Tour of your Chromebook
To help you find things quickly, your Chromebook keyboard has special shortcut keys, including a dedicated search key. The shortcut keys make it easy to get around online and control your Chromebook, and the search key lets you search your apps and the web at the same time.
Some special keys sit along the top of Chromebook keyboards. If you're using a Windows keyboard with your Chromebook, the F keys at the top of the keyboard will work just like 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)|
|Enter Immersive mode, which hides the tabs and launcher (F4)|
|Enter Overview mode, which shows all windows (F5)|
|Decrease screen brightness (F6)|
|Increase screen brightness (F7)|
|Decrease the volume (F9)|
|Increase the volume (F10)|
|Search your apps and the web at the same time. 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.
In addition to the top row of keys, here are a few handy keyboard combinations. To see a map of all shortcuts 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|