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Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers around thanks to its performance and various features. However, one other reason for its popularity is that it has a high number of keyboard commands which can increase your efficiency and productivity. Our guide on Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts will features some of the most common and useful commands. The shortcuts will be divided in four categories: tab and window shortcuts, Google Chrome feature shortcuts as well as address bar and webpage shortcuts.
It is worth mentioning that our guide will focus only on showcasing Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux. These are the two most popular platforms for users who use Google’s browser. If by any chance you are using a Mac and prefer Chrome instead of the Safari browser, then we recommend checking Google’s support page for Mac shortcuts. Another option is to just use the Command key instead of Ctrl when learning the following shortcuts, as it will be the same in most cases.
Tab & Window Shortcuts
The shortcuts in this category are among the most useful you can learn as they simplify and increase the speed of your internet navigation, especially when you browse a variety of different pages on multiple tabs. If you want to become a better at mutitasking on Google Chrome then we recommend learning as many of these shortcuts as possible.
|Open a new window||Ctrl + n|
|Open a new window in Incognito mode||Ctrl + Shift + n|
|Open a new tab, and jump to it||Ctrl + t|
|Jump to the next open tab||Ctrl + Tab|
|Jump to a specific tab||Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8|
|Jump to the last tab||Ctrl + 9|
|Open your home page in the current tab||Alt + Home|
|Close the current tab||Ctrl + w|
|Close all open tabs and the browser||Ctrl + Shift + w|
|Minimize the current window||Alt + Space + n|
|Maximize the current window||Alt + Space + x|
|Quit Google Chrome||Alt + F4|
Google Chrome feature Shortcuts
The following shortcuts will help you better manage and easily switch between the various features of Google Chrome. It’s important to know that although previous shortcurts worked on almost any browser, the next commands can only be used on Chrome.
|Open the Menu||Alt + f or F10|
|Show or hide the Bookmarks bar||Ctrl + Shift + b|
|Open the Bookmarks Manager||Ctrl + Shift + o|
|Open the History page in a new tab||Ctrl + h|
|Open the Downloads page in a new tab||Ctrl + j|
|Open the Chrome Task Manager||Shift + Esc|
|Open the Find Bar to search the current page||Ctrl + f or F3|
|Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search||Ctrl + g|
|Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tab||F1|
|Log in a different user or go Incognito||Ctrl + Shift + m|
Address Bar Shortcuts
The next few Chrome keyboard shortcuts allows users to easily and input new web addresses and even switch between search engines. Once again, the shortcuts only work on Google’s browser, so if you want to maintain your navigation efficiency on other browsers we recommend learning new shortcuts.
|Use your default search engine||Type a search term + Enter|
|Add www. and .com to a site opened in the current tab||Type a site + Ctrl + Enter|
|Add www. and .com to a site opened in a new tab||Type a site + Alt + Enter|
|Jump to the Address Bar||Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6|
|Search from anywhere on the page||Ctrl + k or Ctrl + e|
Using the following webpage shortcuts is a great way to facilitate the navigation of a page thanks to the ability to quickly zoom in and out, open several files through the browser as well as modifying any printing options. However, most of these Chrome keyboard shortcuts will also work on various browsers.
|Open options to print the current page||Ctrl + p|
|Open options to save the current page||Ctrl + s|
|Reload the current page||F5 or Ctrl + r|
|Stop the page loading||Esc|
|Browse clickable items moving forward||Tab|
|Browse clickable items moving backward||Shift + Tab|
|Open a file from your computer in Chrome||Ctrl + o + Select a file|
|Save your current webpage as a bookmark||Ctrl + d|
|Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder||Ctrl + Shift + d|
|Turn full-screen mode on or off||F11|
|Zoom in the page||Ctrl and +|
|Zoom out the page||Ctrl and –|
|Default size of the page||Ctrl + 0|
|Go to the top of the page||Home|
|Go to the bottom of the page||End|
|Delete the previous word in a text field||Ctrl + Backspace|
|Open the Home page in the current tab||Alt + Home|
This concludes our guide on the most useful Chrome keyboard shortcuts you should know if you want to become more productive and efficient in your use of Google’s popular browser. While there other keyboard shortcuts for Chrome, we feel that they are either too specialized to be commonly used or they just don’t allow for an easier and faster navigation.