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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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up vote 11 down vote accepted
  • 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

Probably there is no such shortcut, but here is good question about custom keyboard shortcuts in GMail.

On this page you can suggest features for GMail (scroll to bottom to section "I have another idea").

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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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