54 Shortcuts for Google Chrome

Jump to: Manage Tabs, Address Bar, View Webpages, Browse between Webpages, Access Browser Features, Search, Bookmarks Shortcuts, The Rest

1. Manage Tabs


Open new tab


Close tab (or close Chrome if only one tab is open)


Reopen last tab closed. Up to 10 tabs.

Command+[/ Command+]/

Switch to the previous tab/ next tab in browsing history for tab


Open new Chrome window


Open new Chrome window in incognito mode


Open link in a new background tab


Open link in a new foreground tab


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.

2. Address Bar


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 'yahoo.com' plus tab opens yahoo search. Add/edit search engines via 'Under the Hood' -> Basic -> Search Engines.

3. View Webpages

Arrow Down/Arrow Up with focus on webpage

Scroll down / scroll up


Scroll one page down / one page up.


Jump to beginning / to end of webpage


Zoom in / zoom out (or Command+mousewheel)

Command+0 (zero)

Return zoom to normal text size


View webpage source


Turn full screen on / off

4. Browse between Webpages


Jump to your Homepage

Option+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Jump to previous webpage visited / jump to next webpage


Reload current webpage


Reload current webpage with cache override


Stop webpage loading

5. Access Browser Features


Print current webpage (Chrome Print Dialog)


Print current webpage (Native Windows Print Dialog)


Open file


Save current webpage


Open History tab


Open Downloads tab

6. Search


Find text on webpage. Press Enter for


Find next match of Search


Find previous match of Search


Use Selection for Find


Jump to selection


With focus on Search box: Close Search box

7. Bookmarks Shortcuts


Show or hide bookmarks bar


Open Bookmark Manager


Add bookmark for current webpage


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

8. The Rest


Set focus on the toolbar. Use arrow keys to navigate between different buttons on the toolbar.


View Google Task manager


Chrome Help


Open Developer Tools


Open Javascript Console

Created by max on 11/29/2015


34 Comments for 'Chrome '   

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Comment #34 by Muhammad Dawood Apr 23, 2020 at 09:27 am  Reply

Thank You Sooooo Much... Love from Pakistan....

Comment #33 by duck Feb 20, 2017 at 07:06 pm  Reply

F6 changes focus between address bar, bookmarks bar and webpage. Not just address bar and webpage.

Reply #1 admin Feb 21, 2017 at 10:08 am


Comment #32 by Sigurd Dec 22, 2016 at 06:37 pm  Reply

As #23: Alt+D, then F6, does not open bookmarks?

Reply #2 tallat ali Jan 11, 2019 at 08:11 am

That is not working???

Reply #1 admin Dec 29, 2016 at 12:33 am

fixed; you are correct. that no longer works.

Comment #31 by Dan Huang Mar 1, 2016 at 07:15 pm  Reply

Seems useful, but how come some characters seem Persian instead of alphabets (chapter 1, 9 and parts of 7 and and 8)?

Reply #1 admin Mar 7, 2016 at 07:18 am

fixed; Thanks for pointing this out; this fell through the cracks. Somebody edited the master english page instead of a local translated page. sorry.

Comment #30 by IteUrsi Oct 31, 2015 at 11:02 pm  Reply

I use a Chromebook. The keyboard does not have many of the dedicated navigation and F keys, such as Home, End, Page Up, etc. These keys are found in this list of shortcuts. Is there another comparable collection of shortcuts for the Chromebook keyboard?

Comment #29 by JohnDohe Sep 23, 2015 at 01:04 pm  Reply

What is the simplest, single key to press to move the cursor into the search field of a google home page in chrome browser. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, Chrome Version 45.0.2454.99 m Thanks!

Comment #28 by -nei1- Jun 29, 2015 at 08:31 pm  Reply

So much aggravation that the Chrome menu provides no way to close a single tab (Ctrl-W works for me; thanks). That is, until you come to this fine, long list of keyboard shortcuts, and keyboard shortcuts are faster than mousing, with a little practice. Now, I've got almost a hundred shortcuts; oy vai. Easiest to learn one keyboard shortcut at a time, as I realize I need it. Ctrl-D your list. -neil-

Comment #27 by gotjosh Jun 25, 2015 at 08:36 am  Reply

Hello, Thanks for your useful compilation of Chrome Shortcuts! I found what i was looking for but it does not work exactly as you say: http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/linux/Chrome.html#link_2 In the Address Bar: Alt-Enter - performs search in new tab (not adding www. and .com) Which is exactly what i was looking for! cheers,

Comment #26 by WXB Mar 8, 2015 at 04:23 am  Reply

Per Google Chrome Help - Keyboard shortcuts (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179): Linux/Windows "Ctrl+Shift+D Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder." Mac "⌘-Shift-D Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder." P.S. Thanks for the lists!

Comment #25 by Sarah Jan 27, 2015 at 02:48 pm  Reply

Cntl-W now closes the whole window, not just the tab on Chrome for Mac. (Very annoying!)

Comment #24 by dae Jan 23, 2015 at 03:39 pm  Reply

When on the main google.com page, you can activate the microphone in the search box with Control+Shift+. (a period). (verified in Win7)

Comment #23 by Justin Dec 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm  Reply

The "up" links at the top of each section span the entire length of the table. I clicked one by accident and lost my place on the page. It was slightly annoying. I feel like the links should only surround the text and the up arrow icon. It's upsetting to click on a spot on the page (with seemingly nothing there) to set focus to my browser and accidentally click a link. Just sayin. This would make your site better IMHO. I'm using Chrome in case it makes a difference.

Reply #2 mithunabcd Jun 17, 2015 at 06:45 am

very nice shortcut

Reply #1 admin Dec 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi Justin, good feedback and thanks for letting me know. Fixed it. sorry this took a while.

Comment #22 by Steve Nov 23, 2014 at 09:53 am  Reply

The guide says:
Alt+F4 Close current window

That is not correct, that closes Chrome. To close only the open Window you need control +W

Comment #21 by Nigel Nov 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm  Reply

Say I do a search on Google or a search on any shopping website for that matter and end up with 100s of pages to look at, is there a short cut to go to the "next page"? its a nuisance having to relocate my mouse over the "next page" button all the time especially as they move around all the time.

Comment #20 by Will Aug 6, 2014 at 06:39 am  Reply

I use CTRL+SHIFT+O quite a bit as well .. Bookmark manager. Great list, thanks!!

Reply #1 admin Aug 6, 2014 at 08:45 am

noted and added. thankjs!

Comment #19 by Priyanka Jul 19, 2014 at 08:46 am  Reply

really very nice guide....

Comment #18 by Derek May 15, 2014 at 02:01 pm  Reply

The "alt + d, then f6" to jump to bookmarks bar is not working. I push either alt + d, or f6 and they both jump to address bar. If i push them again, it doesn't do anything.

Comment #17 by champ lucifer Apr 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm  Reply

good information....really helpful

Comment #16 by vishalg Mar 13, 2014 at 02:36 pm  Reply

its very nic hatts off
to our cse tech

Comment #15 by ankit Feb 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm  Reply

shorcut keys r really helpfulllllllllll

Comment #14 by rvhvryh Jan 21, 2014 at 05:19 am  Reply

What is the keyboard shortcut for javascript

Comment #13 by Sandeep Jan 9, 2014 at 12:54 am  Reply

Great job. I enjoyed reading it and experimented every single shortcut. Loving it!!!

Reply #1 bhavya Feb 28, 2014 at 02:41 am

very good job and very helpful sortcut keys thank u

Comment #12 by r1ckr011 Sep 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm  Reply

Cool site! Very excellent material!

Any idea how to disable certain shortcuts? I don't want them stomping on top of my custom extension shortcuts :/

Comment #11 by jaideep Aug 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm  Reply

great job..

Comment #10 by ranga the DL Jun 9, 2013 at 11:26 am  Reply

awe...... keep it up dude!!!!!!

Comment #9 by Alex Jun 4, 2013 at 04:03 am  Reply

Your site is helpfull, thanks a lot!

Comment #8 by muyexi May 11, 2013 at 12:21 am  Reply

Great site,thanks a million.

Comment #7 by priya Apr 15, 2013 at 05:54 am  Reply

grt job

Comment #6 by JoseL Jul 19, 2012 at 11:42 am  Reply

Ctrl-k also works for making a search in the bar. Same as Ctrl-e

Reply #1 admin Jul 20, 2012 at 07:06 am

added; thx!

Comment #5 by vector090 Jun 30, 2012 at 03:47 am  Reply

Add 2 cents:

Ctrl-G for continue search even if search box is closed

Reply #1 admin Jul 7, 2012 at 05:37 pm

Thanks! added to the list.

Comment #4 by jeff Mar 22, 2012 at 09:50 pm  Reply

The Win tab isn't working...
Otherwise, very useful. Thank you.

Reply #1 jeff Mar 22, 2012 at 09:55 pm

The "Win tab" I was referring to was via the Chrome shortcuts tab...

... though, I was able to access it by going to the menu on the left:
Platforms > Windows Shortcuts > Chrome

Comment #3 by Joe Piervincenti Feb 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm  Reply

I'm trying to find shortcuts to toggle through the bookmarks toolbar or how to create them. Thanks.

Reply #1 Sandeep Jan 9, 2014 at 12:53 am

Press Esc and then again use arrow keys to toggle

Comment #2 by ahpuyz Jan 27, 2012 at 10:32 am  Reply

This is great !!! Thanks a lot!!!

Comment #1 by prabhakar Oct 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm  Reply

urs information is good
excellent work


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