chrome-logoKeyboard shortcuts are always helpful. Below you will find a list with some helpful shortcuts to help you speed up your browsing in Google Chrome and Google Chromium, Google's fast browser.



Tab and Window Shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + T Opens a new tab
Ctrl + N Opens a new winow
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopens the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed
Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip
Ctrl + 9 Switches to the last tab
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDown Switches to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp Switches to the previous tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 Closes the current tab or pop-up
Alt + F4 Closes the current window
Backspace or Alt and the left arrow Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab
Shift + Backspace or Alt and the right arrow Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab
Alt + Home Opens your homepage in your current window

Google Chrome Features Shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + H Opens the History page
Ctrl +J Opens the Downloads page
Ctrl + Shift + B Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off
Shift + Esc Opens the Task Manager
F6 or Shift + F6

Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane.

Panes include: Address bar Bookmarks bar (if visible) The main web content (including any infobars) Downloads bar (if visible)

Address Bar Shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + L or Alt + D Highlights the URL
Ctrl + Enter Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL

Webpage Shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + P Prints your current page
Ctrl + S Saves your current page
Ctrl + F Opens the search bar
Ctrl + G or F3 Finds the next match for your input in the find bar
Ctrl + Shift + G, Shift + F3 or Shift + Enter Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar
Ctrl + F5 or Shift + F5 Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content
Ctrl + U Opens the source of your current page
Ctrl + D Saves your current webpage as a bookmark
F11 Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen
Ctrl and + Enlarges everything on the page
Ctrl and - Makes everything on the page smaller
Ctrl + 0 Returns everything on the page to normal size
Space bar Scrolls down the web page
Home Goes to the top of the page
End Goes to the bottom of the page

Do you use keyboard shortcuts or you prefer using just mostly your mouse?

Comments (2)

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In Chrome for Android the "home" key takes you to the home Android screen. Extremely annoying when trying to browse. Seems nobody did a usability test on the Android tablet prior to marketing.
Ron Barney , March 14, 2012
Ron this is the default behavior of the home button for all android devices and applications. I don't have a problem with that on my Android phone. However I understand that this can be annoying for someone.
axel , March 19, 2012

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