Friday, May 6, 2022

Zendesk Keyboard Shortcuts | Speed Up Responding to Tickets

Zendesk is the most popular platform for businesses to respond to customers' queries. The flexibility and user-friendly interface of Zendesk help the Support agent to complete their tasks. To speed up responding to the incoming tickets, Zendesk keyboard shortcuts can help you. 

Normally, keyboard shortcuts save your time in navigation. Making a new comment, choosing a macro, and updating tickets will become easier with shortcut keys.

Earlier, we have discussed basic computer shortcut keys, Teams, and Twitter keyboard shortcuts. The shortcut keys will vary depending upon the platform you use.

Zendesk Keyboard Shortcuts

Zendesk Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

In this post, we will check out all the Zendesk keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac users. The shortcut keys given below will work on US Layout keyboards. Catch the cheat sheet!



Ctrl + Alt + H Home
Ctrl + Alt + V Views
Ctrl + Alt + T Current Ticket
Ctrl + Alt + R Current Requester
Ctrl + Alt + F Search
Ctrl + Alt + / Advanced Search
Ctrl + Alt + N New Ticket
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Next Tab
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Tab Previous Tab
Ctrl + Alt + U Update Current Status
Ctrl + Alt + O Update as Open
Ctrl + Alt + P Update as Pending
Ctrl + Alt + D Update as On-hold
Ctrl + Alt + S Update as Solved
Ctrl + Alt + W Close Current Tab
Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow Move to Next Ticket
Ctrl + Alt + J Move to Next Ticket
Ctrl + Alt + C Open Reply Box
Ctrl + Alt + X Open Note Box
Ctrl + Alt + M Open Macro Box
Ctrl + Alt + A Toggle Apps
Cmd/Ctrl + M Insert Inline Image
Cmd/Ctrl + K Create a Hyperink
Cmd/Ctrl + [ Indent Left
Cmd/Ctrl + ] Indent Right
Cmd/Ctrl + B Format as Bold
Cmd/Ctrl + I Format as Italics
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 5 Format as Code
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 6 Format as a Code Block
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 7 Format  as Numbered List
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 8 Format as Bullet List
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 9 Format as Quote
Up Arrow and Down Arrow Move Up and Down
Left Arrow and Right Arrow Move Left and Right
Enter Drill into Item
Space Select Current Item
X Toggle Preview of Current Item

Note: On the Mac keyboard, the Option key is the same as the Alt key on Windows.

How To Enable/Disable Keyboard Shortcuts on Zendesk

Keyboard shortcuts options are enabled by default on Zendesk. You can disable and re-enable this option in just a few steps:

  • Login to Zendesk.
  • Navigate to your > Keyboard shortcuts as shown.

Enable and Disable Zendesk Keyboard Shortcuts

  • In the pop-up, at the bottom, you can uncheck the option "Enable keyboard shortcuts" to disable this feature.
  • You can check out the latest keyboard shortcuts provided by Zendesk on this pop-up.
Note: In any case, if the keyboard shortcut is not working, clear the browser cache and try again.


Keyboard shortcuts are very much useful for PC users. For Technical Support people, Zendesk is their core platform for managing tickets. If you got any problems with Zendesk, contact their support team for better assistance.