Shortcuts Google Chrome for Windows

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

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+T Open new tab
Ctrl+W/Ctrl+F4 Close tab (or close Chrome if only one tab is open)
Ctrl+Shift+T Reopen last tab closed. Up to 10 tabs.
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 Jump to first tab, second tab, etc.
Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to the next / previous tab (or use ctrl+page up/ctrl+page down)
Ctrl+N Open new Chrome window
Ctrl+Shift+N Open new Chrome window in incognito mode
Alt+F4 Close current window
Ctrl+left-click Open link in a new background tab
Ctrl+Shift+left-click Open link in a new foreground tab
Shift+left-click Open link in a new window
Alt+left-click Download link
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

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+D (or Ctrl+L) Jump to address bar; highlights current webpage URI if available
Ctrl+E (or Ctrl+K) Enter search query in address bar
Home/End in address bar Jump to beginning / end of address bar
Ctrl+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 Ctrl+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 Alt+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 'yahoo.com' plus tab opens yahoo search. Add/edit search engines via 'Under the Hood' -> Basic -> Search Engines.

View Webpages

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F6 Alternate focus between address bar and webpage
Arrow Down/Arrow Up with focus on webpage Scroll down / scroll up
Page Down/Page Up Scroll one page down / one page up. Also use space/shift+space
Home/End Jump to beginning / to end of webpage
Ctrl+[+]/- Zoom in / zoom out (or Ctrl+mousewheel)
Ctrl+0 (zero) Return zoom to normal text size
Ctrl+U View webpage source
F11 Turn full screen on / off

Browse between Webpages

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+Home Jump to homepage
Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Jump to previous webpage visited / jump to next webpage
F5/Ctrl+R Reload current webpage
Ctrl+F5/Shift+F5 Reload current webpage with cache override
Esc Stop webpage loading

Browse within Webpages

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Tab/Shift+Tab with focus on webpage Jump to next / previous link
Enter on link Open link in current tab
Ctrl+Enter on link Open link in a new background tab
Shift+Ctrl+Enter on link Open link in a new foreground tab
Shift+Enter on link Open link in a new window
Alt+Enter on link Download link
Shift+F10 Open context menu (simulate right mouse button)
Ctrl+A Select all content on webpage
Ctrl+c with content selected Copy selected content to clipboard

Access Browser Features

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+P Print current webpage (Chrome Print Dialog)
Ctrl+Shift+P Print current webpage (Native Windows Print Dialog)
Ctrl+O Open file
Ctrl+S Save current webpage
Alt+F Open Wrench Menu (I'd call it file menu to remember the shortcut)
Ctrl+H Open History tab
Ctrl+J Open Downloads tab
Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+F/F3 Find text on webpage. Press Enter for.
Enter/Shift+Enter with text found on webpage Find next / find previous match
Ctrl+G/Ctrl+Shift+G with text found on webpage Find next / find previous match
Esc With focus on Search box: Close Search box

Bookmarks Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Shift+B Show or hide bookmarks bar
Ctrl+Shift+O Open Bookmark Manager
Ctrl+D Add bookmark for current webpage
Ctrl+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)
Alt+F, then b Open Bookmark Manager Tab

The Rest

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Alt+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

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Right Accept Suggestion
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Previous / next command (line)
Ctrl+` Focus the Console
Ctrl+L Clear Console
Shift+Enter Multi-line entry
Enter Execute
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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