Tour of your Chromebook
Use keyboard features
Your Chromebook keyboard works just like a regular keyboard, with a few differences.
To get around online and control your Chromebook, use your Chromebook’s hotkeys along the top and left sides, including the search key.
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)|
|Hide the tabs and launcher in Immersive mode (F4)|
|Show all windows in Overview mode (F5)|
|Dim the screen (F6)|
|Make the screen brighter (F7)|
|Lower the volume (F9)|
|Raise the volume (F10)|
|Search your apps and the web at the same time. On a Chromebook, this key is on the side, where you'd sometimes find the Caps Lock key. If you're using a regular keyboard, the Windows key in between Ctrl and Alt works as the search key.
To turn on Caps Lock temporarily, press Alt + the search key.
You can use keyboard shortcuts on your Chromebook. To see a map of all shortcuts on your screen, press Ctrl + Alt + ?.
You can turn on autocorrect for your Chromebook keyboard:
- If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chromebook.
- Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
- Click Settings.
- Under "Device," click Keyboard settings > Change language and input settings.
- Under "Input Method," find your preferred keyboard and click Configure…
- Use the drop-down menu to choose the level of auto-correction you’d like.
- If you have more than one keyboard checked, you’ll need to turn on autocorrect for each one. Some keyboards don’t have autocorrect.
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