Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome

Windows and Linux

Tab and window shortcuts

To do this Press this
Opens a new window. Ctrl+N
Opens a new tab. Ctrl+T
Opens a new window in incognito mode. Ctrl+Shift+N
Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome. PressCtrl+O, then select file
Opens the link in a new tab in the background. PressCtrland click a link
Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab. PressCtrl+Shiftand click a link
Opens the link in a new window. PressShiftand click a link
Reopens the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed. Ctrl+Shift+T
Opens the link in the tab. Drag a link to a tab
Opens the link in a new tab. Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip
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
Returns the tab to its original position. PressEscwhile dragging a tab
Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip. Ctrl+1throughCtrl+8
Switches to the last tab. Ctrl+9
Displays your browsing history in the tab. Right-click, or click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.
Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab. PressBackspace, orAltand the left arrow together.
Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab. PressShift+Backspace, orAltand the right arrow together.
Maximizes or minimizes the window. Double-click the blank area on the tab strip.

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

To do this Press this
Opens the Chrome menu which lets you customize and control settings in Google Chrome. Alt+ForAlt+EorF10
Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off. Ctrl+Shift+B
Opens the History page. Ctrl+H
Opens the Downloads page. Ctrl+J
Opens the Task Manager. Shift+Esc
Sets focus on the first tool in the browser toolbar. You can then use the following shortcuts to move around in the toolbar:
  • PressTab, Shift+Tab, Home, End, right arrow,andleft arrowto move focus to different items in the toolbar.
  • PressSpaceorEnterto activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions.
  • PressShift+F10to bring up any associated context menu (e.g. browsing history for the Back button).
  • PressEscto return focus from the toolbar back to the page.
Shift+Alt+T
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)
F6orShift+F6
Opens Developer Tools. Ctrl+Shift+J
Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog. Ctrl+Shift+Delete
Opens the Help Center in a new tab (our favorite). F1
Switch between multiple users. Ctrl+Shift+M

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

To do this Press this
Performs a search using your default search engine. Type a search term, then pressEnter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword. Type a search engine keyword, pressSpace, type a search term, and pressEnter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL. Begin typing a search engine URL, pressTabwhen prompted, type a search term, and pressEnter.
Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL. Ctrl+Enter
Opens the URL in a new tab. Type a URL, then pressAlt+Enter.
Highlights the URL. Ctrl+LorAlt+D
Places a ‘?’ in the address bar. Type a search term after the question mark to perform a search using your default search engine. Ctrl+KorCtrl+E
Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar PressCtrland the left arrow together.
Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar PressCtrland the right arrow together.
Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar Ctrl+Backspace
Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible. Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then pressShift+Delete.
Selects the first or last entry in the drop-down menu. PressPage UporPage Downwhen the address bar drop-down menu is visible.

Webpage shortcuts

To do this Press this
Prints your current page. Ctrl+P
Saves your current page. Ctrl+S
Reloads your current page. F5orCtrl+R
Stops the loading of your current page. Esc
Opens the find bar. Ctrl+F
Finds the next match for your input in the find bar. Ctrl+GorF3
Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar. Ctrl+Shift+G,Shift+F3, orShift+Enter
Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content. Ctrl+F5orShift+F5
Downloads the target of the link. PressAltand click a link
Opens the source of your current page. Ctrl+U
Saves the link as a bookmark. Drag a link to bookmarks bar
Saves your current webpage as a bookmark. Ctrl+D
Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder. Ctrl+Shift+D
Opens your page in full-screen mode. PressF11again to exit full-screen. F11
Enlarges everything on the page. Ctrland+, or pressCtrland scroll your mousewheel up.
Makes everything on the page smaller. Ctrland, or pressCtrland scroll your mousewheel down.
Returns everything on the page to normal size. Ctrl+0
Scrolls down the web page. Space bar
Goes to the top of the page. Home
Goes to the bottom of the page. End
Scrolls horizontally on the page. PressShiftand scroll your mousewheel.

Mac

Tab and window shortcuts

To do this Press this
Opens a new window. ⌘ +N
Opens a new tab. ⌘+T
Opens a new window in incognito mode. ⌘+Shift+N
Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome. Press⌘+O, then select a file
Opens the link in a new tab in the background . Pressand click a link
Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab. Press⌘+Shiftand click a link
Opens the link in a new window. PressShiftand click a link
Reopens the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed. ⌘+Shift+T
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
Switches to the next tab. Press⌘+Optionand the right arrow together
Switches to the previous tab. Press⌘+Optionand the left arrow together
Closes the current tab or pop-up. ⌘+W
Closes the current window. ⌘+Shift+W
Displays your browsing history in the tab. Click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.
Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab. PressDeleteor⌘+[
Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab. PressShift+Deleteor⌘+]
Maximizes the window. PressShiftwhile clicking the+button in the top left corner of the window
Minimizes the window. ⌘+M
Hides Google Chrome. ⌘+H
Hides all other windows. ⌘+Option+H
Closes Google Chrome. ⌘+Q

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

To do this Press this
Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off. ⌘+Shift+B
Opens the bookmark manager. ⌘+Option+B
Opens the Settings page. ⌘+,
Opens the History page. ⌘+Y
Opens the Downloads page. ⌘+Shift+J
Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog. ⌘+Shift+Delete
Switch between multiple users. ⌘+Shift+M

Address bar shortcuts

To do this Press this
Performs a search using your default search engine. Type a search term, then pressEnter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword. Type a search engine keyword, pressSpace, type a search term, and pressEnter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL. Begin typing a search engine URL, pressTabwhen prompted, type a search term, and pressEnter.
Opens the URL in a new background tab. Type a URL, then press⌘+Enter.
Highlights the URL. ⌘+L
Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar PressOptionand the left arrow together.
Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar PressOptionand the right arrow together.
Highlights the preceding key term in the address bar PressShift+Optionand the left arrow together.
Highlights the next key term in the address bar PressShift+Optionand the right arrow together.
Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar ⌘+Delete
Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible. Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then pressShift-Fn-Delete.

Webpage shortcuts

To do this Press this
Prints your current page. ⌘+P
Opens the Page Setup dialog. ⌘+Shift+P
Saves your current page. ⌘+S
Emails your current page. ⌘+Shift+I
Reloads your current page. ⌘+R
Opens the find bar. ⌘+F
Finds the next match for your input in the find bar. ⌘+G
Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar. ⌘+Shift+GorShift+Enter
Uses selection for find ⌘+E
Jumps to selection ⌘+J
Opens Developer Tools. ⌘+Option+I
Opens the JavaScript Console. ⌘+Option+J
Opens the source of your current page. ⌘+Option+U
Downloads the target of the link. PressOptionand click a link.
Saves the link as a bookmark. Drag a link to the bookmarks bar.
Saves your current webpage as a bookmark. ⌘+D
Saves all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder. ⌘+Shift+D
Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press⌘-Shift-Fagain to exit full-screen. ⌘+Shift+F
Enlarges everything on the page. ⌘ + (+)
Makes everything on the page smaller. ⌘ + (-)
Returns everything on the page to normal size. ⌘+0
Opens your home page in your current tab. ⌘+Shift+H
Scrolls down the web page. Space bar
Searches the web. ⌘+Option+F