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How to indent a bulleted list in Gmail message editor with Mac, Chrome & Finnish keyboard?

Bulleted list can be toggled with Shift++8 -> Works OK.

Gmail editor's button has tooltip with shortcuts +[ (indent) +] (de-indent). However, I haven't been able to succesfully do that since in Mac Chrome those shortcuts are mapped for for History -> Back & History -> Forward

Something I've tried:

  • Plain [ & ] can be entered with Alt+7 & Alt+8 on my keyboard
  • +[ & +]: History -> Back & History -> Forward
  • Alt++7 / Alt++8 : Nothing
  • Shift+Alt++7 / Shift+Alt++7 : Selects previous/next tab
  • +7 : Changes to 7th tab
  • +/ (in Finnish keyboard +Shift7) : Opens "Help" menu at Mac menu bar.

Not so crucial but would speed up email writing every now and then.

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BTW: I tried to tag this with "indentation" & "finnish-keyboard" but don't have enough reputation here. Please feel free to tag with those if you think those would be relevant :) – Touko Oct 23 '13 at 7:49
I have the same problem with my German Mac keyboard and Firefox. There, plain [ and ] are entered via Alt+5 and Alt+6, but in combination with ⌘, nothing happens. – Jens Bannmann Dec 30 '13 at 9:09
Revisited this. Command+[ & Command+] seem to be History->Back & History->Forward in Chrome. Hmm... – Touko Mar 17 '14 at 14:10
hmm command+[/] is working for me – chrismarx Apr 28 '14 at 20:50
Unfortunately, even the "Custom Keyboard Shortcuts" Lab doesn't have options to change the keys for indent. – Al E. Oct 4 '14 at 14:50

Yes there are various shortcuts available for indenting the bullet list in gmail message editor with Mac.These shortcut keys are like :- Ctrl+shift+7 is the shortcut key for numbered list. Ctrl+shift+8 is the shortcut key for a bullet list. The above both the shortcut keys are useful for the Google Docs also.

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