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Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts Are the Key to Speed

October 25 2016

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Between open houses, following up with your client database and focusing on your marketing efforts (not to mention your personal life), it's no surprise that your time is stretched thin. To help you maximize your time, we're going to review some of the must-known keyboard shortcuts for Gmail.

tsa Gmail keyboard shortcuts 2Many industry professionals rely daily on keyboard shortcuts to save time. A keyboard shortcutkeyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that, when pressed simultaneously, perform some task that ordinarily requires a mouse or other input device. Many of you are probably familiar with the "Ctrl+S" to save a document.

In his article, The 25 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts That Save Me 60 Hours Per YearThe 25 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts That Save Me 60 Hours Per Year, Scott Tousley of Hubspot explains that he invested two minutes into learning Gmail shortcuts, and he suspects it has saved him about 60 hours in the past year. It's clear that utilizing Gmail keyboard shortcuts is a must for any time management ninja.

Getting started

To begin using Gmail shortcuts, you must first turn 'keyboard shortcuts' on in your Gmail settings, under the 'General' tab:

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Compose and chat

Alright, time to start saving time! Here are our top Gmail keyboard shortcuts for when you are composing a new message or chatting.

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Format text

Whether you've copied and pasted from multiple sources or want certain text to stand out, you can use these formatting shortcuts to ensure your email looks professional and easy to read.

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Take action

Need to move quickly as you organize your inbox? Forge ahead with these action shortcuts. Remember, these will only work if keyboard shortcuts are turned on.

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Master every shortcut

For even more shortcuts related to composing a message, organizing your inbox or participating in a hangout, check out the full list of Gmail keyboard shortcuts.

To view the original article, visit the Tech Savvy Agent blogTech Savvy Agent blog.