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Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts

Google Chrome Windows and Linux keyboard shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open a new windowCtrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeCtrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to itCtrl + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closedCtrl + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tabCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn
Jump to the previous open tabCtrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp
Jump to a specific tabCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Jump to the rightmost tabCtrl + 9
Open your home page in the current tabAlt + Home
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + Left arrow
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + Right arrow
Close the current tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space then n
Maximize the current windowAlt + Space then x
Quit Google ChromeAlt + f then x

Google Chrome feature keyboard shortcut for Windows and Linux

ActionShortcut
Open the Chrome menuAlt + f or Alt + e
Show or hide the Bookmarks barCtrl + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks ManagerCtrl + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tabCtrl + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tabCtrl + j
Open the Chrome Task ManagerShift + Esc
Set focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbarShift + Alt + t
Set focus on the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbarF10 
Switch focus to unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbarsF6
Open the Find Bar to search the current pageCtrl + f or F3
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + Shift + g
Open Developer ToolsCtrl + Shift + j or F12
Open the Clear Browsing Data optionsCtrl + Shift + Delete
Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tabF1
Log in a different user or browse as a GuestCtrl + Shift + m
Open a feedback formAlt + Shift + i
Turn on caret browsingF7

Google Chrome Address bar keyboard shortcut for Windows and Linux

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

ActionShortcut
Search with your default search engineType a search term Enter
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tabType a site name + Ctrl + Enter
Open a new tab and perform a Google searchType a search term Alt + Enter
Jump to the address barCtrl + l or Alt + d or F6
Search from anywhere on the pageCtrl + k or Ctrl + e
Remove predictions from your address barDown arrow to highlight + Shift + Delete
Move cursor to the address barControl + F5

Google Chrome Webpage keyboard shortcut for Windows and Linux

ActionShortcut
Open options to print the current pageCtrl + p
Open options to save the current pageCtrl + s
Reload the current pageF5 or Ctrl + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached contentShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEsc
Browse clickable items moving forwardTab
Browse clickable items moving backwardShift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in ChromeCtrl + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current pageCtrl + u
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkCtrl + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folderCtrl + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or offF11
Make everything on the page biggerCtrl and +
Make everything on the page smallerCtrl and –
Return everything on the page to default sizeCtrl + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a timeSpace or PgDn
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a timeShift + Space or PgUp
Go to the top of the pageHome
Go to the bottom of the pageEnd
Scroll horizontally on the pageShift + Scroll your mousewheel
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the next wordCtrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Backspace
Open the Home page in the current tabAlt + Home
Reset page zoom levelCtrl + 0

Google Chrome Mouse keyboard shortcut for Windows and Linux

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

ActionShortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only)Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tabCtrl + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to itCtrl + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only)Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new windowShift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only)Drag the tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only)Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original positionPress Esc while dragging
Save the current webpage as a bookmarkDrag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Scroll horizontally on the pageShift + Scroll your mousewheel
Download the target of a linkAlt + Click a link
Display your browsing historyRight-click Back Back or click & hold Back Back
Right-click Next Next or click & hold Next Next
Switch between maximized and windowed modesDouble-click a blank area of the tab strip
Make everything on the page biggerCtrl + Scroll your mousewheel up
Make everything on the page smallerCtrl + Scroll your mousewheel down

Google Chrome Mac keyboard Shortcut

If you’re on Mac Catalina and up, keyboard navigation is turned on by default in your system preferences.

Tip: To focus your keyboard on text boxes or list items, press ⌘ + F7.

Google Chrome Tab and window keyboard shortcut

ActionShortcut
Open a new window⌘ + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode⌘ + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it⌘ + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed⌘ + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab⌘ + Option + Right arrow
Jump to the previous open tab⌘ + Option + Left arrow
Jump to a specific tab⌘ + 1 through ⌘ + 8
Jump to the last tab⌘ + 9
Open the previous page in your browsing history for the current tab⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left arrow
Open the next page in your browsing history for the current tab⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right arrow
Close the current tab or pop-up⌘ + w
Close the current window⌘ + Shift + w
Minimize the window⌘ + m
Hide Google Chrome⌘ + h
Quit Google Chrome⌘ + q

Google Chrome feature keyboard shortcut for Mac

ActionShortcut
Show or hide the Bookmarks Bar⌘ + Shift + b
Open the Bookmark Manager⌘ + Option + b
Open the Settings page in a new tab⌘ + ,
Open the History page in a new tab⌘ + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab⌘ + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page⌘ + f
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search⌘ + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search⌘ + Shift + g
When Find Bar is open, search for selected text⌘ + e
Open Developer Tools⌘ + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data options⌘ + Shift + Delete
Log in as a different user, browse as a Guest, or access payment and password info⌘ + Shift + m
Jump to the main menu barControl + F2
Cycle focus to unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbars⌘  + Option + Up arrow or Down arrow
Turn on caret browsingF7

Google Chrome Address bar keyboard shortcut for Mac

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

ActionShortcut
Search with your default search engineType a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tabType a site name + Control + Enter
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in a new tabType a site name + Control + Shift + Enter
Open the website in a new background tabType a web address + ⌘ + Enter
Jump to the address bar⌘ + l
Remove predictions from your address barDown arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + Delete

Forward Delete or fn-Delete on a laptop

Move cursor to the address barControl + F5

Google Chrome Webpage keyboard shortcut for Mac

ActionShortcut
Open options to print the current page⌘ + p
Open options to save the current page⌘ + s
Open the Page Setup dialog⌘ + Option + p
Reload your current page, ignoring cached content⌘ + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEsc
Browse clickable items moving forwardTab
Browse clickable items moving backwardShift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome⌘ + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page⌘ + Option + u
Open the JavaScript Console⌘ + Option + j
Save your current webpage as a bookmark⌘ + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder⌘ + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off⌘ + Ctrl + f
Make everything on the page bigger⌘ and +
Make everything on the page smaller⌘ and –
Return everything on the page to the default size⌘ + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a timeSpace
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a timeShift + Space
Search the web⌘ + Option + f
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text fieldOption + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text fieldOption + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldOption + Delete
Open your home page in the current tab⌘ + Shift + h
Reset page zoom levelCommand + 0

Google Chrome Mouse keyboard shortcut for Mac

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

ActionShortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only)Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tab⌘ + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it⌘ + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only)Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new windowShift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only)Drag the tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only)Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original positionPress Esc while dragging
Save the current webpage as a bookmarkDrag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Download the target of a linkOption + Click a link
Display your browsing historyRight-click Back Back or click & hold Back Back
Right-click Next Next or click & hold Next Next
Increase the window to full heightDouble-click a blank area of the tab strip