Make your online life easier. Don’t we just love finishing things faster? Personally, it makes me feel supreme when I know an alternate way of performing a function. So here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for the most in demand applications.


Keyboard Shortcut for Gmail:

Email is a necessary part of our lives now, especially at work. These tips can help you handle your emails with flare even when they are all piled up to the ceiling!

e = archive email and return to inbox

] = archive email and go to next email (returns to inbox if you’re at the last email)

g then i = go to inbox

+u = mark unread

c = compose a new email

r = reply to sender

a = reply-all

++c = add cc recipients

++b = add bcc recipients

* Type a question mark (?) from anywhere inside Gmail to see the full list.

** If the shortcuts aren’t working, go to your Gmail settings and tick the on/off switch.


Keyboard Shortcuts for Twitter

Twitter is already so easy to use, but we can actually make it even simpler!

g + l = Takes me directly to my Twitter lists

j / k = Cycling forward and backward through tweets

Enter = Open tweet details

| = Close all open tweets

*See full list of shortcuts on gear icon (top right of the Twitter menu) and then click Keyboard Shortcuts from the drop-down.


Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook

I know most of you can’t wait for these, but just to tell you Facebook shortcuts vary by browser and by computer.

  • Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + #, then Enter
  • Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
  • Chrome for PC: Alt + #
  • Safari, Firefox, and Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #

Did you know that numbers 0-9 can actually take you to different pages on your Facebook account?

0 – Help

1 – Home

2 – Timeline

3 – Friends

4 – Inbox

5 – Notifications

6 – Settings

7 – Activity Log

8 – About

9 – Terms

More browsing shortcuts!

j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories

l = like or unlike a story

c = comment on a story

s = share a story

p = post a new status update

/ = search

*Type question mark (?) to open the full list of Facebook shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Youtube

1 = jump ahead to 10 percent through a video

5 = jump ahead to 50 percent

Any other single digit = jump ahead to a certain percentage through a video (e.g., 3 = 30 percent, 4 = 40 percent)

0 = starts the video over at 0:00

= pauses/unpauses the video

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google+

left arrow = Navigates to the menu at the left side of the page (e.g., Home, Photos), and you can scroll this list with the up/down arrows.

/ = selects the search box at the top of the page

j/k = moves up/down in the stream

*Type a question mark (?) to see the full list of shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress

+ 2, 3, or 4 = Heading 2, 3, or 4 wherever your cursor currently is

++a = add a link

++m = insert an image

*Click the question mark icon from the editor menu to see full list of shortcuts or ++h (another shortcut it is! ;))

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Pocket

+1 = go to homepage

+2 = go to favorites

+3 = go to archive

a = Archive

f = Favorite


Keyboard shortcut for Google Docs

+k = insert link

++c = word count

Keyboard Shortcuts for Dropbox

/ = search

left = go up a folder

right = open a selected folder

= download or open a file

F2 = rename a selected file

*Type a question mark (?) within Dropbox to see full list of shortcuts.


There you have it! Make sure you apply them every now and then!