Keyboard Shortcuts for Yahoo Mail – Email & Chat Faster!

Use the keyboard shortcuts for mail, chat and text messaging from within the Yahoo Mail’s new tab based navigation.

Command Shortcut
Check Mail m
New Message n
Reply r
Reply All a
Forward message f
Mark As Read k
Delete Item Your “delete” key
Save Draft Ctrl+s
Send Message Ctrl+Enter (Alt+s also supported)
Open message in its own tab Enter (select a message first, or more than one)
Close read-message tab Esc
Start a new chat Ctrl+Shift+c or c
Check All Mail (includes all POP accounts) Shift+m
Close Current Tab Ctrl+\
New Message in its own window Shift+n
Reply in a new window Shift+r
Reply All in a new window Shift+a
Put message in one of your first 9 folders 1-9 (e.g., press 2 for 2nd folder; won’t work beyond 9)
Forward in a new window Shift+f
Mark As Unread Shift+k
Flag l (that’s an L, not a one)
Clear Flag Shift+l (that’s an L, not a one)
Print Ctrl+p – or just p !
Turn Reading Pane on and off v
Navigate through tabs—right to left motion Ctrl+[
Navigate through tabs—left to right motion Ctrl+]
Edit contact info Enter (select a contact first, in Contacts)
Find a word or phrase in a message Ctrl+f
Expand window to maximum height F11
Next message (in message tab) Ctrl+. (that’s Ctrl with the period)
Previous message (in message tab) Ctrl+, (Ctrl with the comma)
Next (or previous) message with same Subject;
Next (or previous) flagged message;
Next (or previous) unread message;
Next (or previous) from: _________
To set this up, press:
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+up arrow.
Click the option you want, then OK.
Now: To use the shortcut, press:
Ctrl+Shift+down arrow (for next message) or
Ctrl+Shift+up arrow (for previous message)
Skip to oldest unread message Ctrl+Shift+End
Move message to a folder d


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  3. I hate these shortcuts. When I start typing a message, I end up with a new text window, a new chat window, another reply window and all I wanted to do was type a message in my reply window. HELP!!!!! Any way to stop these from working???????

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