Using Google Chrome

Google chrome Keyboard shortcuts

Window and tab shortcuts

Ctrl+N Open a new window
Ctrl+T Open a new tab
Ctrl+Shift+N Open a new window in incognito mode
Ctrl+O, then select file Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome
Press Ctrl, and click a link Open link in a new tab in the background while remaining on the current tab
Press Ctrl+Shift, and click a link Open link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab
Press Shift, and click a link Open link in a new window
Alt+F4 Close current window
Ctrl+Shift+T Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
Drag link to tab Open link in specified tab
Drag link to space between tabs Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents the position of the tab on the tab strip.
Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown Switch to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp Switch to the previous tab
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 Close current tab or pop-up
Alt+Home Open your homepage

Address bar shortcuts

Do one of the following actions in the address bar:

Type a search term Perform a search using your default search engine
Type the part of the web address that’s between ‘www.’ and ‘.com’, then press Ctrl+Enter Add www.and .com to your input in the address bar and open the web address
Type a search engine keyword or URL, press Tab, then type a search term Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URL. Google Chrome prompts you to press Tab if it recognizes the search engine you’re trying to use.
F6 or Ctrl+L or Alt+D Highlight content in the web address area
Type a web address, then press Alt+Enter Open your web address in a new tab

Shortcuts to open Google Chrome features

Ctrl+B Toggle bookmarks bar on and off
Ctrl+Shift+B Open the Bookmark manager
Ctrl+H View the History page
Ctrl+J View the Downloads page
Shift+Escape View the Task manager
Shift+Alt+T Set focus on the toolbar. Use right and left arrows on the keyboard to navigate to different buttons on the toolbar.

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P Print your current page
Ctrl+S Save your current page
F5 Reload current page
Esc Stop the loading of current page
Ctrl+F Open find-in-page box
Click the middle button or mousewheel on the mouse Activate auto-scrolling. As you move your mouse, the page automatically scrolls according to the direction of the mouse.
Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 Reload current page, ignoring cached content
Press Alt and click a link Download link
Ctrl+G or F3 Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+F3 Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl+U View source
Drag link to bookmarks bar Bookmark the link
Ctrl+D Bookmark your current webpage
F11 Go full-screen. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.
Ctrl++, or press Ctrl and scroll mousewheel up Enlarge everything on the page
Ctrl+-, or oress Ctrl and scroll mousewheel down Make everything on the page smaller
Ctrl+0 Return everything on the page to normal size

Text shortcuts

Highlight content, then press Ctrl+C Copy content to the clipboard
Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Paste current content from the clipboard
Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+Shift+V Paste current content from the clipboard without formatting
Highlight content in a text field, then press Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard

 Application shortcuts

Many websites, such as email services, operate like actual programs, similar to those on your computer desktop.

Open these websites just like any other programs on your computer. Create an application shortcut for the website you’re on:

  1. Click the Page menu.
  2. Select Create application shortcuts.
  3. In the ‘Google Gears’ dialog box, select the checkboxes where you want shortcuts to be placed on your computer.
    • Desktop
    • Start menu
    • Quick launch bar
  4. Click the OK button.

When you double-click a shortcut icon, the web application opens in a special streamlined window that gives you as much working room as possible.

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