Zoom Shortcut Keys and a Fix for Mystery Muting and Pause/Resume in Zoom Mtgs

Zoom Has Shortcut Keys

Accidental entry of shortcut commands on the keyboard are the reason why your zoom meeting may accidentally mute or pause/resume recordings.

It's possible that the host/co-host may tap or hit one of these key combinations,
and you can accidentally mute/unmute yourself or the entire room (depending if you are the host or not).

You can also pause or resume recordings if you are the host.


  • Command(⌘)+Shift+A:
    Mute/unmute audio
  • Command(⌘)+Control+M:
    Mute audio for everyone except the host (only available to the host)
  • Command(⌘)+Control+U:
    Unmute audio for everyone except host (only available to the host)
  • Space:
    Push to talk
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+R:
    Start local recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+C:
    Start cloud recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+P:
    Pause or resume recording


  • Alt+A:
    Mute/unmute audio
  • Alt+M:
    Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host
    Note: For the meeting host only
  • Alt+R:
    Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C:
    Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P:
    Pause or resume recording

More Zoom Key Combos