Shortcuts Google Chrome for MacOS

Everybody knows the Google Chrome program on every third PC. The browser literally “eats” competitors, today its market share is more than 60%. Therefore, almost every user is probably already familiar with common hot keys. If not, we will tell you what shortcut keys will help speed up the work in the browser. The combinations are already set by the developers, but the user can customize the combinations for themselves. On Windows and Mac, the combinations are almost identical, only the modifier button changes: on Windows – Ctrl, on Mac – Cmd. Hotkeys in Google Chrome allow you to manage tabs (duplicate, reload, close), windows (open a new window, open a new window in incognito mode, close the window), interact with the content (source code, search on page, fullscreen, zoom, navigate through the page), with the address bar, and also open settings, history, downloads, task manager, developer tools.

Manage Tabs

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+T Open new tab
Command+W Close tab (or close Chrome if only one tab is open)
Command+Shift+T Reopen last tab closed. Up to 10 tabs.
Command+[/ Command+]/ Switch to the previous tab/ next tab in browsing history for tab
Command+N Open new Chrome window
Command+Shift+N Open new Chrome window in incognito mode
Command+Left-click Open link in a new background tab
Command+Shift+Left-click Open link in a new foreground tab
Shift+Left-click Open link in a new window
Drag link to existing tab Open link in selected tab
Drag link to tab bar Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip.

Address Bar

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+L Jump to address bar and highlights current webpage URI
Home/End in address bar Jump to beginning / end of address bar
Command+A in address bar Select all text of address. Also use shift+end with cursor at beginning or shift+home with cursor at end
Type name of site and press Command+Enter Add www. to beginning and .com to end of input and opens the web address in current tab.
Type name of site and press Option+Enter Add www. to beginning and .com to end of input and opens the web address in new background tab.
Type search term and press Enter Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URI.
Type name of search engine and press Tab Tab-to-Search feature. E.g. Typing in '' plus tab opens yahoo search. Add/edit search engines via 'Under the Hood' -> Basic -> Search Engines.

View Webpages

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Down/Arrow Up with focus on webpage Scroll down / scroll up
Space/Shift+Space Scroll one page down / one page up.
Home/End Jump to beginning / to end of webpage
Command++/- Zoom in / zoom out (or Command+mousewheel)
Command+0 (zero) Return zoom to normal text size
Command+Option+U View webpage source
Command+Shift+F Turn full screen on / off

Browse between Webpages

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Option+Shift+H Jump to your Homepage
Option+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Jump to previous webpage visited / jump to next webpage
Command+R Reload current webpage
Command+F5 Reload current webpage with cache override
Esc Stop webpage loading

Access Browser Features

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+P Print current webpage (Chrome Print Dialog)
Command+Shift+P Print current webpage (Native Windows Print Dialog)
Command+O Open file
Command+S Save current webpage
Command+H Open History tab
Command+J Open Downloads tab
MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+F Find text on webpage. Press Enter for
Command+G Find next match of Search
Command+Shift+G Find previous match of Search
Command+E Use Selection for Find
Command+J Jump to selection
Esc With focus on Search box: Close Search box

Bookmarks Shortcuts

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+Shift+B Show or hide bookmarks bar
Command+Option+B Open Bookmark Manager
Command+D Add bookmark for current webpage
Command+Shift+D Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder
Drag URI to bookmark bar Bookmark webpage (can be URI from address bar or link from page)
Option+D, then F6 Jump to bookmark toolbar. Use arrow keys and enter to access bookmarks
Option+F, then b Open Bookmark Manager Tab

The Rest

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Option+T Set focus on the toolbar. Use arrow keys to navigate between different buttons on the toolbar.
Shift+Esc View Google Task manager
F1 Chrome Help
Command+Shift+I Open Developer Tools
Command+Shift+J Open Javascript Console
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Date of change: 14.03.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program