Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Key


Under is a list of all the main shortcut keys used with the Google Chrome Web browser. See the computer shortcuts web page in case you are on the lookout for shortcut keys utilized in other programs


We also have a full list of shortcuts specific to Chromebooks on our Chromebook shortcut keys page. 


Shortcut Keys Description
Ctrl + n Open a new window
Shift + Ctrl + n Open a new window in Incognito mode
Ctrl + t Open a new tab
Ctrl + o Open a file in the browser
Ctrl + w Close the current tab
Shift + Ctrl + w Close the current window
Shift + Ctrl + t Reopen the last tab or window you closed
Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 Go to tabs 1-8 in the window
Ctrl + 9 Go to the last tab in the window
Ctrl + Tab Go to the next tab in the window
Shift + Ctrl + Tab Go to the previous tab in the window
Press & hold Alt, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release. Switch quickly between windows
Press & hold Shift + Alt, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release. Open the window you used least recently
Alt + Left arrow  Go to previous page in your browsing history
Alt + Right arrow  Go to the next page in your browsing history
Press Ctrl and click a link Open the link in a new tab in the background
Press Shift + Ctrl and click a link Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab
Press Shift and click a link Open the link in a new window
Drag the link to the tab's address bar Open the link in the tab
Drag the link to a blank area on the tab strip Open the link in a new tab
Type a web address (URL) in the address bar, then press Alt + Enter Open the webpage in a new tab`
While dragging the tab, press Esc Return the tab to its original position
Alt + [ (left square bracket) Dock a window on the left
Alt + = Maximize window
Alt + - (minus) Minimize window
Alt + ] (right square bracket) Dock a window on the right
Alt + Up arrow  Page up
Alt + Down arrow  Page down
Space bar Scroll down the web page
Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow  Go to top of page
Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow  Go to bottom of page
Ctrl + p Print your current page
Ctrl + s Save your current page
Ctrl + r Reload your current page
Shift + Ctrl + r Reload your current page without using cached content
Ctrl and + Zoom in on the page
Ctrl and - (minus) Zoom out on the page
Ctrl + 0 Reset zoom level
Esc Stop the loading of your current page
Press Alt and click a link Right-click a link
Press Ctrl and click a link Open the link in a new tab in the background
Drag link to bookmarks bar Save the link as a bookmark
Ctrl + d Save your current webpage as a bookmark
Shift + Ctrl + d Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder
Ctrl + f Search the current page
Ctrl + g or Enter Go to the next match for your search
Shift + Ctrl + g or Shift + Enter Go to the previous match for your search
Alt + Shift + a Go to an inactive information field
Ctrl + k (or) Ctrl + e Perform a Google search
Ctrl + Enter Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar, then open the page
Ctrl + u View page source
Shift + Ctrl + i Show or hide the Developer Tools panel
Ctrl + Shift + c Navigate to selected section in the Developer Tools panel
Shift + Ctrl + j Open the Console tab in the Developer Tools panel
Shift + Ctrl + b Show or hide the bookmarks bar
Alt + Shift + t Show the toolbar
Ctrl + Shift + c Navigate to selected selection in the Developer Tools panel
Ctrl + h Open the History page
Ctrl + j Open the Downloads page
Shift + Alt + Backspace Delete selected Autofill suggestion when filling out a form
Shift + Alt + m Open the Files app
Select the file, then press Space Preview a file in the Files app
Ctrl + . (period) Display hidden files in the Files app
Shift + Alt + s Open the status area (where the time appears)
Alt + 1 through Alt + 8 Click icons 1-8 on your shelf
Alt + 9 Click the last icon on your shelf
Shift + Alt + n See your notifications
Shift + Ctrl and + or - (minus) Change screen resolution
Shift + Ctrl + 0 Reset screen resolution to default
Shift + Ctrl + Rotate  Rotate screen 90 degrees
Ctrl + Alt + . (period) Switch to the next user
Ctrl + Alt + , (comma) Switch to the previous user
Search  + Alt  Turn Caps Lock on or off
Ctrl + a Select everything on the page
Ctrl + L or Alt + d Select the content in the address bar
Shift + Ctrl + Right arrow   Select the next word or letter
Search  + Shift + Right arrow  (or) + Shift + Right arrow  Select text to the end of the line
Search  + Shift + Left arrow  (or) Select text to the beginning of the line
Shift + Ctrl + Left arrow  Select previous word or letter
Ctrl + Right arrow  Move to the end of the next word
Ctrl + Left arrow  Move to the start of the previous word
Search  + Left arrow   Move to beginning of the line
Search  + Right arrow   Move to end of the line
Search  + Ctrl + Right arrow  Go to end of document
Search  + Ctrl + Left arrow   Go to beginning of document
Ctrl + c Copy selected content to the clipboard
Ctrl + v Paste content from the clipboard
Shift + Ctrl + v Paste content from the clipboard as plain text
Ctrl + x Cut
Ctrl + Backspace Delete the previous word
Alt + Backspace Delete the next letter (forward delete)
Ctrl + z Undo your last action
Shift + Ctrl + z Redo your last action
Shift + Ctrl + Space Switch between the keyboard languages you've set.
Ctrl + Space Switch to the previous keyboard language you were using.
Alt +  Dim keyboard (for backlit keyboards only)
Alt +  Make keyboard brighter (for backlit keyboards only)
Ctrl + Alt + z Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off
Search  + Ctrl + h (or) Turn on high contrast mode
Ctrl + Search  + m (or)Ctrl + Launcher  Magnify your whole screen
Ctrl + Search  + d (or) Ctrl + Launcher  Magnify part of your screen
Shift + Alt + L Highlight the launcher button on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Tab (or)  Highlight the next item on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Right arrow 
Shift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab (or)Shift + Alt + L, then Left arrow  Highlight the previous item on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Space (or) Shift + Alt + L, then Enter Open the highlighted button on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Esc Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf

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