Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts perform operations in Mattermost to help you navigate through channels and make a more efficient use of your keyboard. See also slash commands for alternate ways to help carry out actions with a keyboard instead of a mouse.

To display a list of available keyboard shortcuts, type CTRL+/ (CMD+/ on Mac), or /shortcuts.

Note

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

Files

On Windows

On Mac

Description

CTRL+U

CMD+U

Upload a file

Messages

On Windows

On Mac

Description

CTRL+UP (in empty input field)

CMD+UP (in empty input field)

Reprint previous message or slash command you entered

CTRL+DOWN (in empty input field)

CMD+DOWN (in empty input field)

Reprint next message or slash command you entered

SHIFT+UP (in empty input field)

SHIFT+UP (in empty input field)

Reply to the most recent message in the current channel

UP (in empty input field)

UP (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+\

CMD+SHIFT+\

React to last message in channel or thread

Formatting

On Windows

On Mac

Description

CTRL+B

CMD+B

Bold text

CTRL+I

CMD+I

Italicize text

CTRL+ALT+K

CMD+ALT+K

Format text as a link

Browser Built-in

On Windows

On Mac

Description

ALT+LEFT

CMD+[

Previous channel in your history

ALT+RIGHT

CMD+]

Next channel in your history

CTRL+PLUS

CMD+PLUS

Increase font size (zoom in)

CTRL+MINUS

CMD+MINUS

Decrease font size (zoom out)

SHIFT+UP (in input field)

SHIFT+UP (in input field)

Highlight text to the previous line

SHIFT+DOWN (in input field)

SHIFT+DOWN (in input field)

Highlight text to the next line

SHIFT+ENTER (in input field)

SHIFT+ENTER (in input field)

Create a new line