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
Re-open the last closed tab, and jump to it 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 last 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 all open tabs and the browser Ctrl + Shift + w
Minimise the current window Alt + Space + n
Maximise the current window Alt + Space + x
Close the current window Alt + F4
Quit Google Chrome Ctrl + Shift + q
Google Chrome feature shortcuts
Action Shortcut
Open the Chrome menu Alt + f or Alt + e or F10
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
Switch focus to unfocused dialogue (if showing)  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 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 front of the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text field Ctrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text field Ctrl + Backspace
Move focus to a notification Alt + n
Allow within a notification Alt + Shift + a
Deny within a notification Alt + Shift + d
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
Download the target of a link Alt + Click a link
Display your browsing history Right-click Back Back or Next Next, or click & hold Back Back or 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

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
Re-open the last closed tab, and jump to it ⌘ + 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
Closes the current tab or pop-up ⌘ + w
Closes 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 or browse as a Guest ⌘ + 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 + 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
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
Email your current page ⌘ + Shift + i
Reload your current page ⌘ + r
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 front 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 Next Next, or click & hold Back Back or 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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