Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shorcuts allow you to quickly perform an action without removing your hands from the keyboard to use your mouse or touchpad. If a button has a keyboard shortcut, you can quickly find it by hovering your mouse over the button. A tooltip will display with the shortcut key.

You can enable or disable keyboard shortcuts on the Settings → Preferences screen.

Global navigation

Switch to another app or screen within FastMail with these keyboard shortcuts:

ShortcutActionDescription
Shift+G then M Mail Go your mail.
Shift+G then A Address Book Go your contacts.
Shift+G then N Notes Go your notes.
Shift+G then F Files Go your file storage.
Shift+G then B Billing & Plan Mange your account subscription and plan.
Shift+G then S Settings Open the settings for your account.
Shift+G then ? Help Open the FastMail help.
Shift+G then L Log out Log out of your account.

Mail shortcuts

These commands will work when you are viewing message lists in your Inbox or other folders.

General mail actions

ShortcutActionDescription
C Compose Start composing a new message.
G Go to folder Quickly switch to a folder. Type the first few characters of the folder name, or use the up/down arrow keys to move between the matching folders. If a folder name is more than one word, you can match either word. Press Enter to open the selected folder.
Z Undo Undo the last thing you did, if possible.
Space Page down Scroll down one page (window-height).
Shift+Space Page up Scroll up one page (window-height).
/ Search messages Focus the mail search box
Esc Cancel Remove focus from a text box.

Navigate, refresh, select & pin

These actions apply while viewing your mailbox list. The currently focussed conversation is shown in the mailbox list with a blue line to the left of the checkbox.

ShortcutActionDescription
U Refresh Check for any new messages or other changes to your mail.
J Focus next Move the focus down one conversation.
K Focus previous Move the focus up one conversation.
O or Enter Open Display the currently focussed conversation.
X Select or deselect Toggle the selection of the currently focussed conversation so you can perform an action (see next section).
S Toggle pinned Toggles the pinned status of the currently focussed conversation or message.
Shift+X Select/deselect a range Toggle the selection of the currently focussed conversation, and also set the same selections state on all conversations between the focussed conversation and the last conversation on which you changed selection.
 then A or ' then A Select all Select all conversations in the mailbox.
 then N or ' then N Unselect all Clear any current selection.

Conversation actions

When viewing your mailbox list, these actions apply to any selected conversations. Selected messages appear with a checkmark to the left and are highlighted in a different colour. When reading a conversation, these actions apply just to that conversation.

D or # or Delete Delete Move every message in the selected conversations to your Trash folder. If they are already in the Trash folder, this will delete the messages permanently instead.
M Move Move the selected conversations to a different folder. Type the first few characters of the folder name, or use the up/down arrow keys to move between the matching folders. If a folder name is more than one word, you can match either word. Press Enter to move the conversations to the selected folder.
Y Archive Mark the selected conversations as read and move them to the Archive folder.
! Report spam Train your spam filter to recognise the selected conversations as spam, and move them to your Spam folder.
. then r Mark read Mark all messages in the selected conversations as read.
. then u Mark unread Mark all messages in the selected conversation as unread.
. then p Pin Pin the selected conversations.
. then n Unpin Remove the pin from the selected conversations.
% Permanently delete Delete the selected conversations forevever (cannot be undone).

Message actions

While reading a conversation, the following additional shortcuts are available.

ShortcutActionDescription
J Next Open the next conversation down in the mailbox list.
K Previous Open the previous conversation in the mailbox list.
U Return to the mailbox list.
R Reply Start a new reply to the sender or mailing list of the last message in the conversation (depending on whether the message came from a mailing list).
A Reply to all Start a new reply to all the participants in the last message of the conversation.
Alt+R Reply to sender Start a new reply to just the sender of the last message in the conversation, even if the Reply-to header is set to reply back to a mailing list.
F Forward Forward the last message in the conversation to someone else.
Shift+L Display images If the conversation has messages with blocked images, display them.
Shift+E Expand all Expand all collapsed messages in the conversation.
N Focus next Focus and scroll to the next message in the conversation. A focussed message is shown with a blue line to the left of the avatar at the top. When a message is focussed, the R/A/Alt+R/F shortcuts apply to that message instead of the last message in the conversation.
P Focus previous Focus and scroll to the previous message in the conversation. A focussed message is shown with a blue line to the left of the avatar at the top. When a message is focussed, the R/A/Alt+R/F shortcuts apply to that message instead of the last message in the conversation.
E Expand Expand or collapse the currently focussed message.
; More actions Show the "More actions" menu for the currently focussed message. You can then use the arrow keys and Enter to select an action. Note, the message must be expanded for this shortcut to be applicable.

Compose shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used while composing messages.

ShortcutActionDescription
Ctrl+Enter Send Send the message.
Ctrl+S Save draft Save the message to the Drafts folder.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Backspace Discard Discard the message and any saved draft.
Ctrl+Shift+C Show Cc Shows the Cc field, if hidden.
Ctrl+Shift+B Show Bcc Shows the Bcc field, if hidden.
Ctrl+M Format text This only applies when in plain text mode. Rewraps paragraphs and tries to align text to make it neater.
Ctrl+B Bold Toggle bold in rich text.
Ctrl+I Italic Toggle italic in rich text.
Ctrl+U Underline Toggle underline in rich text.
Ctrl+Shift+5 Subscript Toggle subscript in rich text.
Ctrl+Shift+6 Superscript Toggle superscript in rich text.
Ctrl+Shift+7 Strikethrough Toggle strikethrough in rich text.
Ctrl+Shift+8 Bullet list Make a bullet list.
Ctrl+Shift+9 Numbered list Make a numbered list.
Ctrl+[ Remove quote Decrease the quote level.
Ctrl+] Add quote Increase the quote level.

Address book shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used while viewing your address book.

ShortcutActionDescription
N New contact Create a new contact.
J Next Focus and show the next contact.
K Previous Focus and show the previous contact.
X Select/deselect Select or deselect the focussed contact.
S Toggle pinned Toggles the pinned status of the focussed contact.
Shift+X Select/deselect a range Toggle the selection of the currently focussed contact, and also set the same selections state on all contacts between the focussed contact and the last contact on which you changed selection.
E Edit Edit the focussed contact.
Ctrl+S Save Save any changes you've made to the contact you are editing.
Esc Discard changes Stop editing and discard any changes you made.
# or Delete Delete Delete the selected contacts.
R Groups Add or remove the selected contacts to/from a contact group.
/ Search Focus the contacts search box.
Z Undo Undo the last thing you did, if possible.

Calendar shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used while viewing your calendar.

ShortcutActionDescription
N New event Create a new event.
C Calendars Show the menu for toggling visibility of calendars on and off.
V Switch view Flip between Overview and Detail view.
O Time zone Change the time zone in which the calendar is viewed (to use this, first enable multiple time zone support in the settings).
G Go to date Type in a date and hit enter to quickly jump to a specific date. The input accepts most date formats.
T Go to today Quickly jump to today in the current view.
J Next Move the view forward one week (overview) or day (detail view).
K Previous Move the view back one week (overview) or day (detail view).
Ctrl+S Save Save any changes you've made to the event you are editing.
Esc Close pop over Closes any pop over currently visible.
Z or Ctrl+Z Undo Undo the last thing you did. You can undo up to your last 10 previous actions.
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo Redo the last thing you undid.

Notes shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used while viewing your notes.

ShortcutActionDescription
N New note Create a new note.
J Next Show the next note.
K Previous Show the previous note.
S Toggle pinned Toggles the pinned status of the focussed note.
E Edit Edit the visible note.
Ctrl+S Save Save any changes you've made to the note you are editing.
Esc Discard changes Stop editing and discard any changes you made.
# or Delete Delete Delete the visible note.
/ Search Focus the notes search box.
Z Undo Undo the last thing you did, if possible.