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Hot keys and keyboard shortcuts Follow

Overview

There are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate the Zoom settings without using your mouse. They are listed in this article and also available in your Zoom desktop client settings, under Keyboard Shortcuts.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux: 5.2.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app for iOS (iPad), 4.4.5 (55341.0715) or higher

You can view and edit keyboard shortcuts in your Keyboard Shortcuts settings.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
    Settings Option Under Profile Picture
  3. Click Keyboard Shortcuts.

    The keyboard shortcuts will appear.

Editing shortcuts

You can edit a shortcut by clicking on the shortcut and then pressing the shortcut key that you would like to use. 

Some of the shortcuts can be used as global shortcuts, meaning they will work even when Zoom is not in focus. To enable a shortcut globally, check the option next to the shortcut. 

Available shortcuts

General

  • F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom's meeting controls

Meeting

  • PageUp: View previous 25 video stream in gallery view
  • PageDown: View next 25 video stream in gallery view
  • Alt: Turn on/off the option Always show meeting controls in General settings
  • Alt+F1: Switch to active speaker view in video meeting
  • Alt+F2: Switch to gallery video view in video meeting
  • Alt+F4: Close the current window
  • Alt+V: Start/stop video
  • Alt+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host
    Note: For the meeting host only
  • Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+Shift+S: Start/stop new screen share 
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+T: Pause or resume screen share 
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Alt+N: Switch camera
  • Alt+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Alt+H: Display/hide in-meeting chat panel
  • Alt+U:Display/hide participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open invite window
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Alt+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Ctrl+2: Read active speaker name
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H: Show/hide floating meeting controls

Chat

  • Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  • Switch to Portrait/Landscape View: Alt+L
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  • Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  • Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  • Ctrl+T: Jump to chat with someone
  • Ctrl+F: Search
  • Ctrl+Tab: Move to the next tab (right)
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Move to the previous tab (left)

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Ctrl+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.

You can view and edit keyboard shortcuts in your Accessibility settings.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
    Settings Option under Profile Picture
  3. Click Keyboard Shortcuts.

    The keyboard shortcuts will appear.

Editing shortcuts

You can edit a shortcut by clicking on the shortcut and then pressing the shortcut key that you would like to use. 

Some of the shortcuts can be used as global shortcuts, meaning they will work even when Zoom is not in focus. To enable a shortcut globally, check the option next to the shortcut. 

Available shortcuts

General

  • Command(⌘)+W: Close the current window
  • Command(⌘)+L: Switch to portrait or landscape View, depending on current view
  • Ctrl+T: Switch from one tab to the next

Meeting

  • Command(⌘)+J: Join meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+V: Start meeting
  • Command(⌘)+J: Schedule meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+S: Screen share using direct share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Command(⌘)+Control+M: Mute audio for everyone except the host (only available to the host)
  • Command(⌘)+Control+U: Unmute audio for everyone except host (only available to the host)
  • Space: Push to talk
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+V: Start/stop video
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+N: Switch camera
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+S: Start/stop screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+T: Pause or resume screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+R: Start local recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+C: Start cloud recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+W: Switch to active speaker view or gallery view, depending on current view
  • Control+P: View previous 25 participants in gallery view
  • Control+N: View next 25 participants in gallery view
  • Command(⌘)+U: Display/hide participants panel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+H: Show/hide in-meeting chat panel
  • Command(⌘)+I: Open invite window
  • Option+Y: Raise hand/lower hand
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+M: Switch to minimal window
  • Ctrl+Option+Command+H: Show/hide meeting controls
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Ctrl+\: Toggle the Always Show meeting controls option in General settings
  • Command(⌘)+W: Prompt to End or Leave Meeting

Chat

  • Command(⌘)+K: Jump to chat with someone
  • Command(⌘)+T: Screenshot
You can view all keyboard shortcuts in your Accessibility settings.
  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then Settings.
  3. Click Accessibility.

    The accessibility settings and keyboard shortcuts will appear.

Available shortcuts

General

  • Ctrl+Tab: Switch from one tab to the next

Meeting

  • Alt: Toggle the Always show meeting controls option in General settings
  • Alt+V: Start/stop video
  • Alt+A: Mute/unmute my audio
  • Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except the host (available only to the host)
  • Alt+S: Start/stop screen sharing
  • Alt+T: Pause/resume screen sharing
  • Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P: Pause/resume recording
  • Alt+N: Switch camera
  • Esc: Enter/exit full screen mode
  • Alt+U: Show/hide participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open the invite window
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Shift+R: Begin remote control
  • Alt+Shift+G: Revoke remote control permission

Chat

  • Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Ctrl+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.

If you are using an iPad with a keyboard, the following shortcuts are available in a Zoom meeting:

  • Command + Shift + A: Mute/unmute my audio
  • Command + Shift + V: Start/stop my video
  • Command + Shift + H: Display/hide chat
  • Command + Shift + M: Minimize meeting
  • Command + U: Display/hde manage participants
  • Command + W: Close the front window, such as the participants or meeting settings window