MacBook keyboard - Contacts app keyboard shortcuts

Looking for quicker and easier ways to navigate the Contacts app on your Mac? With keyboard shortcuts, you can create a new contact or group, edit a contact card, or even import contacts from another app.

Here are several keyboard shortcuts you can use for the Contacts app on Mac.

Keyboard shortcuts for Contacts

  • Create a new contact card: Command + N
  • Create a new group (or folder for Exchange accounts): Shift + Command + N
  • Create a new Smart Group: Option + Command + N
  • Show or hide groups: Command + 1
  • View a card and list: Command + 2
  • Go to the next card: Command + ] (right bracket)
  • Go to the previous card: Command + [ (left bracket)
  • Open a card in a new window: Command + I (capital letter “i”)
  • Edit the selected contact card: Command + L
  • Merge selected cards: Shift + Command + L
  • Mark a card as company or person: Command + \ (backslash)
  • Choose a custom image: Option + Command + I (capital letter “i”)
  • Save changes: Command + S
  • Import contacts from another app: Command + O (capital letter “o”)
  • Print: Command + P
  • Open Contacts Preferences: Command + , (comma)

Wrapping it up

There aren’t a lot of keyboard shortcuts for the Contacts app on Mac, but at the same time, there aren’t a lot of actions for the app either. Hopefully these shortcuts will help you navigate the app faster and do what you need quicker.

And for more, check out iDB’s keyboard shortcuts or Contacts sections.