Google Chrome Browser Shortcut Keys

Google Chrome, one of the most popular browsers, has many shortcuts which help you to work on it faster.

Let's see the Chrome shortcuts that work on Windows PC.

Google Chrome Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys

Action

F1

Open Chrome Help page. 

F11

Turn on Fullscreen mode. You can use the same key to exit out of Fullscreen mode.

Alt + Left Arrow

Move to the page in a retrograde manner.

Alt + Right Arrow

Forwardly move to the page.

Alt + Shift + N

Minimize Chrome window.

Alt + Shift + X

Maximize Chrome window.

Home

Take you to the top of the page.

End

Take you to the end of the page.

Shift + Scrolling mouse wheel

Scroll the page horizontally.

Tab

Navigate via clickable items forwardly.

Shift + Tab

Navigate via clickable items in a retrograde manner.

Page Down (or Spacebar)

Scroll down on the webpage.

Page Up (or Shift + Spacebar)

Scroll up on the webpage.

Ctrl + Click on a link

Open link in a new tab.

Ctrl + Shift + Click on a link (or Shift + clicking the link using mouse wheel)

Open link in a new tab and provide the focus to the new tab.

Shift + Click on a link

Open link in a new window.

Alt + Click in a link

Download the target of that link.

Type a URL and then press Alt + Enter

Open the URL in a new tab.

Escape key

Stops loading of the page.

Shift + Escape key

Open Chrome Task Manager.

Shift + F5 (or Ctrl + Shift + R)

Reloads the current page but ignores cached content.

Shift + Alt + T

Bring the focus to the first active icon in the Chrome toolbar.

Alt + Home

Alt + F (or E)

Open Chrome browser Menu.

Ctrl + (1 to 9)

Take you to the corresponding numbered tab. For instance - if you press Ctrl + 3, you will be taken to the third tab.

Ctrl + 0

Bring back the current tab to the default view.

Ctrl + +

Zoom in. Alternatively, Ctrl + Shift + + or Shift + scrolling mouse wheel up can do the same.

Ctrl + -

Zoom out. Ctrl + Shift + - or Shift + scrolling mouse wheel down can do the same.

Ctrl + Enter

Adds the www. and .com to the website name typed in the Address Bar.

Ctrl + Tab (or Ctrl+ Page Down)

Move to the forward tab.

Ctrl + Shift + Tab (or Ctrl + Page Up)

Move to the backward tab.

Ctrl + A

Select all in the web page or Address Bar depending on where the focus is.

Ctrl + C

Copy the content.

Ctrl + V

Paste the content depending on where the focus is.

Ctrl + T

Open a new tab.

Ctrl + N

New Chrome window.

Ctrl + Shift + T

Ctrl + Shift + N

Ctrl + Shift + 4 (when the focus is on the Address Bar)

Brings the "Currency" symbol (for me, it brings "Rupee" symbol).

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

Open "Clear browsing data" popup.

Ctrl + S

Open "Save" dialog box.

Ctrl + D

Ctrl + K (or E)

Open your Chrome browser's default search engine in the Address Bar. Now, you can type your search term and then press Enter key to search.

Ctrl + H

Ctrl + J

Open Downloads.

Ctrl + L

Bring the focus to the Address Bar. Alt + D and "F6" keys too can do the same.

Ctrl + P

Print window. You can use this window to save the web page as PDF.

Ctrl + O

Open "Open" dialog box.

Ctrl + U

View source of the active tab.

Ctrl + W (or F4)

Close current tab.

Ctrl + F

Open Find bar.

Ctrl + G (or F3  or Enter)

Take you to the next instance of "Find Bar" term.

Ctrl + Shift + G (or Shift + F3 or Shift + Enter)

Take you to the previous instance of "Find Bar" term.

Ctrl + Shift + M

Open the popup where you can switch profiles.

Ctrl + Shift + O

Open Bookmarks Manager.

Ctrl + Shift + B

Hide/unhide Bookmarks Bar.

Ctrl + Shift + D

Bookmark all tabs that are opened in the browser under a new folder.

Ctrl + Shift + C (or I)

Open "Developer Tools." Pressing "F12" can do the same task.

Ctrl + Shift + J

Open "Console" tab of "Developer Tools."

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open "Print using system dialog."

Ctrl + Shift + R

Refresh the active tab. Pressing "F5" can do the same task.

Ctrl + Shift + W

Close current Chrome window with all its tabs.

Ctrl + Shift + Q

Close the Chrome browser entirely. 

Here are few essential things that you can do in Chrome using mouse only:

  • Drag the link from the Address Bar to Bookmarks Bar and the link will become a bookmark.
  • Press the mouse wheel while placing the cursor on top of the tab to close the corresponding tab.

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