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.

  These keyboard shortcuts are for Windows operating systems. Most shortcuts will also work on Macs by substituting Cmd (Mac) for Ctrl (Windows).

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
Delete Sends the selected messages to the Trash.
E Archives the selected messages.
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
Alt+Shift+5 Strikethrough
Ctrl+Shift+E Center text
Ctrl+Shift+L Align Left
Ctrl+Shift+R Align Right

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
Delete Sends the selected messages to the Trash.
E Archives the selected messages.
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+S Activate voice commands
Ctrl+Shift+X Deactivate 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
Alt+Shift+5 Strikethrough
Ctrl+Shift+E Center text
Ctrl+Shift+L Align Left
Ctrl+Shift+R Align Right

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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