Chrome keyboard shortcuts

Learn keyboard shortcuts and become a pro at using Chrome.

Windows and Linux

Tab and window shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Open a new window Ctrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it Ctrl + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order that they were closed Ctrl + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn
Jump to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp
Jump to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Jump to the rightmost tab Ctrl + 9
Open your home page in the current tab Alt + Home
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + Left arrow
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + Right arrow
Close the current tab Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4
Close the current window Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4
Minimise the current window Alt + Space then n
Maximise the current window Alt + Space then x
Quit Google Chrome Alt + f then x

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Open the Chrome menu Alt + f or Alt + e
Show or hide the Bookmarks bar Ctrl + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks Manager Ctrl + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tab Ctrl + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tab Ctrl + j
Open the Chrome Task Manager Shift + Esc
Set focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbar Shift + Alt + t
Set focus on the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbar F10 
Switch focus to unfocused dialogue (if showing) and all toolbars F6
Open the Find Bar to search the current page Ctrl + f or F3
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + j or F12
Open the Clear Browsing Data options Ctrl + Shift + Delete
Open the Chrome Help Centre in a new tab F1
Log in a different user or browse as a Guest Ctrl + Shift + m
Open a feedback form Alt + Shift + i

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Action Shortcut
Search with your default search engine Type a search term Enter
Search using a different search engine Type a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab Type a site name + Ctrl + Enter
Open a new tab and perform a Google search Type a search term Alt + Enter
Jump to the address bar Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6
Search from anywhere on the page Ctrl + k or Ctrl + e
Remove predictions from your address bar Down arrow to highlight + Shift + Delete

Web page shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Open options to print the current page Ctrl + p
Open options to save the current page Ctrl + s
Reload the current page F5 or Ctrl + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached content Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc
Browse clickable items moving forward Tab
Browse clickable items moving backward Shift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Chrome Ctrl + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page Ctrl + u
Save your current web page as a bookmark Ctrl + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off F11
Make everything on the page bigger Ctrl and +
Make everything on the page smaller Ctrl and -
Return everything on the page to default size Ctrl + 0
Scroll down a web page, a screen at a time Space or PgDn
Scroll up a web page, a screen at a time Shift + Space or PgUp
Go to the top of the page Home
Go to the bottom of the page End
Scroll horizontally on the page Shift + Scroll your mousewheel
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the next word Ctrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Backspace
Open the Home page in the current tab Alt + Home

Mouse shortcuts

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

Action Shortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only) Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tab Ctrl + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it Ctrl + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only) Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new window Shift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only) Drag a tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only) Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original position Press Esc while dragging
Save the current web page as a bookmark Drag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Scroll horizontally on the page Shift + Scroll your mousewheel
Download the target of a link Alt + Click a link
Display your browsing history

Right-click Back Back or click & hold Back Back 
Right-click Next Next or click & hold Next Next

Switch between maximised and windowed modes Double-click a blank area of the tab strip
Make everything on the page bigger Ctrl + Scroll your mousewheel up
Make everything on the page smaller Ctrl + Scroll your mousewheel down

Mac

Important: To use keyboard shortcuts, you must enable full keyboard access to all controls.

  1. Navigate to System Preferences.
  2. Select Keyboard.
  3. Go to the Shortcuts tab.
  4. In the Full Keyboard Access section, select the All controls radio button. 
Tip: To focus your keyboard on text boxes or list items, press ⌘ + F7.
 

Tab and window shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Open a new window ⌘ + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode ⌘ + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it ⌘ + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order that they were closed ⌘ + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab ⌘ + Option + Right arrow
Jump to the previous open tab ⌘ + Option + Left arrow
Jump to a specific tab ⌘ + 1 through ⌘ + 8
Jump to the last tab ⌘ + 9
Open the previous page in your browsing history for the current tab ⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left arrow
Open the next page in your browsing history for the current tab ⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right arrow
Close the current tab or pop-up ⌘ + w
Close the current window ⌘ + Shift + w
Minimise the window ⌘ + m
Hide Google Chrome ⌘ + h
Quit Google Chrome ⌘ + q

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Show or hide the Bookmarks Bar ⌘ + Shift + b
Open the Bookmark Manager ⌘ + Option + b
Open the Settings page in a new tab ⌘ + ,
Open the History page in a new tab ⌘ + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab ⌘ + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page ⌘ + f
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search ⌘ + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search ⌘ + Shift + g
When Find Bar is open, search for selected text ⌘+E
Open Developer Tools ⌘ + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data options ⌘ + Shift + Delete
Log in as a different user, browse as a Guest or access payment and password info ⌘ + Shift + m

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Action Shortcut
Search with your default search engine Type a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engine Type a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab Type a site name + Control + Enter
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in a new tab Type a site name + Control + Shift + Enter
Open the website in a new background tab Type a web address + ⌘ + Enter
Jump to the address bar ⌘ + l
Remove predictions from your address bar

Down arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + Delete

Forward Delete or fn-Delete on a laptop

Web page shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Open options to print the current page ⌘ + p
Open options to save the current page ⌘ + s
Open the Page Setup dialogue ⌘ + Option + p
Reload your current page, ignoring cached content ⌘ + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc
Browse clickable items moving forward Tab
Browse clickable items moving backward Shift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome ⌘ + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page ⌘ + Option + u
Open the JavaScript Console ⌘ + Option + j
Save your current web page as a bookmark ⌘ + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder ⌘ + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off ⌘ + Ctrl + f
Make everything on the page bigger ⌘ and +
Make everything on the page smaller ⌘ and -
Return everything on the page to the default size ⌘ + 0
Scroll down a web page, a screen at a time Space
Scroll up a web page, a screen at a time Shift + Space
Search the web ⌘ + Option + f
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field Option + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text field Option + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text field Option + Delete
Open your home page in the current tab ⌘ + Shift + h

Mouse shortcuts

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

Action Shortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only) Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tab ⌘ + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it ⌘ + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only) Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new window Shift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only) Drag a tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only) Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original position Press Esc while dragging
Save the current web page as a bookmark Drag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Download the target of a link Option + Click a link
Display your browsing history

Right-click Back Back or click & hold Back Back 
Right-click Next Next or click & hold Next Next

Increase the window to full height Double-click a blank area of the tab strip
 

Note: If you're using the TalkBack screen reader on an Android device with an external keyboard, you can use TalkBack keyboard shortcuts to navigate web pages.

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