Keyboard shortcuts and hot keys for Zoom App

This post was most recently updated on July 22nd, 2022

In the Zoom settings, you can navigate the screen using keyboard shortcuts instead of using your mouse to change the settings. As well as being available in this article, they can also be accessed in the settings for your Zoom desktop client, under the Keyboard Shortcuts list.

Prerequisites for hot keys and keyboard shortcuts

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, and Linux: version 5.2.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile application for iOS (iPad), version 4.4.5 (55341.0715) or higher

Windows

In the Keyboard Shortcuts settings, you are able to view and edit keyboard shortcuts.

  1. Please sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Then, click on the profile picture of yours and then on Settings.
  3. Then, click on Keyboard Shortcuts.

    It will show you a list of keyboard shortcuts.

Editing shortcuts

Click on the shortcut to edit it, and then push the key combination to use. If you want to edit every shortcut, you can do this.

There are a few shortcuts that can be used by users without Zoom focused, meaning that they can be used as global shortcuts. All you have to do is select the checkbox beside the shortcut if you want it to be available globally.

Available shortcuts

General

  • F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom’s meeting controls

Meeting

  • PageUp: View previous 25 video stream in gallery view
  • PageDown: View next 25 video stream in gallery view
  • Alt: Turn on/off the option Always show meeting controls in General settings
  • Alt+F1: Switch to active speaker view in video meeting
  • Alt+F2: Switch to gallery video view in video meeting
  • Alt+F4: Close the current window
  • Alt+V: Start/stop video
  • Alt+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host
    Note: For the meeting host only
  • Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+Shift+S: Start/stop new screen share
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+T: Pause or resume screen share
    Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Alt+N: Switch camera
  • Alt+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Alt+H: Display/hide in-meeting chat panel
  • Alt+U:Display/hide participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open invite window
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Alt+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Ctrl+2: Read active speaker name
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H: Show/hide floating meeting controls
  • Alt+Q: Display prompt to end or leave meeting.

Chat

  • Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  • Switch to Portrait/Landscape View: Alt+L
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  • Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  • Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  • Ctrl+T: Jump to chat with someone
  • Ctrl+F: Search
  • Ctrl+Tab: Move to the next tab (right)
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Move to the previous tab (left)

Note: The editing of chat messages can be accomplished with additional shortcuts as well.

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+P: Call highlighted phone number.
  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Ctrl+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.

macOS

Within your Accessibility settings, you can view and edit the keyboard shortcuts you have set up.

  1. Join the Zoom desktop client by logging into the Zoom web interface.
  2. You will find your profile picture and the Settings option under your profile picture.
  3. Tap on  Keyboard Shortcuts.

    A list of keyboard shortcuts will appear.

Editing shortcuts

Click on the shortcut to edit it, and then push the key combination to use. If you want to edit every shortcut, you can do this.

There are a few shortcuts that can be used by users without Zoom focused, meaning that they can be used as global shortcuts. All you have to do is select the checkbox beside the shortcut if you want it to be available globally.

Available shortcuts

General

  • Command(⌘)+W: Close the current window
  • Command(⌘)+L: Switch to portrait or landscape View, depending on current view
  • Ctrl+T: Switch from one tab to the next

Meeting

  • Command(⌘)+J: Join meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+V: Start meeting
  • Command(⌘)+J: Schedule meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+S: Screen share using direct share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Command(⌘)+Control+M: Mute audio for everyone except the host (only available to the host)
  • Command(⌘)+Control+U: Unmute audio for everyone except host (only available to the host)
  • Space: Push to talk
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+V: Start/stop video
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+N: Switch camera
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+S: Start/stop screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+T: Pause or resume screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+R: Start local recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+C: Start cloud recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+W: Switch to active speaker view or gallery view, depending on current view
  • Ctrl+P: View previous 25 participants in gallery view
  • Ctrl+N: View next 25 participants in gallery view
  • Command(⌘)+U: Display/hide participants panel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+H: Show/hide in-meeting chat panel
  • Command(⌘)+I: Open invite window
  • Option+Y: Raise hand/lower hand
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+M: Switch to minimal window
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+D: Enable/disable dual monitor mode.
  • Ctrl+Option+Command+H: Show/hide meeting controls
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Ctrl+\: Toggle the Always Show meeting controls option in General settings
  • Command(⌘)+W: Prompt to End or Leave Meeting

Chat

  • Command(⌘)+K: Jump to chat with someone
  • Command(⌘)+T: Screenshot

Note: The editing of chat messages can be accomplished with additional shortcuts as well.

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+C: Call highlighted phone number.
  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Ctrl+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.

Linux

Your Accessibility settings will allow you to see all the keyboard shortcuts you have available to you.

  1. Click here to sign into the Zoom desktop client.
  2. You will be able to see all of your settings under your profile picture.
  3. You will find them under Accessibility.

    You will see your accessibility settings as well as keyboard shortcuts under Accessibility.

Available shortcuts

General

  • Ctrl+Tab: Switch from one tab to the next

Meeting

  • Alt: Toggle the Always show meeting controls option in General settings
  • Alt+V: Start/stop video
  • Alt+A: Mute/unmute my audio
  • Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except the host (available only to the host)
  • Alt+S: Start/stop screen sharing
  • Alt+T: Pause/resume screen sharing
  • Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P: Pause/resume recording
  • Alt+N: Switch camera
  • Esc: Enter/exit full screen mode
  • Alt+U: Show/hide participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open the invite window
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Shift+R: Begin remote control
  • Alt+Shift+G: Revoke remote control permission

Chat

  • Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session

Phone

  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Accept inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+E: End current call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Decline inbound call.
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Mute/unmute mic.
  • Ctrl+Shift+H: Hold/unhold call.

iOS

In the Zoom meeting, you have the following shortcuts available if you have an iPad equipped with a keyboard:

  • Command + Shift + A: Mute/unmute my audio
  • Command + Shift + V: Start/stop my video
  • Command + Shift + H: Display/hide chat
  • Command + Shift + M: Minimize meeting
  • Command + U: Display/hde manage participants
  • Command + W: Close the front-end windows, such as the meeting settings window or the window for viewing participants