Move menu
D then 1-9 Move conversation(s) to one of your first 9 folders
Ctrl+Shift+E Create a new folder
D then Ctrl+Shift+E Move conversation(s) to a new folder
Shift+C   Add sender to contacts
[left arrow] Previous conversation
[right arrow] Next conversation
[ Move to the previous tab
] Move to the next tab

Working with individual cards in a Conversation

Keyboard shortcut

Action

Comma Highlight the previous card within a conversation
Period Highlight the next card within a conversation
Enter, Spacebar Expand/collapse a card
R Reply to a card
A Reply all to a card
F Forward a card
Shift+K Mark a card as read/unread
Shift+L Star/Unstar a card

General commands

Keyboard shortcut Action
M Check mail (jumps to Inbox)
Shift+M Check all mail (includes POP accounts)
N Start a new email conversation
I Start a new Instant Message (IM)
T Start a new SMS message (text)
V Toggle Preview Pane
S Search

Compose

Keyboard shortcut Action
Ctrl+Shift+U Attach files (one at a time)
Ctrl+S Save as a draft
Ctrl+Enter Send message
Ctrl+U Underline
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+I Italics

Attachment previews

Keyboard shortcut Action
[left arrow] Previous attachment
[right arrow] Next attachment
Up/Down Scroll through an attachment
Ctrl+F Switches to expanded view from side by side mode
Esc Returns to previous mode
Ctrl+[++] Zooms in on a document
Ctrl+[--] Zooms out on a document

Keyboard shortcuts with Conversations disabled

Message lists

Keyboard shortcut Action
Up/Down Highlight the next message up or down
Enter Open a message
Spacebar Check or uncheck a message's checkbox
Ctrl+Up/Down Move focus up or down the list (preserving selection)
Ctrl+A Select all messages
V Toggle Preview Pane

General commands

Keyboard shortcut Action
M Check mail (jumps to Inbox)
Shift+M Check all mail (includes POP accounts)
N Start a new email message
Ctrl+Shift+M Start a new Instant Message (IM)
Ctrl+Shift+Y Start a new SMS message (text)
Esc Close the current tab
[ Move to the previous tab
] Move to the next tab
S Search
Semicolon Open Settings
Ctrl+Shift+L Activate voice commands

Compose

Keyboard shortcut Action
Ctrl+Shift+U Attach files (one at a time)
Ctrl+S Save as a draft
Ctrl+Enter Send message
Ctrl+U Underline
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+I Italics

Messages

Action Action
R Reply to a message
A Reply all to a message
F Forward a message
K Mark as read/unread
L Star/Unstar a message
P Print message
Delete Delete message
Shift+C Add sender to contacts
D Open Move menu
D then 1-9 Move message (s) to one of your first 9 folders
D then Ctrl+Shift+E Move message (s) to a new folder
Ctrl+Shift+E Create a new folder
[left arrow] Previous message
[right arrow] Next message

Attachment previews

Keyboard shortcut Action
[left arrow] Previous attachment
[right arrow] Next attachment
Up/Down Scroll through an attachment
Ctrl+F Switches to expanded view from side by side mode
Esc Returns to previous mode
Ctrl+[++] Zooms in on a document
Ctrl+[--] Zooms out on a document

  See the shortcuts lists in Yahoo Mail - Press "?" in Yahoo Mail to see a list of shortcuts. If Conversations is enabled, you'll see shortcuts specific to that feature. If not, shortcuts for Message Lists will display.

Type Shift+? to see all the keyboard shortcuts

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