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Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers on personal computers and mobile devices. If you use Chrome, you should be familiar with at least the basic keyboard shortcuts, such as creating a new tab, checking your browsing history, and other similar functions. On both Windows and macOS, this cheat sheet will walk you through nearly all keyboard shortcuts available for use with Google Chrome.

To make it simpler to locate and recall the shortcuts, we have organized them into several distinct categories, such as tabs, displays, bookmarks, and windows.

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + NCommand + NOpen a new window.
Ctrl + Shift + NCommand + Shift + NOpen a new window in Incognito mode.
Ctrl + Shift + W or Alt + F4Command + Shift + WClose the current window.
Alt + Space then NCommand + MMinimize the current window.
Alt + Space then XMaximize the current window.
Alt + F then XCommand + QQuit Google Chrome.
Command + HHide Google Chrome.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

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Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Tabs

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + TCommand + TOpen a new tab.
Ctrl + Shift + TCommand + Shift + TReopen previously closed tabs one by one.
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDnCommand + Option + Right arrowJump to the next open tab.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUpCommand + Option + Left arrowJump to the previous open tab.
Ctrl + 1 to Ctrl + 8Command + 1 through Command + 8Jump to a specific tab number.
Ctrl + 9Command + 9Jump to the rightmost/last tab.
Alt + HomeCommand + Shift + HOpen home page in current tab.
Alt + Left arrowCommand + [ or Command + Left arrowOpen the previous page in your browsing history for the current tab.
Alt + Right arrowCommand + ] or Command + Right arrowOpen the next page in your browsing history for the current tab.
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4Command + WClose the current tab.
Ctrl + Right Arrow or Ctrl + Left arrowCommand + Right Arrow or Command + Left arrowMove tabs right or left with keyboard focus
Drag the tab out of the tab strip using mouseDrag the tab out of the tab strip using mouseOpen a tab in a new window.
Drag the tab into an existing window using mouseDrag the tab into an existing window using mouseMove a tab to a current window.
Press Esc while draggingPress Esc while draggingReturn a tab to its original position.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Tabs
WindowsmacOSFunction
Drag a link to a tabDrag a link to a tabOpen a link in a current tab (mouse only).
Ctrl + Click on a linkCommand + Click on a linkOpen a link in a new background tab.
Ctrl + Shift + Click a linkCommand + Shift + Click a linkOpen a link, and jump to it.
Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip using mouseDrag a link to a blank area of the tab strip using mouseOpen a link, and jump to it.
Shift + Click a linkShift + Click a linkOpen a link in a new window.
Alt + Click a linkOption + Click a linkDownload the target of a link.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Link

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for feature

WindowsmacOSFunction
Alt + F or Alt + EOpen the Chrome menu.
Command + ,Open the Settings page.
Ctrl + HCommand + YOpen the History page.
Ctrl + JCommand + Shift + JOpen the Downloads page.
Shift + EscOpen the Chrome Task Manager.
Shift + Alt + TSet focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbar.
F10Set focus on the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbar.
F6Command + Option + Up arrow or Down arrowSwitch focus to the unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbars.
F7F7Turn on caret browsing.
Ctrl + Shift + J or F12Open Developer Tools.
Ctrl + F6Skip to web content.
Alt + Shift + ACommand + Option + Shift + AFocus on inactive dialogs.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for feature

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Settings and Help

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteCommand + Option + LOpen the Clear Browsing Data options.
F1Command + Shift + DeleteOpen the Chrome Help Center in a new tab.
Ctrl + Shift + MCommand + Shift + MLog in as a different user or browse as a Guest.
Alt + Shift + LCommand + Option + Shift + LOpen a feedback form.
Google Chrome Shortcuts for Settings and Help

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Find

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + F or F3Command + FSearch on the current page.
Ctrl + GCommand + GJump to the next match in the search.
Ctrl + Shift + GCommand + Shift + GJump to the previous match in the search results.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Find

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for the Address bar

WindowsmacOSFunction
Search term + EnterSearch term + EnterSearch with your default search engine.
Search engine name and press TabSearch engine name and press TabSearch using a different search engine.
Site name + Ctrl + EnterSite name + Ctrl + EnterAdd www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab.
Search term + Alt + EnterWeb address + Command + EnterOpen a new tab and perform a Google search.
Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6Command + LJump to the address bar.
Ctrl + D or Ctrl + ESearch from anywhere on the page.
Down arrow to highlight + Shift + DeleteDown arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + DeleteRemove predictions from your address bar.
Control + F5Control + F5Move the cursor to the address bar.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for the Address bar

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Control Bookmarks

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + Shift + BCommand + Shift + BShow or hide the Bookmarks bar.
Ctrl + Shift + OCommand + Option + BOpen the Bookmarks Manager.
Ctrl + DCommand + DSave your current webpage as a bookmark.
Ctrl + Shift + DCommand + Shift + DSave all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder.
Drag the web address to the Bookmarks BarDrag the web address to the Bookmarks BarSave the current webpage as a bookmark.
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Control Bookmarks

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Webpage

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + PCommand + PPrint the current page.
Ctrl + SCommand + SSave the current page.
F5 or Ctrl + RReload the current page.
Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + RCommand + Shift + RReload the current page, ignoring cached content.
EscEscStop the page loading.
TabTabBrowse clickable items moving forward.
Shift + TabShift + TabBrowse clickable items moving backward.
Ctrl + O + Select a fileCommand + O + Select a fileOpen a file from your computer in Chrome.
Ctrl + UCommand + Option + UDisplay non-editable HTML source code for the current page (View source).
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Webpage

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Display and Navigation

WindowsmacOSFunction
F11Command + Ctrl + FTurn full-screen mode on or off.
Ctrl and + or Ctrl + Scroll up using mouseCommand and +Make everything on the page bigger.
Ctrl and – or Ctrl + Scroll down using mouseCommand and –Make everything on the page smaller.
Ctrl + 0 (Zero)Command + 0 (Zero)Return everything on the page to the default size.
Space or PgDnSpaceScroll down a webpage, a screen at a time.
Shift + Space or PgUpShift + SpaceScroll up a webpage, a screen at a time.
HomeGo to the top of the page.
EndGo to the bottom of the page.
Shift + Scroll your mouse wheelScroll horizontally on the page.
Ctrl + Left arrowOption + Left arrowMove your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field.
Ctrl + Right arrowOption + Right arrowMove your cursor to the next word.
Ctrl + BackspaceOption + DeleteDelete the previous word in a text field.
Alt + HomeCommand + Shift + HOpen the Home page in the current tab.
Command + Option + POpen the Page Setup dialog.
Command + Option + JOpen the JavaScript Console.
Command + Option + FSearch the web.
Double-click a blank area of the tab stripSwitch between maximized and windowed mode
Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Display and Navigation

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