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How to use Keyboard Shortcuts

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Shift has its own list of custom keyboard shortcuts. These keyboard shortcuts are built right into Shift and cannot be customized or disabled. This article covers the complete list of keyboard shortcuts in Shift, including how to use app or email-specific keyboard shortcuts. 💻

How to use app or email-specific shortcuts

Shift should honor most shortcuts for individual apps, emails, and websites. To access app or email-specific keyboard shortcuts, click on the app or email in your sidebar and then click anywhere on the page to bring it into focus. Then, use the keyboard's desired shortcut that's specific to that app, email, or website. 

Shift keyboard shortcuts

For quick access to this list in Shift, Click Cmd/Ctrl + / 







Undo previous action

Cmd Z

Ctrl Z


Redo previous undone action

Cmd Shift Z

Ctrl Shift Z



Cmd X

Ctrl X



Cmd C

Ctrl C

Copy Paste Match Style

Copy and Paste Match Style

Cmd Shift Optn V

Ctrl Shift Alt V



Cmd V

Ctrl V

Select All

Select All

Cmd A

Ctrl A


Brings up text box for search

Cmd F

Ctrl F

Find Next

In find mode, find next match

Cmd G

Ctrl G

Find Previous

In find mode, find previous match

Cmd Shift G

Ctrl Shift G


Open Preferences 

Open quick settings page

Cmd ,

Ctrl ,

Open Keyboard Shortcuts Opening the keyboard shortcut list Cmd / Ctrl /


Quit Shift

Cmd Q

Ctrl Q


Print the page

Cmd P

Ctrl P

Hard refresh

Reloads Shift

Cmd Shift R

Ctrl Shift R

Developer Tools

Open developer tools

Cmd Shift I

Ctrl Shift I

Focus Address Bar

If in a tab, places focus on the address bar

Cmd L

Ctrl L

Start Dictation

Start dictation

Function D

Win H

Emoji & Symbols

Open emoji & symbols keyboard

Function E

Win ;

Open Unified Calendar

Brings the Unified Calendar into view

Optn Ctrl Cmd U

Ctrl Alt U


Navigate Back

Go back to previous tab

Cmd [

Ctrl [

Navigate Forward

Move to next tab

Cmd ]

Ctrl ]

Go Home

Go to "home" page of current app

Cmd Shift H

Ctrl Shift H

Navigate to Email

Navigate to Primary Email account

Cmd 1

Ctrl 1

Navigate to Calendar

Navigate to Primary Email calendar

Cmd 2

Ctrl 2

Navigate to Drive

Navigate to Primary Email Drive

Cmd 3

Ctrl 3

Next Quick Switcher Item Navigate to the next item in the quick switcher Ctrl Tab Ctrl Tab
Previous Quick Switcher Item Navigate to the previous item in the quick switcher Ctrl Shft Tab Ctrl Shft Tab
Activate Next Workspace Activate the next item in the current Workspace Cmd Optn Down Arrow Ctrl Alt ]
Activate Previous Workspace Activate the previous item in the current Workspace Cmd Optn Up Arrow Ctrl Alt [
Activate Next Workspace App Activate the next app in the Workspace Cmd Shft Optn Down Arrow Shft Alt ]
Activate Previous Workspace App Activate the previous app in the Workspace Cmd Shft Optn Up Arrow Shft Alt [


Navigate to Right Tab

Go to tab to the right of current tab

Optn Cmd Right Arrow

Ctrl Shift ]

Navigate to Left Tab

Go to tab to the left of current tab

Optn Cmd Left Arrow

Ctrl Shift [

Open new tab

Open new tab

Cmd T

Ctrl T

Open link in background tab

Open link in background tab

Cmd Click

Ctrl Click

Close Tab

Close current tab

Cmd W

Ctrl W


Reload current instance

Cmd R

Ctrl R


Zoom In

Zoom in an increment

Cmd =

Ctrl =

Zoom Out

Zoom out an increment

Cmd -

Ctrl -

Reset Zoom Level

Reset zoom level

Cmd 0

Ctrl 0

Toggle Full-screen

Toggle full-screen mode

Ctrl Cmd F


Exit Fullscreen

Exit full-screen mode




Minimizes the window

Cmd M

Ctrl M

Show/Hide Bookmark Bar

Shows/hides the bookmark bar

Cmd Shift B

Ctrl Shift B

Hide Shift

Hides the Shift window

Cmd H


Hide Other Windows

Hides other windows

Cmd Alt H


The "Restore Tabs" keyboard shortcut function is not currently available in Shift.

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