Keyboard shortcuts for Channels

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Keyboard shortcuts for Mattermost Channels help you make a more efficient use of your keyboard.

Tip

Display a list of available keyboard shortcuts by pressing Ctrl / on Windows or Linux, pressing / on Mac, or using the /shortcuts slash command.

File upload shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are supported in all supported browsers and in the Mattermost desktop app.

On Windows & Linux

On Mac

Description

Ctrl U

U

Upload a file.

Message shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are supported in all supported browsers and in the Mattermost desktop app.

On Windows & Linux

On Mac

Description

Ctrl (in empty input field)

(in empty input field)

Reprint previous message or slash command you entered.

Ctrl (in empty input field)

(in empty input field)

Reprint next message or slash command you entered.

Shift (in empty input field)

(in empty input field)

Reply to the most recent message in the current channel.

(in empty input field)

(in empty input field)

Edit your last message in the current channel.

@[character] Tab

@[character] Tab

Autocomplete @username beginning with [character].

~[character] Tab

~[character] Tab

Autocomplete channel beginning with [character].

:[character] Tab

:[character] Tab

Autocomplete emoji beginning with [character].

Ctrl Shift \

\

React to last message in channel or thread.

Formatting shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are supported in all supported browsers and in the Mattermost desktop app.

On Windows & Linux

On Mac

Description

Ctrl B

B

Bold text.

Ctrl I

I

Italicize text.

Ctrl Alt K

K

Format text as a link.

Accessibility nagivation shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts work in all supported browsers and in the Mattermost desktop app.

On Windows & Linux

On Mac

Description

Alt

[

Go to the previous channel in your history.

Alt

]

Go to the next channel in your history.

Shift (in input field)

(in input field)

Highlight text to the previous line.

Shift (in input field)

(in input field)

Highlight text to the next line.

Shift Enter (in input field)

Enter (in input field)

Create a new line.

Note

Though Mattermost keyboard shortcuts support standard languages and keyboard layouts, they may not work if you use keymapping that overwrites default browser shortcuts.

Calls shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are supported in all supported browsers and in the Mattermost desktop app when calls are enabled.

On Windows & Linux

On Mac

Description

Ctrl Shift S

S

Start or join call in current channel.

Ctrl Shift Space

Space

Mute or unmute.

Ctrl Shift Y

Y

Raise or lower hand.

Ctrl Shift E

E

Share or unshare screen.

Alt P or Ctrl Shift P

P or P

Show or hide participants list.

Ctrl Shift L

L

Leave current call.

Space

Space

Hold to unmute (push to talk) Note: works in the expanded view/popout window only.