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KbDoc keyboard shortcuts

Switch the OS dropdown on the right sidebar to see the specific keyboard shortcuts according to your OS. Keyboard shortcuts help you navigate Slack with minimal effort. You can see a quick list of shortcuts by pressing / (Mac) and Ctrl/ (Windows/Linux), or take a look at the detailed lists below.

Keyboard shortcuts in List Style

Note: You can't set custom keyboard shortcuts for Slack, but we may add this in the future. For now, use the shortcut above to see a quick list.

  • Align right – click Align right or use the shortcut CtrlShiftK ShiftK
  • Align left – click Align left or use Alt A A
  • Align top – click Align top or use  Alt W W
  • Align bottom – click Align bottom or use Alt S S
  • Align center – click Align center or use Alt X X
  • Align middle – click Align middle or use Alt Y Y

Keyboard shortcuts in Table

Using an international keyboard? Some shortcuts may differ from what’s listed below (they're marked with an * asterisk). See Manage your keyboard layout for shortcuts specific to your keyboard.

Action Shortcut Key

Jump to a conversation

ctrlK K

Move focus to the previous section


Browse direct messages

ctrlShiftK ShiftK

Browse channels

ctrlShiftL ShiftL

Compose a new message

ctrlN N

Open the Threads view**

ctrlShiftT ShiftT

Previous unread channel or DM


Next unread channel or DM


Previous channel or DM visited

ctrl[ [

Collapse or open the right sidebar

ctrl. .

Collapse or open the left sidebar

ctrlShiftD ShiftD
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