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When I'm composing a message, I want to start a bulleted or numbered list with a keyboard shortcut instead of using the mouse. How can I do this?

If there is no way to do these things, what's the preferred way of requesting such shortcuts from Google?

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  • Ctrl+Shift+7 for a numbered list
  • Ctrl+Shift+8 for a bulleted list

It's the same as in Google Docs.

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Works with the new Gmail. Thanks! – Jeff Terrell Ph.D. Dec 11 '12 at 22:28
    
The answer used to be correct. Alas in the past few months, these keyboard shortcuts no longer work for me. Any idea why? – Farrel Dec 8 '14 at 14:07
    
@Farrel: They work for me. – Al E. Mar 8 at 12:09

There is a keyboard shortcut for this in Google Docs -- Ctrl+Shift+7 for a numbered list, or Ctrl+Shift+8 for a bulleted list -- but that shortcut doesn't (yet?) work in GMail, unfortunately.

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