Full List of Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts
How frequently do you use hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) while checking your emails? In this post, we will list all the Yahoo Mail hotkeys that you can use to increase your productivity and save time while reading or writing emails.
Yahoo! Mail is one of the most visited free email account providers that you can send and receive emails, archive your emails and attachments for up to 1 TB. Yahoo provides a great email platform where you can organize your emails in folders, store your contacts, take notes and create calendar events. Yahoo also has one of the best spam filters, which will let your inbox take a fresh breath from the neverending visits of spam emails.
I have been using Yahoo! Mail for about 16 years now and compared to other email services that I used from time to time such as Gmail and Outlook, I can highly recommend Yahoo to anyone who is looking for a simple email solution that focuses on sending and receiving emails, with a simple but highly practical interface.
While using the Yahoo! Mail for composing emails, reading emails, organizing and archiving emails, viewing attachments and checking conversations you can use a number of hotkeys to speed up each task. You can view the most frequently used Yahoo shortcuts by moving the cursor over the Help icon at the top and then selecting Keyboard Shortcuts from the dropdown menu.
This will pop up a window where you will see a list of useful keyboard shortcuts for composing and viewing messages, working with message lists and some general commands. Though you will most probably be using this shortcuts frequently, this list is not complete.
There are some more keyboard shortcuts that you can make use of while working with Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo keyboard shortcuts may show slight difference based on whether you have Conversations enabled or not. Also note that you may use some of these shortcuts on Mac simply by replacing Ctrl with Cmd button.
Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for General Commands
These are the general keyboard shortcuts that you can use while viewing messages or conversations.
|[||Selects previous tab.|
|]||Selects next tab.|
|;||Opens Settings panel.|
|Ctrl + Shift + M or I||Starts new instant message.|
|Ctrl + Shift + S||Activates voice commands.|
|Ctrl + Shift + X||Deactivates voice commands|
|Ctrl + Shift + Y or T||Starts a new SMS message|
|Del||Moves the selected message(s) to Trash folder.|
|E||Moves the selected message(s) to Archive folder.|
|Esc||Closes the currently active tab.|
|N||Starts composing a new message.|
|S||Brings the cursor to the Search box.|
|Shift + Enter||Searches the web using the term you entered into the search box.|
|Shift + M||Checks all emails.|
|V||Cycles between inbox preview modes.|
Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Composing Messages
These are the keyboard shortcuts that you can use while composing messages.
|Alt + Shift + 5||Puts a strikethrough on the selected text.|
|Ctrl + B||Makes the selected text bold.|
|Ctrl + Enter||Sends the message/email.|
|Ctrl + I||Makes the selected text italic.|
|Ctrl + S||Saves the message as a draft.|
|Ctrl + Shift + E||Aligns selected text to center.|
|Ctrl + Shift + L||Aligns selected text to left.|
|Ctrl + Shift + R||Aligns selected text to right.|
|Ctrl + Shift + U||Opens file attachment dialog.|
|Ctrl + U||Underlines selected text.|
Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Viewing Messages and Message Lists
These are the keyboard shortcuts that you can use while viewing, replying and organizing messages and message lists.
|A||Activates Reply All to a message.|
|Ctrl + A||Selects all messages.|
|Ctrl + Shift + E||Creates a new messages folder.|
|Ctrl + Up/Down||Moves focus up and down the messages list.|
|D||Opens Move menu for the selected message(s).|
|D then 1-9||Moves selected messages to the designated folder.|
|D then Ctrl + Shift + E||Creates a new folder and moves the selected messages there.|
|Enter||Opens a message.|
|F||Prepares the message for Forward.|
|K||Marks as Read/Unread.|
|L||Stars/Unstars a message.|
|Left / Right keys||Selects previous / next message.|
|P||Prepares the message for Print.|
|R||Prepares the message for Reply.|
|Shift + C||Adds sender to Contacts.|
|Space||Check/Uncheck a message.|
|Up / Down keys||Highlights up / down message on a message list.|
Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Viewing Attachments
These are the keyboard shortcuts you can use while previewing email attachments.
|Ctrl + + and Ctrl + -||Zooms in and out on an attachment preview.|
|Ctrl + F||Opens expanded view.|
|Esc||Closes expanded view.|
|Left / Right keys||Previews previous / next attachments.|
|Up / Down keys||Scrolls up / down through an attachment.|
For an up to date, official list of Yahoo keyboard shortcuts, you can also check this support page on Yahoo Help section.
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