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I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu.

Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way to add the Strikethrough command to the toolbar?

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up vote 63 down vote accepted

Select what you want to strike and click Alt+Shift+5. (Option+Shift+5 for Mac).

Ctrl+? to see other such keyboard shortcuts.

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+1, this is THE solution, I think this should be the accepted answer (because the question was how to do it with a keyboard shortcut; not with using user scripts or extensions). By the way, here is a complete list of "Keyboard shortcuts for Google documents": support.google.com/drive/answer/179738?hl=en – Sk8erPeter Jun 20 '13 at 8:10

If you use Firefox, there's a solution here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/68438

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Or Chrome.. since chrome supports these scripts as extensions. – Lipis Jul 25 '10 at 16:09

Add Strikethrough to toolbar:

Google Docs Add Strikethrough Button

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It only works with the older style Docs, though.

(There's one for Gmail, too.)

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Alt + Shift + 5 (Windows) or Option + Shift + 5 (Mac) is the keyboard shortcut for strikethrough.

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This information was already offered in an answer from June, 2012. – Al E. Jan 12 '14 at 20:30

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