Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and clicks that you can use to do things, like taking a screenshot or opening a new window.

Tip: Press Ctrl + Alt + ? to see a map of these shortcuts on your screen.

Tabs and windows

Open a new window Ctrl + N
Open a new window in incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + N
Open a new tab Ctrl + T
Open a file in the browser Ctrl + O
Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS Ctrl + Shift + Q (twice)
Close the current tab Ctrl + W
Close the current window Ctrl + Shift + W
Reopen the last tab you've closed. Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed. Ctrl + Shift + T
Go to the tab at the specified position in the window Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Go to the last tab in the window Ctrl + 9
Activate items 1-8 on your shelf Alt + 1 through Alt + 8
Use F keys (F1 to F12) Search + 1 through Search + =
Open the last item on your shelf Alt + 9
Go to the next tab in the window Ctrl + Tab
Go to the previous tab in the window Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Go to the previous window you had open Alt + Tab
Go to the next window you have open Alt + Shift + Tab
Go to previous page in your browsing history Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow
Go to the next page in your browsing history Shift + Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow
Open the link in a new tab in the background Press Ctrl and click a link
Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab Press Ctrl + Shift and click a link
Open the link in a new window Press Shift and click a link
Open the link in the tab Drag the link to the tab's address bar
Open the link in a new tab Drag the link to a blank area on the tab strip
Open the webpage in a new tab Type a web address (URL) in the address bar, then press Alt + Enter
Return the tab to its original position While dragging the tab, press Esc
Lock your screen Ctrl + Shift + L

Page shortcuts

Page up Alt or Search and up arrow
Page down Alt or Search and down arrow
Scroll down the web page Space bar
Go to top of page Ctrl + Alt and up arrow
Go to bottom of page Ctrl + Alt and down arrow
Print your current page Ctrl + P
Save your current page Ctrl + S
Reload your current page Ctrl + R
Reload your current page without using cached content Ctrl + Shift + R
Zoom in on the page Ctrl and +
Zoom out on the page Ctrl and -
Reset zoom level Ctrl + 0
Stop the loading of your current page Esc
Right-click a link Press Alt and click a link
Open the link in a new tab in the background Press Ctrl and click a link
Save your current webpage as a bookmark Ctrl + D
Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + D
Save the link as a bookmark Drag a link to bookmarks bar
Open the find bar to search your current page Ctrl + F
Go to the next match for your input in the find bar Ctrl + G or Enter
Go to the previous match for your input in the find bar Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + Enter
Perform a search Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E, then type a search term after the question mark in the address bar and press Enter.
Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting web address Ctrl + Enter

Take a screenshot of your current page

Ctrl +

For non-Chrome OS keyboards:
Ctrl + F5

Take a partial screenshot

Ctrl + Shift + , then click and drag.

For non-Chrome OS keyboards:
Ctrl + Shift + F5

View page source Ctrl + U
Show or hide the Developer Tools panel Ctrl + Shift + I
Show or hide the DOM Inspector Ctrl + Shift + J

Browser settings

Show or hide the bookmarks bar. If the bar is hidden, you can see your bookmarks in the Chrome menu. Ctrl + Shift + B
Open the Files app Alt + Shift + M
Display hidden files in the Files app Ctrl + .
Open the History page Ctrl + H
Open the Downloads page Ctrl + J
Open the Task Manager Shift + Esc
Open or hide the list of available keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + /
Get help with your Chromebook Ctrl + ?
Configure monitor display Ctrl +
Open the status area in the bottom-right corner of the screen Shift + Alt + S
Highlight the launcher button on your shelf Shift + Alt + L
Highlight the next item on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Tab or right arrow
Highlight the previous item on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab or left arrow
Open the highlighted button on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Space or Enter
Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Esc
Switch focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:
  • Status area containing the time, network icon, and battery icon
  • Launcher
  • Address bar
  • Bookmarks bar (if visible)
  • The main web content (including any infobars)
  • Downloads bar (if visible)
Ctrl + or Ctrl +
Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown) Alt + Shift + B
Highlight the row with the address bar Shift + Alt + T
Open the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar Alt + E or Alt + F
Open right-click menus for highlighted items Shift + Search + Volume Up
Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off Ctrl + Alt + Z
Change screen resolution Ctrl + Shift and + or -
Reset screen resolution to default Ctrl + Shift and 0
Rotate screen 90 degrees Ctrl + Shift and Reload

Text editing

Select everything on the page Ctrl + A
Select the content in the address bar Ctrl + L or Alt + D
Select the next word or letter Ctrl + Shift and right arrow
Select text to the end of the line Shift + Search and right arrow
Select text to the beginning of the line Shift + Search and left arrow
Select previous word or letter Ctrl + Shift and left arrow
Move to the end of the next word Ctrl and right arrow
Move to the start of the previous word Ctrl and left arrow
Page up Alt or Search and up arrow
Page down Alt or Search and down arrow
Go to top of page Ctrl + Alt and up arrow
Go to bottom of page Ctrl + Alt and down arrow
Go to end of document Ctrl + Search and right arrow
Go to beginning of document Ctrl + Search and left arrow
Copy selected content to the clipboard Ctrl + C
Paste content from the clipboard Ctrl + V
Paste content from the clipboard as plain text Ctrl + Shift + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Delete the previous word Ctrl + Backspace
Delete the next letter (forward delete) Alt + Backspace
Undo your last action Ctrl + Z
Switch between the keyboard input methods you've set Alt + Shift
Switch to the previous keyboard input method you were using Ctrl + Space

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