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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