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I've been searching around the internet for the last hour, but mysteriously somehow, I've been unable to find the Gmail keyboard shortcuts to hop to the page of the next 50 older or newer messages (or even find people frustrated if they don't exist).

I know about the J and K for moving up and down the current window, but once I get to the bottom of the current page, I want to be able to hop on to the next messages. Do these shortcuts just not exist?

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support.google.com/mail/answer/6594?hl=en there all shortcuts are available for Gmail, if that is not listed there what you are looking for then its not exist buddy. –  avirk Nov 25 '13 at 2:51
    
Seems like there is no shortcut for this. I could find shortcut for all action that I take frequently except this. –  Bijay Rungta Dec 23 '13 at 18:19
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It seems there is no shortcut for this.

I know two workarounds:

  1. Press , (comma) to move focus to the toolbar, and then press Tab a few times to get to the Older/Newer navigation buttons.
  2. While walking through messages with j / k, press Shift+Tab a few times to walk backwards in the mailbox buttons until you reach the Older/Newer navigation buttons.
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Though there is no direct "next page" keyboard shortcut, the quickest way I've found to get there is by using the j/k shortcuts you mentioned in a slightly different way.

  1. Hold down j/k until you reach the last/first message in the list
  2. Release and then press j/k again

Note that this doesn't work for any of the various types of Inbox, but will work everywhere else (search results, Drafts, Sent, etc). For the Inbox, I use the first workaround @janos suggested with ,, Tab 3 or 4 times, and Enter, but I tend to find the j/k option quicker everywhere else.

It's frustrating there isn't a direct shortcut for this, but these workarounds serve me well enough until there is. It takes slightly more than a second for screens with 20 messages, and longer for those with more.

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This does not work for me. I press j /k to get to the top /bottom of my messages, but pressing either j/k again does not change the page. Any suggestions? –  Lucas Mar 21 at 23:00
    
I just realized this doesn't work for the Inbox, but seems to work everywhere else (search results, Drafts, Sent, etc). I just tested with all the types of Inboxes (Default, Priority Inbox, etc.), and it doesn't work for any of them. It makes sense it wouldn't for Priority Inbox and the similar ones, because they don't have the next/previous page buttons, but the fact that it doesn't for Default is just sad. I'll update my answer to point that out. –  kevinmicke Mar 22 at 4:49
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The keyboard shortcut you are looking for is J.

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