Explore keyboard features
Your Chrome device offers special web browsing key functions to help you quickly find what you need on the web.
If you're using a Chromebook, its keyboard contains a new row of shortcut keys at the top. For people using a Chromebox, these keys correspond to function keys on regular keyboards.
|Go to the previous page in your browsing history|
|Go to the next page in your browsing history|
|Reload your current page|
|Open your page in full-screen mode|
|Switch to your next window|
|Decrease screen brightness|
|Increase screen brightness|
|Decrease the volume|
|Increase the volume|
|Search the web from the address bar. Note: This key is located on the side, where you'd normally find the Caps Lock key. If you're using a Chromebox, this key corresponds to the Windows key on a regular keyboard.|
Helpful keyboard shortcuts
|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|
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