▷ 106 Zoom keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of the app

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Zoom has become the quintessential video calling app. Whether due to the pandemic or the online classes, the popular client has been proclaimed as one of the most used solutions in 2020 and part of 2021. Like most tools designed for a corporate or instructional purpose, the application allows us to make use of of a series of key combinations to automate certain actions. On this occasion we have made a compilation of several Zoom keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of the program on Windows and Linux as well as on Mac and iPadOS, the four operating systems that support shortcuts.

The list of keyboard shortcuts corresponds to the latest versions of Zoom for Windows, Linux, Mac and iPadOS, so from tuexperto.com we recommend updating the application to the latest available version of the program through the application store or through Zoom.us website.

Zoom keyboard shortcuts for general actions

The general options available in the application are not many, although we can automate certain actions to move through the program windows or move the plane to our liking.

Zoom for Windows

  • F6– Scroll through the application pop-up windows.
  • Control + Alt + Shift– Move the map to the application meeting controls.

Zoom for Linux

  • Alt + Shift + T: take a screenshot.
  • Control + W: close the active chat session.

Zoom for Mac

  • Command + W: close the current window.
  • Command + L: switch to portrait / landscape view, depending on the current view.
  • Control + T: switch from one tab to the next.

Zoom key combinations for chat

Chats are the gateway to Zoom meetings. Although the functions available in this section are not many, Zoom has provided a series of keyboard shortcuts to automate certain actions.

Zoom for Windows

  • Alt + Shift + T: take a screenshot.
  • Control + W: log out of the active chat.
  • Control + T: switch to chat with a single participant.
  • Control + F: search in chat.
  • Control + Tab: go to the next tab on the right.
  • Control + Shift + Tab: go to the previous tab on the left.
  • Control + Up arrow: go to the previous chat.
  • Control + Down arrow: go to the next chat.
  • Alt + L: switch to portrait or landscape view.

Zoom for Linux

Control + Tab: switch from one tab to the next.

Zoom for Mac

  • Command + K: go to chat with a single participant.
  • Command + T: take a screenshot.

Zoom hotkeys for meetings

Zoom meetings are the fundamental part of the program and its reason for being. It is also the part where we find the greatest number of functions to interact with the different options of the application, which is why a multitude of key combinations have been designed.

Zoom for Windows

  • Alt + F1– Switch to active speaker view in a meeting with active video.
  • Alt + F2– Switch to gallery video view in a meeting with active video.
  • Alt + F4: close the current meeting window.
  • Alt + V: start or stop a video.
  • Alt + A: mute or unmute the audio.
  • Alt + M– Mute unmute for all meeting participants except the host (feature available only for the meeting host).
  • Page Down– View a sequence of the previous 25 videos in gallery view.
  • Page Up– View a sequence of the next 25 videos in gallery view.
  • Alt– Activate or deactivate the function Always show meeting controls in the General menu.
  • Alt + S– Open screen sharing window in a meeting and stop screen sharing (Available only when the meeting control toolbar is in the foreground).
  • Alt + Shift + S– Start or stop screen sharing (function available only when the meeting control toolbar is in the foreground).
  • Alt + T– Pause or resume screen sharing (available only when the meeting control toolbar is in the foreground).
  • Alt + P: pause or resume a recording.
  • Alt + N: change camera.
  • Alt + R: start or stop local recording.
  • Alt + C: start or stop cloud recording.
  • Alt + F: enter or exit the full Zoom screen.
  • Alt + H– Show or hide the meeting chat panel.
  • Alt + U: show or hide the participants panel.
  • Alt + I: open the window to add other participants.
  • Alt + Y: raise or lower your hand.
  • Control + 2: read the name of the active speaker.
  • Control + Alt + Capital letter + H– Show or hide the floating controls for the meeting.
  • Alt + Shift + R: Get remote control of a participant’s computer.
  • Alt + Shift + G: stop remote control of a participant’s computer.

Zoom for Linux

  • Alt + V: start or stop the video.
  • Alt + A: mute or unmute the audio.
  • Alt + M– Mute or unmute the audio for everyone except the host (feature available only for the meeting host).
  • Alt + N: change camera.
  • Escape: enter or exit full screen mode.
  • Alt + U: show / hide participants panel.
  • Alt + S: start or stop screen sharing.
  • Alt + T: pause or resume screen sharing.
  • Alt + R: start or stop local recording.
  • Alt + C: start or stop cloud recording.
  • Alt + P: pause or resume recording.
  • Alt + I: open the window to add participants to the meeting.
  • Alt + Y: raise / lower hand.
  • Alt + Shift + R: start remote control.
  • Alt + Shift + G: revoke remote control permission.
  • Alt– Change the Always show meeting controls option in the General menu.

Zoom for Mac

  • Command + J: join a meeting.
  • Command + Control + V: create a new meeting.
  • Command + J: schedule a meeting.
  • Command + Shift + V: start or stop the video.
  • Command + Shift + N: change camera.
  • Command + Shift + S: start or stop screen sharing.
  • Command + Shift + T: pause or resume screen sharing.
  • 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 the active view.
  • Command + Control + S: screen sharing with live sharing.
  • Command + Capital letter + A: mute or unmute the audio.
  • Command + Control + M– Mute the audio for all participants except the host (feature available only for the meeting host).
  • Command + Control + U– Mute the audio for all participants except the host (feature available only for the meeting host).
  • Space bar: push to talk.
  • Command + U: show or hide the participants panel.
  • Command + Capital letter + H– Show or hide the meeting chat panel.
  • Command + I: open a window to invite participants.
  • Option + Y: raise or lower your hand.
  • Control + Capital letter + R: get remote control of.
  • Control + Capital letter + G: stop the remote control.
  • Command + Capital letter + F: enter or exit full screen.
  • Command + Capital letter + M: change to minimum window.
  • Control + Option + Command + H: show / hide meeting controls.
  • Control + Capital letter + R: Get remote control of a participant’s computer.
  • Control + Capital letter + G: stop remote control of a participant’s computer.
  • Control + – Change the Always show meeting controls option in the General menu.
  • Command + W– Generate a reminder to end or exit the meeting.
  • Control + P– View the previous 25 participants in gallery view.
  • Control + N– View the next 25 participants in gallery view.

Zoom keyboard shortcuts for phone functions

Zoom also has phone-specific features, although some features are limited depending on the operating system. On Linux and Windows, for example, most options are enabled, while on Apple computers the application does not have these functions.

Zoom for Windows

  • Control + Shift + A: accept an incoming call.
  • Control + Capital letter + D: reject an incoming call.
  • Control + Shift + E: end the current call.
  • Control + Capital letter + M– Mute or unmute the microphone.
  • Control + Capital letter + H: put or retrieve a call on hold.

Zoom for Linux

  • Control + Shift + A: accept an incoming call.
  • Control + Shift + D: reject an incoming call.
  • Control + Shift + E: end the current call.
  • Control + Shift + M– Mute or unmute the microphone.
  • Control + Shift + H: put or retrieve a call on hold.

Zoom keyboard shortcuts for iPad

The latest update to the iPadOS application has brought some keyboard shortcuts inherited from the PC version to the tool. It should be noted, however, that the number of options is much more limited than we can find in the rest of the teams. It is worth saying that these shortcuts are only compatible with keyboards connected to the iPad, while we will not be able to use the virtual keyboard of the system.

  • Command + U: show or hide the administration panel of the participants.
  • Command + W: close the front window, either the participants window or the meeting settings.
  • Command + Shift + A: mute or unmute the audio.
  • Command + Capital letter + V: start or stop the video.
  • Command + Capital letter + H: show or hide the chat.
  • Command + Capital letter + M: minimize a meeting.

Predictably, the list of key commands will grow as the application updates. The same happens with the Android application, which it does not support the use of keyboard shortcuts at the moment, at least at the time of writing.