Indents, Tabs, And Lists – How Do I Set The Tab Key In Gmail

How to indent a bulleted list in Gmail message editor with Mac, Chrome & Finnish keyboard?

Bulleted list can be toggled with Shift+⌘+8 -> Works OK.

Watching: Indents, tabs, and lists

Gmail editor”s button has tooltip with shortcuts ⌘+< (indent) ⌘+> (de-indent). However, I haven”t been able to succesfully do that since in Mac Chrome those shortcuts are mapped for for History -> Back & History -> Forward

Something I”ve tried:

Plain < & > can be entered with Alt+7 & Alt+8 on my keyboard⌘+< & ⌘+>: History -> Back & History -> ForwardAlt+⌘+7 / Alt+⌘+8 : NothingShift+Alt+⌘+7 / Shift+Alt+⌘+7 : Selects previous/next tab⌘+7 : Changes to 7th tab⌘+/ (in Finnish keyboard ⌘+Shift7) : Opens “Help” menu at Mac menu bar.

Not so crucial but would speed up email writing every now and then.

gmail keyboard-shortcuts
Improve this question
edited Oct 4 “14 at 14:40


49.2k3838 gold badges145145 silver badges288288 bronze badges
asked Oct 23 “13 at 7:49


23111 gold badge22 silver badges77 bronze badges
| Show 2 more comments

4 Answers 4

Active Oldest Votes
I am able to use the following shortcuts:

Indent: Command + } Outdent: Command + { or Enter
Improve this answer
edited May 2 “19 at 12:22


21.9k1111 gold badges7575 silver badges9898 bronze badges
answered May 2 “19 at 8:00


Christian WatsonChristian Watson
4122 bronze badges
Add a comment |
Original poster suggested following key combination to type a bullet (·):

See Also:  Easy ways to print an email on gmail on iphone or ipad: 15 steps

Shift + option + 8

For some reason, that does not work for me (macOS Sierra & Finnish keyboard layout). I get a bullet by pressing following keys:

Shift + option + .

I hope this helps if anybody else has same problem.

Improve this answer
edited Oct 5 “17 at 14:21


49.2k3838 gold badges145145 silver badges288288 bronze badges
answered Oct 5 “17 at 14:18
1122 bronze badges
Add a comment |
To indent further inside, you press Tab.

See more: Adding Custom Presence To Lync : Jeff Schertz’S Blog, Skype For Business 2015

To indent outside, i.e. to decrease indent, you just press Enter with the bullet being empty.

Improve this answer
answered Aug 11 “17 at 14:40
Bhavin DoshiBhavin Doshi
10122 bronze badges
Add a comment |
Yes there are various shortcuts available for indenting the bullet list in gmail message editor with Mac.These shortcut keys are like :-Ctrl+shift+7 is the shortcut key for numbered list.Ctrl+shift+8 is the shortcut key for a bullet list.The above both the shortcut keys are useful for the Google Docs also.

Improve this answer
answered May 1 “14 at 13:48
1311 bronze badge
Add a comment |

Your Answer


Thanks for contributing an answer to Web Applications Stack Exchange!

Please be sure to answer the question. Provide details and share your research!

But avoid

Asking for help, clarification, or responding to other answers.Making statements based on opinion; back them up with references or personal experience.

See Also:  Send me a free pregnancy test in the mail

To learn more, see our tips on writing great answers.

See more: How To Create A Google Account For Your Kid Through Family Link

Draft saved
Draft discarded

Sign up or log in

Sign up using Google
Sign up using Facebook
Sign up using Email and Password

Post as a guest

Email Required, but never shown


Post as a guest


Required, but never shown

Post Your Answer Discard

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy


Not the answer you’re looking for? Browse other questions tagged gmail keyboard-shortcuts or ask your own question.

The Overflow Blog
Featured on Meta
Gmail keyboard shortcut for “Display images below”
Google Mail Keyboard Shortcut for delete on Mac
Gmail keyboard shortcut to “expand all”?
Any plugin to control GMail message editor with keyboard?
Gmail keyboard shortcut for bulleted/numbered lists
Gmail keyboard shortcut for navigating tab groupings
How can I change the font in Google Docs just with keyboards shortcuts?
Gmail attach file keyboard shortcut
Hot Network Questions more hot questions

Question feed
Subscribe to RSS
Question feed To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader.

Web Applications
Stack Exchange Network
site design / logo © 2021 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. rev2021.5.7.39232

See Also:  How to do thunderbird gmail configuration for imap & pop

Web Applications Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled



Your privacy

By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *