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Complete List of Yahoo! Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are always handy as they increase your productivity. Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts for Yahoo! mail.

Yahoo mail

  • Check Mail – m
  • Check All Mail – Shift+m
  • Close Current Tab – Ctrl+\
  • New Message – n
  • New Message in its own window – Shift+n
  • Reply – r
  • Reply in a new window – Shift+r
  • Reply All – a
  • Reply All in a new window – Shift+a
  • Forward message – f
  • Forward in a new window – Shift+f
  • Mark As Read – k
  • Mark As Unread – Shift+k
  • Flag – l
  • Clear Flag – Shift+l
  • Delete Item – Delete” key
  • Print – Ctrl+p – or just p
  • Save Draft – Ctrl+s
  • Send Message – Ctrl+Enter (Alt+s also supported)
  • Turn Reading Pane on and off – v
  • Navigate through tabs—right to left motion – Ctrl+[
  • Navigate through tabs—left to right motion – Ctrl+]
  • Open message in its own tab – Enter
  • Edit contact info – Enter
  • Find a word or phrase in a message – Ctrl+f
  • Expand window to maximum height – F11
  • Skip to oldest unread message – Ctrl+Shift+End
  • Move message to a folder – d
  • Close read-message tab – Esc
  • Start a new chat – Ctrl+Shift+c or c

If you like to add any more shortcuts, please share it in comments.


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  1. cool ya! will try to implement them when i next open my ymail 😕 i mainly use gmail

  2. I am mainly a Gmail user; however, from time to time I do have to access my YMail and scan thru to see if there are important emails. For the ones that use Ymail full time this can be very handy. :mrgreen:

  3. @Indyankk,
    Thanks for sharing the shortcuts for Gmail. It will be useful for Gmail users. 🙂

  4. This is a useful list, i mainly use gmail these days .

  5. This is a useful list for those silly Yahoo! Mail users! :mrgreen:

  6. Lets face it…. Google is taking over the world. 😯


    haha Nor do I, just wanted to see if anyone did! I can’t wait till Gmail finally integrates with Google Gears…then it’s really going to suck for Yahoo and Microsoft!

  8. @Kyle,
    Silly users? I dont think Yahoo users are Silly. Remember Gmail is popular only among geeks and Yahoo is still far far ahead than Gmail with a silly interface. 👿 Remember my post on % reasons why I dont like Gmail? :mrgreen:

    I dont think the integration with Google Gears is going to make Yahoo and Microsoft. I feel all these are used only by geeks and not by common people. If Yahoo decides to give POP access, then Gmail is going to suffer. 😈

  9. Actually, you’re right and Google needs to catch up a little with Yahoo considering it’s new email interface is way better than Gmail right now. I use the Greasemonkey script GMAIL Superclean to make it look nice!

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  11. i mainly use yahoo but i would like to get rid of the automatic shortcuts.
    because sometimes when im drafting an email, whenever i press an s or a c or an r it opens a new window or a chat or something that stops me from typing
    i hope i have made myself clear and to hear some suggestions on how to solve this

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