Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts: How to View and Use Them

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Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts and How to Use Them - Source : https://zoom.us/
Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts and How to Use Them - Source : https://zoom.us/

Zoom is one of the leading modern enterprise video communication platforms having an easy and reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. You can use Zoom keyboard shortcuts to quickly manage your meetings, toggle parts of the interface on and off, and change the layout of Zoom using few key presses. With these hotkeys, you can be a Zoom expert. So, today we thought of giving you the Zoom keyboard shortcuts and how to use them.

How to View and Customize Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

Zoom desktop client offers useful keyboard shortcuts to its users to manipulate its functions easily.

Note:

  • Zoom keyboard shortcuts can be changed from its settings menu.
  • You can change the Zoom Keyboard shortcuts during a meeting, as well.
  • You can use a single key like “1”, or multiple keys like “Alt+Ctrl+1” as Zoom keyboard shortcuts.

How to View and Customize Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on a Windows PC

  1. First, open the Zoom app.
  2. Now click on the Settings cog in the top right corner.

    click on the Settings cog in the top right corner
    Click on the Settings cog in the top right corner
  3. Next, click on “Keyboard Shortcuts”. This will show you a list of current hotkeys on Zoom.

    click on “Keyboard Shortcuts” in the Settings screen
    Click on “Keyboard Shortcuts” in the Settings screen
  4. If you need to change any Keyboard shortcuts of a function, then click on the checkbox in front of the function under shortcut and press the keys that you need to assign for it.

    If you need to change any Keyboard shortcuts of a function, then click on the checkbox in front of the function under shortcut and press the keys that you need to assign for it. 
    Click on the checkbox in front of the function under shortcut and press the keys that you need to assign for it.

This will change the keyboard shortcuts automatically.

How to View and Customize Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on a Mac

  1. First, open the Zoom app.
  2. Now click on the Settings cog in the top right corner.
  3. Next, click on “Keyboard Shortcuts”. This will show you a list of current hotkeys on Zoom.
  4. If you need to change any Keyboard shortcuts of a function, then click on it under shortcut and press the keys that you need to assign for it.

This will change the keyboard shortcuts automatically.

How to View and Customize Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on Linux

  1. First, open the Zoom app.
  2. Now click on your profile icon to access the Settings menu.
  3. Next, click on “Keyboard Shortcuts”. This will show you a list of current hotkeys on Zoom.
  4. If you need to change any Keyboard shortcuts of a function, then click on it under shortcut and press the keys that you need to assign for it.

This will change the keyboard shortcuts automatically.

How to disable Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. First, open the Zoom “Keyboard Shortcuts” window as mentioned above.
  2. If you need to disable any Keyboard shortcuts of a function, then click on it under shortcut.
  3. Now press Del and empty it.
  4. Press Enter key.
  5. This will remove the keyboard shortcuts associated with that function.

How to use Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts Globally

Now you know how to view and use Zoom keyboard shortcuts. Now suppose that you are in another program. Is there a way to use these Zoom keyboard shortcuts in the same way while you are using another program without activating the hotkeys for that application? Yes. Zoom offers this cool feature. This is how you can activate that.

  1. First, open the Zoom “Keyboard Shortcuts” window as mentioned above.
  2. If you need to use any Keyboard shortcuts of a function globally, then click on the checkbox under “Enable Global Shortcut” next to your hotkeys.

    Click on the checkbox under “Enable Global Shortcut” to enable shortcut of a function globally
    Click on the checkbox under “Enable Global Shortcut” to enable shortcut of a function globally
  3. Now you can use these keyboard shortcuts globally.

How to reset Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. First, open the Zoom “Keyboard Shortcuts” window as mentioned above.
  2. Click on the “Restore Defaults” button at the bottom right corner.

    Click on the “Restore Defaults” button to reset Zoom keyboard shortcut keys
    Click on the “Restore Defaults” button to reset Zoom keyboard shortcut keys
  3. This will turn all hotkeys to their original settings.

 

Default Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

Default Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows

If you’re using Zoom on Windows, then you can use the following Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts.

Navigation

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

Interface

  • Toggle fullscreen On/Off: Alt+F
  • Toggle “Always Show Meeting Control Toolbar” On/Off: Alt
  • Toggle In-Meeting chat panel: Alt+H
  • Toggle Participants panel: Alt+U
  • Switch to Active Speaker view: Alt+F1
  • Switch to Gallery video view: Alt+F2
  • Close front window: Alt+F4

Controls

  • Toggle video On/Off Alt+V
  • Toggle audio On/Off: Alt+A
  • Toggle audio On/Off for all except host: Alt+M
  • Toggle Screen Share On/Off: Alt+Shift+S (only works when the meeting control toolbar is onscreen).
  • Stop current Screen Share and launch a new one: Alt+S (only works when the meeting control toolbar is onscreen).
  • Pause/Resume Screen Share: Alt+T (only works when the meeting control toolbar is onscreen).
  • Switch camera: Alt+N
  • Toggle floating meeting controls: 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 Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

This is a cheat sheet on Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac.

Navigation

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

Interface

  • Toggle Participants panel On/Off: Cmd+U
  • Toggle In-Meeting Chat panel On/Off: Cmd+Shift+H
  • Toggle fullscreen On/Off: Cmd+Shift+F
  • Toggle meeting controls On/Off: Ctrl+Opt+Cmd+H
  • Toggle “Always Show Meeting Control Toolbar” On/Off: Ctrl+\
  • Switch to minimized window: Cmd+Shift+M

Controls

  • Toggle audio On/Off: Cmd+Shift+A
  • Toggle video On/Off: Cmd+Shift+V
  • Toggle Portrait/Landscape views: Cmd+L
  • Toggle Screen Share On/Off: Cmd+Shift+S
  • Pause/Resume Screen Share: Cmd+Shift T
  • Switch camera: Cmd+Shift+N
  • Switch tab: Ctrl+T
  • Mute audio for all except host: Cmd+Ctrl+M
  • Unmute audio for all except host: Cmd+Ctrl+U
  • Push to talk: Space
  • Raise/lower hand: Opt+Y
  • Gain remote control: Ctrl+Shift+R
  • Stop remote control: Ctrl+Shift+G
  • End/Leave meeting or close current window: Cmd+W

Documentation

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

 

Default Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad with a Keyboard

This is a cheat sheet on Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad with a Keyboard.

  • Toggle audio On/Off: Command+Shift+A
  • Toggle video On/Off: Command+Shift+V
  • Toggle chat On/Off: Command+Shift+H
  • Toggle Manage Participants panel: Command+U
  • Minimize meeting: Command+Shift+M
  • Close front window: Command+W

Here, please note that you are not allowed to edit Zoom keyboard shortcuts on iPad.

That’s it. Now you know about Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts and how to use them.

You can refer to the official Zoom Hotkey support page for more details.

 

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