Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

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If you are an avid-user of Google Chrome on your desktop/laptop computer, it is very useful to learn some keyboard shortcuts. Using shortcuts makes you more productive as you can execute too many commands in a shorter time compared to using just a mouse.

keyboard shortcuts to use Chrome on Windows or Linux ๐Ÿ”—

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 the last closed tab, and jump to itCtrl + 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 last 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 all open tabs and the browserCtrl + Shift + w
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space + n
Maximize the current windowAlt + Space + x
Close the current windowAlt + F4
Quit Google ChromeCtrl + Shift + q
Open the Chrome menuAlt + f or Alt + e or F10
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
Switch focus to unfocused dialog (if showing)F6
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
Search with your default search engineType a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name + 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
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 front of the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text fieldCtrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Backspace
Move focus to a notificationAlt + n
Allow within a notificationAlt + Shift + a
Deny within a notificationAlt + Shift + d
Open the Home page in the current tabAlt + Home
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
Download the target of a linkAlt + Click a link
Display your browsing historyRight-click Back Back or Next Next, or click & hold Back Back or 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

We’ve written in the top table all keyboard shortcuts for tabs and windows of Google Chrome, all title bar shortcuts, webpage shortcuts, mouse + keyboard shortcut combinations, .. even mouse-only motions. All these shortcuts works on Windows OS (such as Windows 7, Windows 10 and Windows 11) and Linux-based operating systems (such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Pop!_OS, Elementary OS and Arch Linux). What about Chrome keyboard shortcuts on Apple’s Mac OS?

All keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome on Apple’s Mac OS ๐Ÿ”—

ActionShortcut
Open a new windowโŒ˜ + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeโŒ˜ + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to itโŒ˜ + t
Reopen the last closed tab, and jump to itโŒ˜ + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tabโŒ˜ + Option + Right arrow
Jump to the previous open tabโŒ˜ + Option + Left arrow
Jump to a specific tabโŒ˜ + 1 through โŒ˜ + 8
Jump to the last tabโŒ˜ + 9
Open the previous page in your browsing history for the current tabโŒ˜ + [ or โŒ˜ + Left arrow
Open the next page in your browsing history for the current tabโŒ˜ + ] or โŒ˜ + Right arrow
Closes the current tab or pop-upโŒ˜ + w
Closes the current windowโŒ˜ + Shift + w
Minimize the windowโŒ˜ + m
Hide Google ChromeโŒ˜ + h
Quit Google ChromeโŒ˜ + q
Show or hide the Bookmarks BarโŒ˜ + Shift + b
Open the Bookmark ManagerโŒ˜ + Option + b
Open the Settings page in a new tabโŒ˜ + ,
Open the History page in a new tabโŒ˜ + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tabโŒ˜ + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current pageโŒ˜ + f
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar searchโŒ˜ + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar searchโŒ˜ + Shift + g
When Find Bar is open, search for selected textโŒ˜ + e
Open Developer ToolsโŒ˜ + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data optionsโŒ˜ + Shift + Delete
Log in as a different user or browse as a GuestโŒ˜ + Shift + m
Search with your default search engineType a search term + Return
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name + Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tabType a site name + โŒ˜ + Return
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in a new tabType a site name + โŒ˜ + Shift + Return
Open the website in a new background tabType a web address + โŒ˜ + Return
Jump to the address barโŒ˜ + l
Remove predictions from your address barDown arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + Delete
Open options to print the current pageโŒ˜ + p
Open options to save the current pageโŒ˜ + s
Open the Page Setup dialogโŒ˜ + Option + p
Email your current pageโŒ˜ + Shift + i
Reload your current pageโŒ˜ + r
Reload your current page, ignoring cached contentโŒ˜ + 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 ChromeโŒ˜ + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current pageโŒ˜ + Option + u
Open the JavaScript ConsoleโŒ˜ + Option + j
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkโŒ˜ + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folderโŒ˜ + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or offโŒ˜ + Ctrl + f
Make everything on the page biggerโŒ˜ and +
Make everything on the page smallerโŒ˜ and -
Return everything on the page to the default sizeโŒ˜ + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a timeSpace
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a timeShift + Space
Search the webโŒ˜ + Option + f
Move your cursor to the front 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 tabโŒ˜ + Shift + h
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only)Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tabโŒ˜ + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to itโŒ˜ + 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 Next Next, or click & hold Back Back or Next Next
Increase the window to full heightDouble-click a blank area of the tab strip

That’s all keyboard shortcuts with or without mouse on Google Chrome on Apple’s Mac OS.

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