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Gmail: this happens if you press the combination Ctrl + Shift + B from a PC

Most mobile applications that have their own web version, such as WhatsApp, Word, Telegram, etc., have different keyboard shortcuts that will help you simplify some steps without the need to use the mouse. In this opportunity, we will explain what would happen if you press the combinations Control + Shift + B in GmailBefore doing so, first find out what it is about.

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It is important to clarify that on some computers or laptops with Windows and Mac operating systems, the key combinations are disabled by default when you enter the email platform, GmailHowever, below we will show you the steps to activate them, so when you press the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + B, it will work without any problem.

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  • First open Gmail from a PC or laptop.
  • Now, press the cogwheel (gear) icon located at the top right.
  • Click on ‘View all settings’.
  • A new window will open with several tabs, tap on the one that says ‘General’.
  • Then, scroll the space bar down until you find the section ‘Key combinations’.
  • On the right you will get two options, select the one that says ‘Key combinations activated’.
  • Finally, at the bottom, press the button that says ‘Save changes’.


If you press these key combinations in the web version of Gmail, two things will happen: first, an ‘Applications’ tab will appear in the upper left, if you click, all Google applications will automatically open such as: Chrome web Store, Google Drive, Spreadsheet, YouTube, etc .; second, after tapping on the button to compose a document, you will quickly add recipients to ‘Bcc’, what is this? a function to send the same blind copy email to several people.

The best keyboard shortcuts for composing emails

  • Open a new newsroom: c
  • Compose in a new tab: d
  • Back to mailing list: u
  • Bold: Control + b
  • Italic: Control + i
  • Underline: Control + u
  • Numbered list: Control + Shift + 7
  • Bulleted List: Control + Shift + 8
  • Quote: Control + Shift + 9
  • Align text left: Control + Shift + l (ele)
  • Align text to the right: Control + Shift + e
  • Align text to the center: Control + Shift + r

Do you have problems with Gmail? If the platform works slow or does not load correctly, click here and follow all the steps to solve the problem. In case these solutions have not worked, consult the G Suite Status Dashboard to see if there are any known issues with Gmail.

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