Quick Guide: Windows 8 Mail App Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are all keyboard shortcuts for the built-in Windows 8 Mail Modern app

  The built-in Windows 8 Mail app
As you most likely know if you are a Windows 8 adopter, the new Microsoft operating system comes with several pre-installed Modern apps, including a Mail client that’s supposed to make any third-party mail software almost useless.

As you most likely know if you are a Windows 8 adopter, the new Microsoft operating system comes with several pre-installed Modern apps, including a Mail client that’s supposed to make any third-party mail software almost useless.

While some find this Mail app fairly helpful, others prefer to stick to a traditional desktop client such as Mozilla’s very own Thunderbird, although Microsoft’s solution was designed to let you send and read emails from the Modern UI.

The Mail app is undoubtedly a nice app for any Windows RT tablet, especially because the choice is pretty limited when it comes to email clients available in the Windows Store.

But the app does its job very well on desktop computers and laptops too, especially thanks to the fact that it uses the notification system to alert the user whenever a new message has landed in the inbox.

Of course, just like any other built-in Windows feature, the Mail app comes with keyboard shortcuts, which means that you can easily access some of its goodies by simply pressing predefined hotkeys. Basically, these shortcuts let you manage your messages, read and send new emails without even touching the mouse, thus improving your workflow and making the whole process a lot faster.

So here are all Windows 8 Mail app keyboard shortcuts, as they were provided by Microsoft:

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Ctrl + R - Reply

Ctrl + Shift + R - Reply all

Ctrl + F - Forward

Ctrl + Shift + F - Hide or show the Folder pane

Ctrl + Shift + A - Hide or show the Accounts pane

Ctrl + U - Mark as unread

Ctrl + Q - Mark as read

Ctrl + A - Select all messages

Ctrl + N - New Message

F5 - Sync

Alt + B - Put focus on the bcc button

Alt + C - Put focus on the cc button/Accept

Alt + D - Decline

Alt + S - Send mail

Alt + T - Put focus on the To button

Alt + V - Open the invitation in Calendar

Ctrl + Enter - Send mail

Ctll + Shift + F - Select a font

Ctrl + Spacebar - Clear formatting

Ctrl + Y - Redo

F4 - Redo

Ctrl + [ - Increase font size one point

Ctrl + ] - Decrease font size one point

Ctrl + Shift + , - Decrease font size

Ctrl + Shift + . - Increase font size

Ctrl + K - Add a link

Ctrl + E - Center

Ctrl + L - Left

Ctrl + R - Right

Ctrl + Shift + L - Bullets

Ctrl + M - Indent

Ctrl + Shift + M - Outdent

Tab or Shift + Tab - Indent/outdent when text is selected or when focus is in a list

Ctrl + ' - Acute accent

Ctrl + , - Cedilla accent

Ctrl + Shift + 6 - Circumflex accent

Ctrl + Shift + ; - Diaeresis accent

Ctrl + ` - Grave accent

Ctrl + Shift + 7 - Ligature accent

Ctrl + Shift + 2 - Ring accent

Ctrl + / - Slash accent

Ctrl + Shift + ` - Tilde accent

Alt + Ctrl + Shift + 1 - Inverted exclamation mark

Alt + Ctrl + Shift + / - Inverted question mark

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