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30+ Most Used Notion Keyboard Shortcuts [+ Cheat Sheet]

Notion is a powerful tool that is becoming increasingly popular as a productivity app. One of the things that makes Notion so useful is its extensive set of keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys. In this blog post, I'll go over the 30+ most used Notion keyboard shortcuts so that you can use Notion faster and boost your productivity.

Mac (Apple)

Basic shortcuts

  • /: Open commands
  • : + emoji name: Search for and add an emoji
  • @: Mention a person, a page, a date, or add a reminder
  • space: summon Notion AI
  • cmd + J: apply Notion AI to selected text
  • cmd + P: Search in Notion for any page

Navigation shortcuts

  • cmd + N: Create a new page (desktop only)
  • cmd + shift + L: Switch between light and dark mode
  • #: Heading 1
  • ##: Heading 2
  • ###: Heading 3
  • /toc: Add a table of contents

Text formatting shortcuts

  • cmd + B: Bold
  • cmd + I: Italic
  • cmd + U: Underline
  • cmd + shift + S: Strikethrough
  • cmd + shift + H: Apply last used highlight/text color to text
  • /red: Color text in any color (in this case, red). Must be added at the end of the text.
  • cmd + E: Mark as code (works with text, headings, and more)
  • cmd + K: Add a hyperlink

Blocks shortcuts

  • cmd + D: Duplicate a block
  • cmd + shift + P: Move the block to another location
  • [[ or +: Link a page, create a new subpage, or add a new page in another location
  • / + quote: Add a quote
  • / + callout: Add a callout
  • / + button: Add a button

Other keyboard shortcuts

  • / + turninto + block_name: Turn your block into a new (selected) one. Must be added at the end of the text.
  • “ + space: Quote
  • > + space: Toggle
  • + + space: Bulleted list
  • 1. or a. or i.: Numbered list
  • []: Checkbox
  • —- (3 times -): Add a divider
  • cmd + shift + U: Go up one level in page hierarchy.
  • cmd + alt + T: Expand all toggles at once.
  • cmd + N: Creates a new page [Desktop only]
  • cmd + T: Opens a new tab [Desktop only]

Windows

Basic shortcuts

  • /: Open commands
  • : + emoji name: Search for and add an emoji
  • @: Mention a person, a page, a date, or add a reminder
  • space: summon Notion AI
  • ctrl + J: apply Notion AI to selected text
  • ctrl + P: Search in Notion for any page

Navigation shortcuts

  • ctrl + N: Create a new page (desktop only)
  • ctrl + shift + L: Switch between light and dark mode
  • #: Heading 1
  • ##: Heading 2
  • ###: Heading 3
  • /toc: Add a table of contents

Text formatting shortcuts

  • ctrl + B: Bold
  • ctrl + I: Italic
  • ctrl + U: Underline
  • ctrl + shift + S: Strikethrough
  • ctrl + shift + H: Apply last used highlight/text color to text
  • /red: Color text in any color (in this case, red). Must be added at the end of the text.
  • ctrl + E: Mark as code (works with text, headings, and more)
  • ctrl + K: Add a hyperlink

Blocks shortcuts

  • ctrl + D: Duplicate a block
  • ctrl + shift + P: Move the block to another location
  • [[ or +: Link a page, create a new subpage, or add a new page in another location
  • / + quote: Add a quote
  • / + callout: Add a callout
  • / + button: Add a button

Other keyboard shortcuts

  • / + turninto + block_name: Turn your block into a new (selected) one. Must be added at the end of the text.
  • “ + space: Quote
  • > + space: Toggle
  • + + space: Bulleted list
  • 1. or a. or i.: Numbered list
  • []: Checkbox
  • —- (3 times -): Add a divider
  • ctrl + shift + U: Go up one level in page hierarchy.
  • ctrl + alt + T: Expand all toggles at once.
  • ctrl + N: Creates a new page [Desktop only]
  • ctrl + T: Opens a new tab [Desktop only]

Cheat Sheet

To keep track of all these shortcuts you can either bookmark this page, or download this cheatsheet I made just for you. It’s 100% free and you can duplicate the page to your own Notion workspace.

Notion Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Conclusion

Keyboard shortcuts can be incredibly useful for increasing your productivity, and Notion's extensive set of shortcuts and hotkeys can help you work more efficiently. By mastering these 30+ most used Notion shortcuts, you'll be able to navigate and edit your workspace at least two times faster.

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What are some basic Notion Keyboard shortcuts for Mac and Windows?

For both Mac and Windows, the basic keyboard shortcuts include '/' to open commands, ': + emoji name' to search for and add an emoji, '@' to mention a person, a page, a date or add a reminder and 'space' to summon Notion AI.

How to create a new page or switch between light and dark mode using Notion Keyboard shortcuts?

On a Mac, you press 'cmd + N' to create a new page and 'cmd + shift + L' to switch between light and dark mode. If you're using Windows, replace the 'cmd' command with 'ctrl'.

Is a Cheat Sheet available for the 30+ most used Notion Keyboard shortcuts?

Yes, a cheat sheet is available for the Notion Keyboard shortcuts. You can bookmark the page the blog post refers to, or you can download the cheat sheet which you can later duplicate to your own Notion workspace.

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