ChatGPT Keyboard Shortcuts & Tips For Windows And MacOS

In this post, I list all the ChatGPT keyboard shortcuts you can utilize, for both Windows and Mac users. Explore them to make your experience with ChatGPT more efficient and productive.

Windows Mac
Open New Chat: Ctrl + Shift + O Cmd + Shift + O
Focus Chat Input: Shift + Esc Shift + Esc
Copy Last Code Block: Ctrl + Shift + ; Cmd + Shift + ;
Copy Last Response: Ctrl + Shift + C Cmd + Shift + C
Set Custom Instructions: Ctrl + Shift + I Cmd + Shift + I
Toggle Sidebar: Ctrl + Shift + S Cmd + Shift + S
Delete Chat: Ctrl + Shift + Backspace Cmd + Shift + Backspace
Show All Shortcuts: Ctrl + / Cmd + /
  • CTRL + ArrowUp: previous prompts. Continue press to cycle through earlier prompts.
  • CTRL + ArrowDown: recent prompts. Continue press to cycle through your prompt history. If prompt box is empty, it starts cycling from the first prompt.

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Ctrl C

This is a widely known keyboard shortcut for copying text. There are two ways you can copy the text in ChatGPT.; which are:

  • Select the text in the chat that you want to copy and use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + C” (Windows) or “Command + C” (Mac).
  • Select the text in the message bar and click on CTRL + C or Cmd + C.

Ctrl V

This shortcut is used to paste text that you have copied. The shortcut is “Ctrl + V” (Windows) or “Command + V” (Mac). It can be used in both the message bar and edit prompt window.

Double Click

Double-clicking on a word, sentence, or paragraph closest to the cursor is a quick way to select text. From my experiments, it does not select long text.

Ctrl P

You can print the content displayed on the screen in ChatGPT by using Ctrl + P or Cmd + P.

But you should keep in mind that the paper size you select will affect the print area (the text that will show up for print).

Also, you can use this command to save your chat as a PDF. All you have to do is select the “save as PDF” option on your printer dialog window.

Ctrl R

This is used to refresh the page, which can be useful when you are experiencing a glitch or need to restart. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + R or Cmd + R.

Ctrl X

This shortcut allows you to cut the text in the message bar, which can be useful if you want to delete content fast. To use it, click Ctrl + X or Cmd + X for iOS devices.

Ctrl Z

This allows you to undo the last action in the message bar, which can be useful if you make a mistake or change your mind. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Z or Cmd + Z for iOS.

Enter Key

Pressing the enter key allows you to send a message. You can use this shortcut instead of clicking the send arrow button all the time.

Ctrl A

This shortcut is used to select all the text in the message bar, which can be useful when you want to copy or delete everything in the message bar.

To get started, you should click on the message bar, and click Ctrl + A or Cmd + A for IOS.

I have found that if you do not click on the message bar first, this shortcut will select the entire text on the screen.

Ctrl F or Ctrl G

This is a shortcut for Chrome users which I find really useful. Clicking on the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F or Cmd + F will open a small search dialog box. You can then enter a word or sentence and it will highlight them.

It also has arrow buttons that will help you quickly find what you are looking for in your chat.

Happy learning!