Thunderbird Thunderbird

Retrieve Messages

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+T / F5 Send and retrieve all messages
F5 Retrieve new messages for current account
Ctrl+Shift+T Retrieve new messages for all accounts
Esc Stop

Other Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+? Help
Ctrl+J Open 'Saved Files' Window
Ctrl+U View Message Source
Ctrl+S Save Message as File
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
F7 Caret browsing (select text with keyboard)
Ctrl+/- Increase / decrease text size (zoom)
Ctrl0 (zero)Command + 0 (zero)Ctrl+0 Restore Text Size (reset zoom)
Ctrl+Shift+B Open Address Book
Ctrl+Q Exit

Navigate Messages

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F8 Toggle Message Pane
F6 / Tab / Shift+Tab Switch focus between Folders Pane and Message List Pane
Arrow Down / Arrow Up Go one message down / one message up
Home / End Go to first message / go to last message
F / B Go to next / go to previous message
N / P Go to next / go to previous unread Message
[ / ] Go to previously viewed / go to next viewed Message
Ctrl+O / Enter Open message (in new window or tab)
Ctrl+W Close window or tab
Ctrl+T Redo close window or tab
Ctrl+A Select all messages
Ctrl+Shift+A Select all messages in Thread
Arrow Right / Arrow Left Expand / collapse collapsed Thread
* / Expand all Threads / collapse all Threads

Mark, Delete and Move Message

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
M Mark Message as read / unread
R Mark Message Thread as Read
Shift+C Mark all Messages als Read
C Mark as Read by date
J / Shift+J Mark as Junk / mark as not junk
S Add / remove Star
A Archive Message
Ctrl+Alt+M Move to previous folder
Delete Delete message
Shift+Delete Delete with bypassing trash
K Ignore or Unignore Thread
Shift+K Ignore or Unignore Subthread
W Watch Thread
1...9 Add / remove Tag 1 ... 9
0(zero) Remove all Tags from Message

Find Messages

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F Find Messages with Quick Filter
Ctrl+Shift+F Find all Messages in Folder
Ctrl+fandctrl+fagain Find text in current Message
Ctrl+G / F3 Find text again next in Current Message
Ctrl+Shift+G / Shift+F3 Find text again previous in Current Message
Ctrl+K Move to Search Bar

Compose and Edit Message

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+M New Message
Ctrl+R Reply to Message (sender only)
Ctrl+Shift+R Reply to all in Message
Ctrl+Shift+L Reply to list
Ctrl+L Forward Message
Ctrl+E Edit Message as new
Ctrl+Enter Send Message now
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Send Message later
Alt+Arrow Down Add additional recipient
Ctrl+[+] / - Increase / decrease text size of selection
Ctrl+C / Ctrl+X / Ctrl+V Copy / Cut / Paste
Ctrl+Shift+O Paste as quotation
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste without formatting
Ctrl+A Select all text in a message
Ctrl+S Save draft
Ctrl+Delete Delete current word
Ctrl+Backspace Delete previous word