Zoom 36 Shortcut Keys Best for Teachers

Zoom 36 Shortcut Keys Best for Teachers

All software or apps have built-in shortcut keys for easy manipulation of the user-interface. A Shortcut key could be a single key Like F1 which is always the shortcut for accessing the Help file of a particular program or a combination of two or more keys like Ctrl + S, the shortcut for saving. Shortcut also serves as a substitute, if your mouse has malfunctioned still you can use your computer using only your keyboard through shortcut keys. Simply check on the help menu or command of the software you are using to know if what are the available shortcut keys of the said software.

Like other apps, Zoom has also available shortcut keys and if you have not yet used it on your online meetings or conferences and collaboration. This is now the right time to use them.

These shortcut keys are only available for Zoom Desktop Client for Windows and Mac. Simply browse the settings under Accessibility to access all the shortcut keys.

Here's how to access the shortcut keys:

  1. Log in to your Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. The available keyboard shortcuts will appear
You can also change or edit a shortcut by clicking on the shortcut and then pressing the shortcut key that you would like to use. 

Some of the shortcuts can be used as global shortcuts, meaning they will work even when Zoom is not in focus. To enable a shortcut globally, check the option next to the shortcut. See below the available keyboard shortcuts.

36 Available Keyboard Shortcuts in Zoom

  1. F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  2. Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom's meeting controls
  3. PageUp: View previous 25 video stream in gallery view
  4. PageDown: View next 25 video stream in gallery view
  5. Alt: Turn on/off the option Always show meeting control toolbar in Accessibility Settings
  6. Alt+F1: Switch to active speaker view in video meeting
  7. Alt+F2: Switch to gallery video view in video meeting
  8. Alt+F4: Close the current window
  9. Alt+V: Start/Stop Video
  10. Alt+A: Mute/unmute audio
  11. Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host Note: For the meeting host only
  12. Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  13. Alt+Shift+S: Start/stop new screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  14. Alt+T: Pause or resume screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  15. Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  16. Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  17. Alt+P: Pause or resume recording
  18. Alt+N: Switch camera
  19. Alt+F: Enter or exit full screen
  20. Alt+H: Display/hide In-Meeting Chat panel
  21. Alt+U:Display/hide Participants panel
  22. Alt+I: Open Invite window
  23. Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  24. Alt+Shift+R: Gain Remote Control
  25. Alt+Shift+G: Stop Remote Control
  26. Ctrl+2: Read active speaker name
  27. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H: Show/Hide floating meeting controls
  28. Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  29. Switch to Portrait/Landscape View: Alt+L
  30. Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  31. Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  32. Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  33. Ctrl+T: Jump to chat with someone
  34. Ctrl+F: Search
  35. Ctrl+Tab: Move to the next tab (right)
  36. Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Move to the previous tab (left)

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