In Gmail, I have among my labels Work and co-workers (both have further sub-labels underneath).

When I want to file a message under work, I type "work" in the Move to box, but then I need to scroll down past all the co-workers:

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Is there a way to type something in Move to that will take me directly to Work?

  • You said "Work" has sub-labels? Wouldn't work/ suffice?
    – ale
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 12:51
  • Maybe bypass the problem altogether and change co-workers to something like colleagues.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 12:52
  • Typing work/, @Al E., jumps to the first sub-label of work, not to work itself.
    – boardrider
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 22:31
  • Sure, but then you've only got to up-arrow one time. It's not a perfect solution; it's a partial workaround. That's why I left it as a comment.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 3:17

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No, there isn't.

What I do is pre-end one highly used label with "_" so it sorts to the TOP of the list for each access. You could do that with 8 or so labels to make them easy, everything else would need scrolling to find.

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