Keyboard Shortcuts

Not a fan of using the mouse? We've got all the keyboard shortcuts ready right at your fingertips, including familiar Gmail keyboard shortcuts that you may already use. To explore this further:

1) Click on the top left Mailbird drop down menu in the app.

2) Select "Shortcuts"

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3) A window will pop up showing all the different keyboard shortcuts you can use.

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4) To search for any keyboard shortcut, simply click on the magnified glass icon on the top right of the window and type your keyboard shortcut search. For example type "compose" and you will find all keyboard shortcuts related to composing an email. 

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Use a keyboard shortcut of "Shift" + "?" and that will also automatically pull up your keyboard shortcut options up. In case you wanted to print a complete list of the shortcut here's a link to it "Mailbird shortcut list"

We hope you use them to further improve your efficiency and speed with email using Mailbird.

 

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13 Comments

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    Marius Baiesu

    Ok. Fine. But I miss the shift+delete option. I mean, I am trying it every day on Mailbird :D

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    Charles Power

    The popup window is cute but as shown here it is too small for all the shortcuts and, at least on this PC, it seems to be unnavigable. I can't increase the box size to see the text, I can't go down to see the rest of the shortcuts. Why not just put the ACTUAL SHORTCUTS on the web page instead of showing how to bring up a popup window?

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    Mailbird Support

    Hey Charles, 

    Thanks for your feedback.

    The complete list of shortcuts can be seen and/or downloaded here:  "Mailbird shortcut list" 

    Have a great week and let us know if you come across any other issues we can help you with.

     

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    Tomclaudin

    Hello, 

    is it possible to edit some shortcuts ? when i use photoshop i always use ctrl+alt+space for zoom out, but it opens a ton mailbird windows.

    I really enjoy using mailbird, but this problem is annoying and as a graphish i can't use it right now.

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    Leonardo Santoso

    Hi Tom

     

    The only shortcut that you can edit in Mailbird is the ctrl+alt+space. You can change this in options>composing

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    Denys Prots

    I would love a way to edit or at least disable the Ctrl+Enter shortcut, used to immediately send a draft.

    It happens to me that I accidentally hit Ctrl+Enter instead of Enter or say, Ctrl+V, and my unfinished email goes away without any prompt for confirmation. Is there a way to prevent Mailbird from accidentally sending out emails on hitting Ctrl+Enter?

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    Gregory Terrell

    I'm new to Mailbird and using Pro 2.0.  I agree with the last comment, from Denys Prots, posted October 28th, 2015:

    "I would love a way to edit or at least disable the Ctrl+Enter shortcut, used to immediately send a draft.  It happens to me that I accidentally hit Ctrl+Enter instead of Enter or say, Ctrl+V, and my unfinished email goes away without any prompt for confirmation. Is there a way to prevent Mailbird from accidentally sending out emails on hitting Ctrl+Enter?"

    I've done this now 3 or 4 times myself, even doing it more than once on the same, unfinished, important email.  I've yet to discover a way to insert .a hard carriage return that moves down only one line, not two, and in a frantic hunt for the secret to a 1-line carriage return, one guess I've tried has been CTRL+Enter, not knowing till I read this kb article how I keep sending unfinished emails I cannot afford to send as they are.  Since the same thing has happened when I was not hunting for something unknown, I must also somehow manage to hit the same combination by pure accident.  

    I suspect it has to do with html as seems the case in Outlook and other html-possible format programs/apps, but I've never fully understood the technical side.  I just know the problem can be avoided by switching the format to something other than html.  I don't doubt you have answered my question somewhere, so I will continue to hunt.  If I'm totally stumped, I'll submit a request.  Here, I just wanted to ditto Denys Prots comment.

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    Martin Gloeckle

    please please add an option to disable shortcuts. similar to what tomclaudin mentioned, your shortcuts interfere with very common Adobe zoom shortcuts (ctrl-alt-space). every time i'm in an adobe product and want to zoom, i'm suddenly presented with a large amount of new mailbird windows ...

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    Wojciech Wójcik

    how about the " . " shortcut? it is supposed to display the " more " menu (like "mark all as read" or "empty folder"), which it does but...that's it! you still have to choose the desired option with your mouse (up/down cursors don't work, as the focus is in the current mail folder, so they actually select the highlighted email message), which makes the shortcut itself completely useless

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    Peter

    Can't agree more with those above.  I'm finding this exceedingly frustrating that I can't edit shortcuts, or disable them.  The email client can have shortcuts, but either allow us to disable them, or only enable them when the software window is selected.  It's causing workflow issues with other applications!!

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    Sebastian Tiller

    One shortcut I found that was helpful was ctrl-tab for indenting text.

    If it could just support Tab (in content windows) that would be better.

    Hopefully this helps someone else out!

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    Krzys

    Hi,

    @Mailbird Support,  sometimes shortcuts collide with other programs, which is very frustrating. Why there is no option of disabling chosen shortcuts?

    There is a feature request in the community forum but it is old and does not seem to be active.

     

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    Anmar Oueja

    Great product but there is a bug in the application gmail hotkeys feature. Here is how to reproduce it:

     

    * select a conversation (thread of e-mails) using j or j hot keys 

    * press n or p. none of the messages in the conversation are selected. Sometimes, if you press tab, then n or p, the feature works. 

    There is definitely issues with hotkeys focus area so I leave it to the guys to resolve. Other than than. My only request is plain text e-mails instead of using RTF all the time. 

     

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