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?

2 Answers 2

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

It's the same as in Google Docs.

  • Works with the new Gmail. Thanks! Dec 11, 2012 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, 2014 at 14:07
  • @Farrel: They work for me.
    – ale
    Mar 8, 2016 at 12:09
  • Cmd + Shift + 8 for bulleted list in Gmail on Mac
    – ninja star
    Feb 23, 2023 at 23:10

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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