Manage windows and tabs
You can control the way windows and tabs look on your Chromebook screen.
Open a window
To open a new Chrome window, click the Chrome icon on your shelf . If you already have a window open and want to open another one, press Ctrl + N.
Move or control windows
Maximize a window: Click the maximize button .
Minimize a window: Click the minimize button .
View full screen: At the top of your keyboard, press the full screen key . This key is also called F4.
Switch between windows: At the top of your keyboard, press the window switcher key . This key is also called F5.
Dock windows: For a split-screen effect, you can dock a window to the left or right:
- Click and hold the maximize button .
- Drag to the left or right arrow .
- Optional: You can also use the shortcut Alt + [ to dock left, or Alt + ] to dock right.
Show a window on multiple screens: Learn how to connect to a monitor.
Move or control tabs
Learn how to arrange your tabs.
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