Typist PH
The Ultimate Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

All The Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

Become a Chrome ninja.

I have a love-hate relationship with Google Chrome. I have tried other browsers in the past but I always find myself bouncing back to Mother Google’s beauty of a browser. I guess it must be true love. At least in this aspect of life, I have that.

Over the years I have stocked up on my brain some key shortcuts that I use on a daily, but those you already know: pulling up the console, getting to the Downloads page, and (as a panicky fourteen-year-old) closing Pornhub faster than how fast Odin banishes his children. Instead, I wanted to prepare for you a list of all the keyboards that you may want to use. Something of a cheat sheet if you will.

Here are all the Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts you should know:

25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Let me do a quick aside before we move on with the keyboard cheat sheet. Hubspot has created this incredible infographic of the 25 essential keyboard shortcuts on Google Chrome. If you want a place to start, this would be a good one.

The Ultimate Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Google Chrome Keyboard Cheat Sheet

TAB AND WINDOW SHORTCUTS

Action Shortcut
Open a new window Ctrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it Ctrl + t
Reopen the last closed tab, and jump to it Ctrl + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn
Jump to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp
Jump to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Jump to the last tab Ctrl + 9
Open your home page in the current tab Alt + Home
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + Left arrow
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + Right arrow
Close the current tab Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4
Close all open tabs and the browser Ctrl + Shift + w
Minimize the current window Alt + Space + n
Maximize the current window Alt + Space + x
Close the current window Alt + F4
Quit Google Chrome Ctrl + Shift + q

CHROME FEATURE SHORTCUTS

Action Shortcut
Open the Chrome menu Alt + f or Alt + e or F10
Show or hide the Bookmarks bar Ctrl + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks Manager Ctrl + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tab Ctrl + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tab Ctrl + j
Open the Chrome Task Manager Shift + Esc
Set focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbar Shift + Alt + t
Switch focus forward between the Address bar, Bookmarks bar (if showing), and page content F6
Switch focus backward between the Address bar, Bookmarks bar (if showing), and page content Shift + F6
Open the Find Bar to search the current page Ctrl + f or F3
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + j or F12
Open the Clear Browsing Data options Ctrl + Shift + Delete
Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tab F1
Log in a different user or browse as a Guest Ctrl + Shift + m
Open a feedback form Alt + Shift + i

ADDRESS BAR SHORTCUTS

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Action Shortcut
Search with your default search engine Type a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engine Type a search engine name + Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab Type a site name + Ctrl + Enter
Open a new tab and perform a Google search Type a search term + Alt + Enter
Jump to the address bar Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6
Search from anywhere on the page Ctrl + k or Ctrl + e
Remove predictions from your address bar Down arrow to highlight + Shift + Delete

WEBPAGE SHORTCUTS

Action Shortcut
Open options to print the current page Ctrl + p
Open options to save the current page Ctrl + s
Reload the current page F5 or Ctrl + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached content Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc
Browse clickable items moving forward Tab
Browse clickable items moving backward Shift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Chrome Ctrl + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page Ctrl + u
Save your current webpage as a bookmark Ctrl + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off F11
Make everything on the page bigger Ctrl and +
Make everything on the page smaller Ctrl and –
Return everything on the page to default size Ctrl + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a time Space or PgDn
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a time Shift + Space or PgUp
Go to the top of the page Home
Go to the bottom of the page End
Scroll horizontally on the page Shift + Scroll your mousewheel
Move your cursor to the front of the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the front of the next word in a text field Ctrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Backspace
Move focus to a notification Alt + n
Allow within a notification Alt + Shift + a
Deny within a notification Alt + Shift + d
Open the Home page in the current tab Alt + Home

MOUSE SHORTCUTS

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

Action Shortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only) Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tab Ctrl + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it Ctrl + 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 window Shift + 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 position Press Esc while dragging
Save the current webpage as a bookmark Drag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Download the target of a link Alt + Click a link
Display your browsing history Right-click Back or Next , or click & hold Back or Next
Switch between maximized and windowed modes Double-click a blank area of the tab strip
Make everything on the page bigger Ctrl + Scroll your mousewheel up
Make everything on the page smaller Ctrl + Scroll your mousewheel down

Armand

Lifestyle & Culture Editor // Secretly a dog.

1 comment

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other subscribers