One of the best ways to speed up your productivity is to use keyboard shortcuts. Here are ten useful shortcuts for common tasks in Google Docs.

1. Insert a comment

  • ⌘ + Option + M (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Alt + M (Windows)

2. Make a bulleted list

  • ⌘ + Shift + 8 (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + 8 (Windows)

3. Make a numbered list

  • ⌘ + Shift + 7 (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + 7 (Windows)

4. Insert a link

  • ⌘ + K (Mac)
  • Ctrl + K (Windows)

5. Start voice typing (Chrome only)

  • ⌘ + Shift + S (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + S (Windows)

For more information on how to use your voice to type in Google Docs, check out our posts: New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs and You Can Now Use Your Voice to Format and Edit Your Google Docs.

6. Increase font size

  • ⌘ + Shift + > (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + > (Windows)

7. Decrease font size

  • ⌘ + Shift + < (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + < (Windows)

8. Delete a word (to the left of your cursor)

  • Option + Delete (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Backspace (Windows)

9. Delete an entire sentence (to the left of your cursor)

  • ⌘ + Delete (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + Up + Backspace (Windows) (Depending on where your cursor is, this can also delete entire paragraphs)

10. Find the word count

  • ⌘ + Shift + C (Mac)
  • Ctrl + Shift + C (Windows)

Bonus tip: Move paragraphs up/down

  • Option + Shift + Up/down arrow (Mac)
  • Alt + Shift + Up/down arrow (Windows)

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1. Insert a comment
⌘ + Option + M (Mac)

Hi, this does not work for me on Google Docs. Instead, it minimises my window. How can I get it to function as a comment instead? Thank you

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