23

I've been searching for a way to access the CC field on GMail quickly. However, seems like there's no official shortcut (besides doing mad TAB TAB TAB TAB TAB TAB ENTER). There was a userscript published on lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/393844/always-show-gmails-cc-field-user-script that doesn't work anymore.

Anyone knows an alternative?

Update Also disabling all the javascript/ajax functionality that gmail provides by default is not an option. So no "Basic HTML". Sorry.

  • Yes, I think your only option would be to update your script. But it does seem very complicated and unfortunately I wasn't able to do it quickly. – cregox Oct 9 '10 at 19:59
12

If you’re using Chrome on a Mac, you can press:

  • Cmd+Shift+C to add CC recipients;
  • Cmd+Shift+B to add BCC recipients.
  • This also works for me on Firefox for Mac – Ash Berlin-Taylor Aug 12 '14 at 15:33
6

There is actually an official shortcut but it is kind of hidden. Try pressing the keys b or d to compose your message instead of c.

Source: Google Operating System

  • 1
    Yes! Thanks, this works! – Adriano Varoli Piazza Jan 19 '11 at 20:13
  • Careful, though: when replying to a message, if you unfocus with Esc, and then press c, b, or d, it will try to open a "compose new message" window. If you had already written text, it will alert you, though. Bottom line, this doesn't work for replies. Shame. – Adriano Varoli Piazza Jan 20 '11 at 13:24
  • b currently does nothing for me, and d composes in a new window – Andre Terra Mar 28 '16 at 15:43
4

If you enable the "Custom keyboard shortcuts" in the Labs, one of the options you can set is "Compose and show Cc field". Using this will open a new Compose editor with the CC field open.

Doesn't help with replies, though. And since it's a Lab feature it could get turned off any time.

It sounds like a feature that should be requested.

2

This is a very old topic and as far as I see, Google is still deaf about, so I decided to post my solution just for reference.

I'm a big fan of AutoHotKey and this is my Firefox script for Gmail replies (just press F2 after filling the "to" field):

;Firefox
#IfWinActive ahk_class MozillaWindowClass
F2::    Send {tab}{tab}{tab}{tab}{tab}{tab}{enter}
    sleep 100
    Send ^{home}{delete}
    Return
1

Scroll down your Gmail page and click on Basic view. Now compose. It cuts down on Gmail’s functionality, but it always displays the CC/BCC fields.

Direct link to basic HTML view.

  • hehe... +1 :) Goal achieved :D – Lipis Sep 12 '10 at 21:30
  • 4
    Sorry, but I need a solution that doesn't rip off all of the gmail functionality. – kuroir Sep 13 '10 at 6:06
  • 1
    It doesn't really rip off "all" of the gmail functionality? :) – thunderror Sep 15 '10 at 18:30
0

You can also install this Stylish userstyle. This will prevent the CC field from collapsing.

enter image description here

  • How does this help? – user135384 Mar 18 '18 at 15:28
  • See my changes. – orschiro Mar 18 '18 at 19:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.