Hot keys and keyboard shortcuts

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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 for hot keys and keyboard shortcuts

  • 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

Meeting

  • F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom's meeting controls
  • PageUp: View previous 25 participants videos in gallery view
  • PageDown: View next 25 participants videos in gallery view
  • Alt: Toggle the option Always show meeting controls in General settings
  • Alt+F1: Switch to Speaker view 
  • Alt+F2: Switch to Gallery view 
  • 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: Open share screen window or stop screen share if already sharing
    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: Open or close meeting chat panel
  • Alt+U: Open or close participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open invite window
  • Alt+Shift+I: Copy invitation link
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Q: Display prompt to end or leave meeting.
  • 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
  • Alt+L: Switch between Portrait and Landscape views
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  • Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  • Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  • Alt+Left: Back in chat history
  • Alt+Right: Forward in chat history
  • Ctrl+N: Start a new chat
  • Ctrl+F: Search
  • Ctrl+L: Focus to list of all chats and channels
  • Ctrl+U: Focus on latest message in current group chat or channel
  • Ctrl+Alt+I: Add member to current group chat or channel
  • Alt+N: Jump to start of new messages in current group chat or channel

Note: There are also additional shortcuts for editing chat messages.

Phone

  • Ctrl+P: Call highlighted phone number.
  • 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.
  • Ctrl+Shift+T: Transfer 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

Meeting

  • Command(⌘)+J: Join meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+V: Start meeting
  • Command(⌘)+D: 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 between speaker view and gallery view
  • Ctrl+P: View previous 25 participants videos in gallery view
  • Ctrl+N: View next 25 participants videos in gallery view
  • Command(⌘)+U: Display/hide participants panel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+H: Show/hide in-meeting chat panel
  • Command(⌘)+I: Open invite window
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+I: Copy invite link
  • 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
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+D: Enable/disable dual monitor mode.
  • Control+Option+Command+H: Show/hide meeting controls
  • Command(⌘)+2: Read active speaker name
  • Ctrl+\: Toggle the Always Show meeting controls option in General settings

Chat

  • Command(⌘)+T: Screenshot
  • Command(⌘)+ +: Increase chat display size
  • Command(⌘)+ -: Increase chat display size
  • Command(⌘)+[ : Back in chat history
  • Command(⌘)+] : Forward in chat history
  • Command(⌘)+N: New chat
  • Command(⌘)+F: Search chat
  • Command(⌘)+Option+I: Add member to current group chat or channel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+L: Focus to list of all chats and channels
  • Command(⌘)+Control+L: Jump to start of new messages in current group chat or channel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+U: Focus on latest message in current group chat or channel

Note: There are also additional shortcuts for editing chat messages.

Phone

  • Control+Shift+C: Call highlighted phone number.
  • Control+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Control+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Control+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Control+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Control+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.
  • Control+Shift+T: Transfer call

General

  • Command(⌘)+W: Close current window
  • Command(⌘)+L: Switch between Portrait and Landscape views
  • Control+T: Switch from one tab to the next

 

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 Keyboard Shortcuts .
    The keyboard shortcuts will appear.

Available shortcuts

General

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

Meeting

  • Ctrl+\: 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: Exit full screen mode
  • Alt+U: Open or close 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
  • Alt+Left: Back in chat history
  • Alt+Right: Forward in chat history
  • Alt+Shift+Left: Collapse all chat sections 

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current 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

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