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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For Windows / Linux: Select what you want to strike and click Alt+Shift+5.

For Mac: Select what you want to strike and click +Shift+X.

Ctrl+? or +/ shows 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
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 8:10
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    Cmd + Shift + X does not work on my MacBook Pro and Google Chrome (April 2017). Does it work for anyone else?
    – antoine
    Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 18:15
  • ⌘+Shift+X works for me on El Capitan/Google Chrome 58 (June 2017). Both external keyboard and built-in MBP keyboard.
    – Mark
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 21:54
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    This initially did not work for me, because I had a chrome extension (PushBullet) already using this shortcut. To see all shortcuts used by extensions use chrome://extensions/shortcuts. I had to scroll down, find the offending extension shortcut and click (X) next to it to disable ⌘+Shift+X being used for something else.
    – drpawelo
    Commented May 15, 2019 at 13:11
  • Note: on MacOS the alt-shift-x shortcut was being intercepted by the Chrome URL-Incrementer extension. Clearing it from chrome://extensions/shortcuts did the trick.
    – ianmayo
    Commented Nov 4, 2021 at 17:18

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