Notion Keyboard Shortcuts For More Productivity

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Notion is an all-in-one productivity tool that promotes itself as the ultimate productivity tool. To-do lists, notes, calendars, and tables are all housed under one roof. This eliminates the need to switch between apps for different tasks.

To do so, Notion provides a number of shortcut keywords that will assist you in making your work easier and more appealing. It is difficult to remember each and every shortcut keyword.

To assist you with this, we have organized all of the shortcuts and commands. These lists include Windows and Macbook shortcuts, and each keyword is organized by category and description.

All of the keywords can be found in the table below. Let us check them out.

Most Popular/Used Notion Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save time, but not all of them are created equal. Here are the most popular and useful shortcuts for Notion users.

The CTRL/CMD key is the most important modifier key on a keyboard. It is used in conjunction with other keys to create keyboard shortcuts for many functions.

The following list contains some of the most popular and useful shortcuts for Notion users:

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
Ctrl + Shift + NCmd + Shift + NOpen a new Notion window
Ctrl + [Cmd + [Go forward a page
Ctrl + ]Cmd + ]Go back a page
Ctrl + PCmd + POpen Search / Jump to a recently viewed page
Ctrl + Shift + LCmd + Shift + LSwitch dark mode/light mode
Ctrl + NCmd + NCreate a new page (desktop only)
/page/pageCreates a new page
/emoji/emojiShow emoji picker

Style Content

The below list is of keyboard shortcuts for text formatting. It is not exhaustive, but it covers the most common commands.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
Ctrl + BCmd + BBold text
Ctrl + ICmd + IItalicize text
Ctrl + UCmd + UUnderline text
Ctrl + Shift + SCmd + Shift + SStrike-through text
TabTabIndent
Shift + TabShift + TabUn-indent
Ctrl + ECmd + EInline code
Ctrl + KCmd + KAdd a link (with text selected)
Ctrl + VCmd + VPaste over a link (with text selected)

Create Content

The most time-consuming action on Notion is adding new blocks to the workspace. You’d have to go through a number of clicks to add a single block.

The content keyboard shortcuts will save you from a number of clicks.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
Ctrl + Shift + 0Cmd + Option + 0Create text
Ctrl + Shift + 1Cmd + Option + 1Create an H1 heading
Ctrl + Shift + 2Cmd + Option + 2Create an H2 heading
Ctrl + Shift + 3Cmd + Option + 3Create an H3 heading
Ctrl + Shift + 4Cmd + Option + 4Create a to-do checkbox
Ctrl + Shift + 5Cmd + Option + 5Create a bullet list
Ctrl + Shift + 6Cmd + Option + 6Create a numbered list
Ctrl + Shift + 7Cmd + Option + 7Create a numbered list
Ctrl + Shift + 8Cmd + Option + 8Create a code block
Ctrl + Shift + 9Cmd + Option + 9Create a new page
EnterEnterInsert a line of text
Shift + EnterShift + EnterCreate a line break within a block of text
Ctrl + Shift + MCmd + Shift + MCreate a comment

Slash Commands

Another way of adding content is by using the slash “/” command. These shortcut remains the same across all devices, no matter if you are using a Mac, Windows, iOS, or an Android.

The slash commands are easier to remember as you don’t need to keys. You can type the slash “/” followed by the name of the command.

Basic

The basic commands let you add content blocks to the workspace.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
/text/text Create a new text block
/page/pageCreate a new page
/bullet/bulletCreate a bulleted list
/num/numCreate a numbered list
/todo/todoCreate a to-do list with checkboxes
/toggle/toggleCreate a toggle list
/div/divCreate a light gray divider
/quote/quoteCreate a quote block of larger text
/h1/h1Create a large heading
/h2/h2Create a medium-sized heading
/h3/h3Create a small heading
/link/linkCreate a link to another page in your workspace
EscEscClear the / menu

Media

The slash media command lets you upload media files such as images, PDFs, videos, and audio to the Notion workspace.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
/code/codeCreates a code block
/file/fileUpload any file from the computer or create an embed
/embed/embedAdd any one of the 500+ embeds that work with Notion
/image/imageUpload or embed image
/pdf/pdfUpload or embed PDF
/book/bookAdd a bookmark
/video/videoUpload or embed video
/audio/audioUpload or embed audio

Inline

Inline commands are used when you are working on a paragraph block and want to add something inline.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
/mention or @/mention or @Mention a page or a person within workspace
/reminder or @/reminder or @Add a timestamp or reminder
/equation/equationAdd a TeX formula in line with your text
/emoji/emojiShow emoji picker
Type @ and the name of another page in your workspaceType @ and the name of another page in your workspaceMention a page
Type @remind followed by a date in any formatType @remind followed by a date in any formatAdd a reminder

Inline Database

Notion includes several databases to help you organize your data. Using the inline database, you can organize data anywhere on a page.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
/table-inline/table-inlineCreates a database table inside the current page
/list-inline/list-inlineCreates a list-style database inside the current page
/board-inline/board-inlineCreates a Kanban board inside the current page
/calendar-inline/calendar-inlineCreates a calendar inside the current page
/gallery-inline/gallery-inlineCreates a gallery inside the current page
/timeline-inline/timeline-inlineCreates a timeline inside the current page
/linked/linkedCreates a linked database

Duplicate and Move Blocks Keyboard Shortcuts

These Notion keyboard shortcuts include move, delete, dupliacte among other commands.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
/comment/commentComment on any block
/moveto/movetoMove a block to another page
/delete/deleteDelete the current block
/duplicate/duplicateDuplicate the current block
/toc/tocCreate a table of contents
/bread/breadCreate a breadcrumb button-group
/template/templateCreate a template button
/math/mathWrite mathematical equations and symbols

Interface Notion Keyboard Shortcuts

The iterface commands lets you zoom in and out of a Notion page.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
Ctrl + +Cmd + +Zoom In
Ctrl + –Cmd + –Zoom Out

Advanced Blocks Keyboard Shortcuts

The Advanced Notion keyboard shortcuts lets you perform miscelenious fuctions witth the blocks.

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
EscEscSelect or clear the block
Ctrl + ACmd + ASelect the block with the cursor
SpaceSpaceOpen an image in full screen
Arrow KeysArrow KeysMove between the blocks
Shift + Arrow Up / Arrow DownShift + Arrow Up / Arrow DownExpand
Alt + Shift + ClickCmd + Shift + ClickSelect or unselect a block
Shift + ClickShift + ClickSelect all blocks between two selected blocks
BackspaceBackspaceDelete the selected block
Ctrl + DCmd + DDuplicate the selected block
EnterEnterEdit the highlighted text
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow KeysCmd + Shift + Arrow KeysMove the selected block
Ctrl + /Cmd + /Change type, color, edit or duplicate one or more blocks
Ctrl + Shift + HCmd + Shift + HUse the last text or highlight color you used
Ctrl + Alt + TCmd + Option + TExpand or close all the toggles in a toggle list

Markdown Command Shortcuts

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is often used to format text to rich text.

Inline Markdown Shortcuts

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
Type ** on either side of the textType ** on either side of the textBold
Type * or _ on either side of the textType * or _ on either side of the textItalicize
Type ` on either side of the textType ` on either side of the textInline code
Type ~ on either side of the textType ~ on either side of the textStrike-through

At The Beginning Of Line/Block

WINDOWSMACBOOKDESCRIPTION
– followed by space– followed by spaceBullet list
[ ] followed by space[ ] followed by spaceCheckbox
1., a., or i. followed by space1., a., or i. followed by spaceNumbered list
# followed by space# followed by spaceCreate an H1 heading
## followed by space## followed by spaceCreate an H2 heading
### followed by space### followed by spaceCreate an H3 heading
> followed by space> followed by spaceToggle list
” followed by space” followed by spaceQuote block

Wrapping Up: Best Notion Keyboard shortcuts

Notion is a platform that aims to make your workspace easier in every way. I hope you enjoyed this article, and if you want to make it even easier, bookmark this page so that whenever you need to use a shortcut, you can simply go through the list provided above.

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