Open tabs, windows, and files

Open a new tab

  • Click the new tab icon next to the last tab, which opens the New Tab page.
  • To open a link in a new tab, press Ctrl (Windows and Linux) or (Mac) on your keyboard when you click the link. Related tabs are grouped together.
  • Want the same webpage opened in multiple tabs? Right-click the tab containing the webpage in question and select Duplicate.
  • Try these keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+T (Windows and Linux); ⌘+T (Mac).
  • To reopen a recently closed tab, press Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows and Linux); ⌘+Shift+T (Mac).

Open a new window

  • Try these keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+N (Windows and Linux); ⌘+N (Mac)

Open a file

  • Drag the file into Google Chrome from your computer's desktop or folder. Your cursor displays a little + sign if the action is successful.
  • Type the location, also known as the path, of the file in the address bar, then press Enter.
  • Try these keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+O (Windows and Linux); ⌘+O (Mac)

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