How to Use iCloud Mail Keyboard Shortcuts at icloud.com

There are buttons aplenty, of course, in iCloud Mail on icloud.com and dragging messages around does many things.

To write emails, though, the keyboard is still mightier than the mouse — and, if you grow the habit, its keys may be the quicker path to deleting, flagging, delivering and

Use iCloud Mail Keyboard Shortcuts at icloud.com

To operate iCloud Mail on icloud.com swiftly, you can employ the following keyboard shortcuts.

Under ​Windows or Linux, use the Ctrl key instead of the Mac's Command key.

iCloud Mail Message List

  • Command-Shift-N: Start a new message
  • Down: Go to the next message
  • Up: Go to the previous message
  • Shift-Down and Shift-Up: Highlight a range of messages
  • Command-A: Select all messages in the folder (including those not seen)
  • Tab: Move the input focus to the reading pane
  • Esc: Go to the iCloud home page

One or More Messages Highlighted

  • Enter: Open the highlighted messages in their own separate browser windows or tabs
  • Del or Backspace: Delete the highlighted messages by moving them to the Trash folder.
  • Command-Down: Archive the highlighted messages by moving them to the Archive folder, unread messages will not be marked read
  • Command-Shift-J: Mark the highlighted messages as spam and move it to the Junk folder; in the Junk folder: mark the highlighted messages as not spam
  • Command-Shift-U: Toggle the highlighted messages' read status (mark them as read or unread)
  • Command-Shift-L: Toggle the highlighted messages' flags (mark them as flagged or remove their flags)
  • Command-Shift-N: Start a new message
  • Tab: Move the input focus to the reading pane (one message selected) or the search field (multiple messages highlighted)
  • Esc: Go to the iCloud home page

iCloud Mailboxes List

  • Del or Backspace: Delete the highlighted folder
  • Tab: Move the input focus to the message list
  • Esc: Go to the iCloud home page

One Message Open

  • Del or Backspace: Delete the message
  • Command-Shift-R: Begin a reply to the sender
  • Command-Down: Archive the message
  • Command-P: Print the messages
  • Space: Page through the message, then proceed to the next message
  • Command-Shift-N: Start a new message
  • Tab: Move the input focus to the search field
  • Esc: Go to the iCloud home page

Composing a Message

  • Command-Shift-R: Toggle Reply All, adding or removing other recipients when replying
  • Command-Shift-D: Send the message
  • Esc: Cancel the message
  • Command-Z: Undo the last editing step
  • Command-S: Save as draft
  • Command-Shift-D: Send the message
  • Command-B: Make text bold
  • Command-I: Make text italic
  • Command-U: Underline text
  • Command-= (equal sign): Make text bigger
  • Command-- (minus): Make text smaller
  • Command-] (right square bracket): Indent text
  • Command-[ (left square bracket): Decrease indentation level
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