Essential Zoom Shortcuts

What strange times we are living in! The COVID-19 global pandemic means that many of us are now working from home and learning new ways of communicating with co-workers. 

Zoom is a popular choice for video/audio meetings and lots of us are having to learn to use it quickly! 

Since I like to use keyboard shortcuts whereever possible, I went looking for an easy to print guide to the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Zoom, But I couldn’t find one, so I decided to make my own.



This is not an exhaustive list but these are the actions I have been using the most lately so the ones I’m most likely to want as a keyboard shortcut – if you want to know others there is a full list within the settings of the app.

These shortcuts are for the Windows desktop app – if you use another operating system you will need to check whether the same shortcuts apply.

Print out this image and stick it beside your monitor – you’ll soon be handling your online meetings like a pro!

Here are the shortcuts as text:

Alt-V Start/Stop Video
Alt-A Mute/Unmute Audio
Spacebar Temporarily Unmute (if activated at Settings – Audio)
Alt-S Start/Stop Screen Sharing
Alt-F Enter/Exit Full Screen Mode
Alt-Y Raise/Lower Hand
Alt-Q End Meeting

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