List of Zoom Shortcuts and How to Use Them

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In this tutorial I will share a list of Zoom keyboard shortcuts and how to use them. Zoom keyboard shortcuts let you quickly manage meetings, change layouts, or turn parts of the interface on and off with just the press of a few buttons.

How to View and Customize Shortcut Keys in Zoom

Zoom has useful keyboard shortcuts on its desktop client, all of which you can change from the menu Settings.

On a Windows PC or Mac, just click setting wheel icon on the top right to edit the hotkeys. On Linux, click on your profile icon to access the Settings menu. Next, click “Keyboard Shortcuts” to explore the current hotkey settings for your OS. You can do this during a meeting, too.

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Click any shortcut to edit it. Press the button you want to give the command, and it will change automatically. You can press multiple keys, like Alt + Shift + 9, or one of them, like 9.

To disable a keyboard shortcut, click it, press Del to clear it, then press Enter. Zoom will remove the keyboard shortcut associated with that action.

If you want to use the Zoom shortcut while in another window without activating the shortcut key for that program, click the checkbox next to the “Enable Global Shortcut” option next to that shortcut button. At any time, you can click “Restore Defaults” to restore all hotkeys to their original settings.

List of Zoom Default Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows

Here’s a list of the default shortcuts for Zoom in Windows:

Navigation:

  • Change window Zoom : F6
  • Go to meeting controls : Ctrl + Alt + Shift
  • Go to previous video stream in Gallery : Page Up
  • Go to next video stream in Gallery : Page Down
  • Go to the Invite menu: Alt + I
  • Go to next tab (right): Ctrl + Tab
  • Go to previous tab (left): Ctrl + Shift + Tab
  • Open previous chat : Ctrl + Up
  • Open next chat : Ctrl + Down
  • Jump to chat : Ctrl + T
  • Close current chat : Ctrl + W

Interface:

  • Toggle to full screen on/off : Alt + F
  • Toggle “Always Show Meeting Control Toolbar” On/Off : Alt
  • Toggle In-Meeting chat panel : Alt + H
  • Participant Toggle Panel : Alt + U
  • Switch to Active Speaker view : Alt + F1
  • Switch to Gallery video view : Alt + F2
  • Close the front window: Alt + F4

Control:

  • Toggle video On / Off : Alt + V
  • Toggle audio On / Off : Alt + A
  • Audio On/Off toggle for all but host : Alt + M
  • Toggle Screen Sharing On/Off : Alt + Shift + S (only works when the meeting control toolbar is on the screen).
  • Stop the current Screen Sharing and launch a new one : Alt + S (only works when the meeting control toolbar is on the screen).
  • Pause/Resume Screen Sharing : Alt + T (only works when the meeting control toolbar is on the screen).
  • Switch camera: Alt + N
  • Switch to floating meeting control : Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
  • Raise/Lower hand : Alt + Y
  • Start remote control : Alt + Shift + R
  • Stop remote control : Alt + Shift + G

Documentation:

  • Start/Stop local recording : Alt + R
  • Start/Stop cloud recording : Alt + C
  • Pause/Resume recording : Alt + P
  • Take a screenshot : Alt + Shift + T
  • Search : Ctrl + F
  • Default Hotkeys for Zoom on Mac

List of Zoom Default Keyboard Shortcuts On macOS

If you are using Zoom on macOS, you can use all of the following hotkeys:

Navigation:

  • Join or schedule a meeting : Cmd + J
  • Start meeting : Cmd + Ctrl + V
  • Share screen via Direct Share : Cmd + Ctrl + S
  • Toggle Active Speaker and Gallery view : Cmd + Shift + W
  • Go to the Invite menu: Cmd + I
  • Open previous video stream in Gallery : Ctrl + P
  • Open next video stream in Gallery : Ctrl + N

Interface:

  • Activate / deactivate the Participant panel : Cmd + U
  • Enable/disable In-Meeting Chat Pane : Cmd + Shift + H
  • Enable/disable full screen : Cmd + Shift + F
  • Enable/disable meeting control : Ctrl + Opt + Cmd + H
  • Toggle “Always Show meeting control toolbar” On/Off : Ctrl + \
  • Switch to minimized window : Cmd + Shift + M

Control:

  • Enable/Disable audio : Cmd + Shift + A
  • Toggle video On/Off : Cmd + Shift + V
  • Toggle Portrait / Landscape view : Cmd + L
  • Toggle Screen Sharing On/Off : Cmd + Shift + S
  • Pause/Resume Screen Sharing : Cmd + Shift T
  • Switch camera: Cmd + Shift + N
  • Switch tabs: Ctrl + T
  • Mute audio for all but host : Cmd + Ctrl + M
  • Unmute audio for all except host : Cmd + Ctrl + U
  • Raise / lower hand : Select + Y
  • Get remote control : Ctrl + Shift + R
  • Stop remote control : Ctrl + Shift + G
  • End/Leave meeting or close current window : Cmd + W

Documentation:

  • Take a screenshot : Cmd + T
  • Start local recording : Cmd + Shift + R
  • Start cloud recording : Cmd + Shift + C
  • Pause/resume recording : Cmd + Shift + P.

In a Zoom meeting, you can always open a window “Arrangement” and click “Keyboard Shortcuts” to see the full list. You can also check the official Zoom Hotkey support page for more details.