Chrome Shortcuts

Tab and Window Shortcuts

Action Windows and Linux Mac
Opens a New Window Ctrl + N ? + N
Opens a New Tab Ctrl + T ? + T
Opens a New Window in Incognito Mode Ctrl + Shift + N ? + Shift + N
Opens a File From Your Computer in Google Chrome Ctrl + O, then select file ? + O, then select file
Opens the Link in a New Tab in the Background Ctrl and click a link ? and click a link
Opens the Link in a New Tab and Switches to the Newly Opened Tab Ctrl + Shift and click a link ? + Shift and click a link
Opens the Link in a New Window Shift and click a link Shift and click a link
Reopens the Last Closed Tab (Google Chrome Remembers the Last 10 Closed Tabs) Ctrl + Shift + T ? + Shift + T
Opens the Link in the Current Tab Drag a link to a tab N/A
Opens the Link in a New Tab Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip N/A
Opens the Tab in a New Window Drag a tab out of the tab strip
Opens the Tab in the Existing Window Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window N/A
Returns the Tab to its Original Position Esc while dragging a tab N/A
Switches to the Tab at the Specified Position Number on the Tab Strip (Where n is a Number Between 1 and 8) Ctrl + n N/A
Switches to the Next Tab N/A ? + Option +
Switches to the Previous Tab N/A ? + Option +
Switches to the Last Tab Ctrl + 9 N/A
Closes the Current Tab or Pop-Up N/A ? + W
Closes the Current Window N/A ? + Shift + W
Displays Browsing History in the Current Tab Right click, or click and hold either the or arrow in the browser toolbar Click and hold either the or in the browser toolbar
Goes to the Previous Page in Browsing History for the Current Tab Backspace or Alt + Delete or ? + [
Goes to the Next Page in Browsing History for the Current Tab Shift + Backspace or Alt + Shift + Delete or ? + ]
Maximizes the Window Double click the blank area on the tab strip Shift + + in the top left corner of the window
Minimizes the Window Double click the blank area on the tab strip ? + M
Hides all Google Chrome N/A ? + H
Hides all Other Windows N/A ? + Option + H
Closes Google Chrome Alt + F4 ? + Q

Google Chrome Feature Shortcuts

Action Windows and Linux Mac
Opens the Chrome Menu for Customization and Control Settings Alt + F or Alt + E or F10 N/A
Toggles the Bookmarks Bar On and Off Ctrl + Shift + B ? + Shift + B
Opens the Bookmark Manager N/A ? + Option + B
Opens the Settings Page N/A ? + ,
Opens the History Page Ctrl + H ? + Y
Opens the Downloads Page Ctrl + J ? + Shift + J
Opens the Task Manager Shift + Esc N/A
Sets Focus on the First Tool in the Browser Toolbar. You Can Then Use the Following Shortcuts to Move Around in the Toolbar:

  • Press Tab, Shift + Tab, Home, End, , and to move focus to different items in the toolbar
  • Press Space or Enter to activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions
  • Press Shift + F10 to bring up any associated context Menu (e.g., browsing history for the Back button)
  • Press Esc to return focus from the toolbar back to the page
Shift + Alt + T N/A
Switches Focus to the Next Keyboard-Accessible Pane. Panes Include:

  • Highlights the URL in the address Bar
  • Bookmarks Bar (if visible)
  • The main web content (including any infobars)
  • Downloads Bar (if visible)
F6 or Shift + F6 N/A
Opens Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + J N/A
Opens the Clear Browsing Data Dialog Ctrl + Shift + Delete ? + Shift + Delete
Opens the Help Center in a New Tab F1 N/A
Switch Between Multiple Users Ctrl + Shift + M ? + Shift + M

Address Bar Shortcuts

Action Windows and Linux Mac
Performs a Search Using the Default Search Engine Type a search term, then press Enter
Performs a Search Using the Search Engine Associated with the Keyword Type a search engine keyword, press Space, type a search term, and press Enter
Performs a Search using the Search Engine Associated with the URL Begin typing a search engine URL, press Tab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter
Adds “www.” and “.com” to the Address Bar and Opens the Resulting URL Ctrl + Enter N/A
Opens the URL in a New Tab Type a URL, then press Alt + Enter Type a URL, then press ? + Enter
Highlights the URL Ctrl + L or Alt + D ? + L
Places a “?” in the Address Bar; Type a Search Term After the Question Mark to Perform a Search Using the Default Search Engine Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E N/A
Moves Cursor to the Preceding Key Term in the Address Bar Ctrl + Option +
Moves Cursor to the Next Key Term in the Address Bar Ctrl + Option +
Highlights the Preceding Key Term in the Address Bar N/A Shift + Option +
Highlights the Next Key Term in the Address Bar N/A Shift + Option +
Deletes the Key Term that Precedes the Cursor in the Address Bar Ctrl + Backspace ? + Delete
Deletes the Entry From Browsing History, if Possible Select an Entry in the Address Bar Drop-Down Menu with the Keyboard Arrows, then Press Shift + Delete Select an Entry in the Address Bar Drop-Down Menu with the Keyboard Arrows, then Press Shift + Fn + Delete
Selects the First or Last Entry in the Drop-Down Menu Page Up or Page Down when the Address Bar Drop-Down Menu is Visible N/A
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Action Windows and Linux Mac
Prints Current Page Ctrl + P ? + P
Opens the Page Setup Dialog Ctrl + Shift + P ? + Shift + P
Saves Current Page Ctrl + S ? + S
Emails Current Page N/A ? + Shift + I
Reloads Current Page F5 or Ctrl + R ? + R
Stops the Loading of the Current Page Esc N/A
Opens the Find Bar Ctrl + F ? + F
Finds the Next Match for Input into the Find Bar Ctrl + G or F3 ? + G
Finds the Previous Match for Input into the Find Bar Ctrl + Shift + G, Shift + F3, or Shift + Enter ? + Shift + G or Shift + Enter
Reloads Current Page, Ignoring Cached Content Ctrl + F5 or Shift + F5 ? + Q
Uses Selection for Find N/A ? + E
Jumps to Selection N/A ? + J
Opens the JavaScript Console N/A ? + Option + J
Downloads the Target of the Link Alt and click a link Option and click a link
Opens the Source of the Current Page Ctrl + U ? + Option + U
Saves the Link as a Bookmark Drag a link to bookmarks Bar
Saves the Current Page as a Bookmark Shift + D ? + D
Saves All Open Pages as Bookmarks in a New Folder Ctrl + Shift + D ? + Shift + D
Opens the Page in Full-Screen Mode F11; Press F11 again to exit full-screen ? + Shift + F; Press ? + Shift + F again to exit full-screen
Enlarges Everything on the Page Ctrl + + or press Ctrl and Scroll Mousewheel Up ? + +
Makes Everything on the Page Smaller Ctrl + - or press Ctrl and Scroll Mousewheel Down ? + -
Returns Everything on the Page to Original Size Ctrl + O ? + O
Opens Home Page in the Current Tab N/A ? + Shift + H
Scrolls Down the Page Space Bar
Searches the N/A ? + Option + F
Goes to the Top of the Page Home N/A
Goes to the Bottom of the Page End N/A
Scrolls Horizontally on the Page Shift and Scroll Mousewheel N/A