Keyboards for Chrome devices have a few extra features to help you browse the web effortlessly and efficiently. If you're using a Chromebook, you'll notice that your keyboard contains a dedicated search key and a new row of web shortcut keys. You can also use a standard USB Windows keyboard with your Chrome device and use the same keyboard shortcuts.
These keys appear at the top of Chromebook keyboards. If you're using a Windows keyboard with your Chrome device, the F keys at the top of the keyboard will work similarly to the keys below.
|Go to the previous page in your browser history (F1)|
|Go to the next page in your browser history (F2)|
|Reload your current page (F3)|
|Maximize your window (F4)|
|Switch to your next window (F5)|
|Decrease screen brightness (F6)|
|Increase screen brightness (F7)|
|Decrease the volume (F9)|
|Increase the volume (F10)|
|Search your apps and the web from your apps list. On a Chromebook, this key is located on the side, where you'd normally find the Caps Lock key. If you're using a regular keyboard, the Windows key in between Ctrl and Alt will work as the search key.
Tip: To turn Caps lock on temporarily, press Alt + the search key.
Helpful keyboard shortcuts
We've listed a few essential shortcuts below. To see a map of all shortcuts directly on your screen, press Ctrl+Alt+?.
|Page up||Press Alt and the up arrow|
|Page down||Press Alt and the down arrow|
|Home||Press Ctrl+Alt, and the up arrow|
|End||Press Ctrl+Alt, and the down arrow|
|Toggle the bookmark bar||Ctrl+Shift+B|
|Search your current webpage||Ctrl+F|
|Open a new tab||Ctrl+T|
|Open a new window||Ctrl+N|
|Open the link you clicked in a new background tab||Press Alt and click a link|
|Switch to your next tab||Ctrl+Tab|
|Switch to your next window||Alt+Tab|
|Sign out of your Google Account||Ctrl+Shift+Q|
|Close your current tab||Ctrl+W|