Full List of Desktop Shortcut for Google Chrome

Browser shortcuts help us to navigate web pages faster and easier. Every browser has its unique shortcuts, and today, we’d be looking at that of Google Chrome browser. It is important to note that these shortcuts apply to the computer version (i.e., Chrome for desktop).

To make things easier, here’s a comprehensive “legend” to the shortened words used throughout this article:

  1. CTRL = Control button
  2. ALT = Alternative button
  3. Fn = Function key
  4. DEL = Delete key
  5. BACKSPACE = Delete key
  6. INS = Insert key

The Full List of Desktop Shortcuts For Google Chrome

Google Chrome shortcuts

This article is in two parts; the first is for Windows PC users while the second lists the shortcut for MacBook users. While the key combinations are almost the same for all commands, the major difference is the main key(s) to hold down. For example, on Windows, you’d hold down the CTRL or ALT keys, but on Mac, you’d hold down the ⌘ key.

Chrome for Windows

Shortkey CombinationFunction
Ctrl + nOpen new window
Ctrl + Shift + nOpen new Incognito window
Ctrl + tOpen new tabs
Ctrl + Shift + tReopen a recently closed
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDnJump to another open tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUpJump to the previous open tab
Ctrl + 1 – Ctrl + 8Jump to a specific tab (based on the number)
Alt + HomeOpen your home page in the current tab
Alt + Left arrowOpen the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab
Alt + Right arrowOpen the next page from your browsing history in the current tab
Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4Close the current tab
Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4Close the current window
Alt + Space + nMinimize the current window
Alt + Space + xMaximize the current window
Alt + f + xClose the browser
Alt + f or Alt + eOpen the Chrome menu
Ctrl + Shift + bShow or hide the Bookmarks bar
Ctrl + Shift + oOpen Bookmarks Manager
Ctrl + hHistory page
Ctrl + jDownloads page
Shift + EscOpen the Chrome Task Manager
Ctrl + f or F3Launch the find/search bar
Ctrl + Shift + j or F12Open Developer Tools
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteLaunch the Clear Browsing Data options
F1Chrome Help Center
Ctrl + Shift + mLog in a different user or browse as a Guest
Alt + Shift + iOpen a feedback form
F7Turn on caret browsing
Ctrl + F6Skip to web contents
Alt + Shift + aFocus on inactive dialogs
Type a site name + Ctrl + EnterAdd www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tab
Type a search term + Alt + EnterOpen a new tab and perform a Google search
Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6Jump to the address bar
Ctrl + k or Ctrl + eSearch from anywhere on the page
Control + F5Move cursor to the address bar
Ctrl + pOpen options to print the current page
Ctrl + sOpen options to save the current page
F5 or Ctrl + rReload the current page
Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + rReload the current page, ignoring cached content
EscStop the page loading
TabBrowse clickable items moving forward
Shift + TabBrowse clickable items moving backward
Ctrl + o + Select a fileOpen a file from your PC
Ctrl + uDisplay non-editable HTML source code for the current page
Ctrl + dSave your current webpage as a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + dSave all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder
F11Turn full-screen mode on or off
Ctrl and +Increase font/page size
Ctrl and –Reduce font/page size
Ctrl + 0Return everything on the page to default size
Space or PgDnScroll down a webpage, a screen at a time
Shift + Space or PgUpScroll up a webpage, a screen at a time
HomeGo to the top of the page
EndGo to the bottom of the page
Ctrl + Left arrowMove your cursor to the previous word in a text field
Ctrl + Right arrowMove your cursor to the next word
Ctrl + BackspaceDelete the previous word in a text field
Alt + HomeOpen the Home page in the current tab

Chrome For macOS

Shortkey CombinationsCommands
⌘ + Shift + bShow or hide the Bookmarks Bar
⌘ + Option + bOpen Bookmark Manager
⌘ + ,Open Settings in a new tab
⌘ + yHistory page
⌘ + Shift + jDownloads page
⌘ + fLaunch find/search bar on the current page
⌘ + Option + iDeveloper Tools
⌘ + Shift + DeleteLaunch the Clear Browsing Data options
⌘ + Shift + mLog in as a different user, browse as a Guest, or access payment and password info
Control + F2Jump to the main menu bar
F7Turn on caret browsing
⌘ + Option + Shift + aFocus on inactive dialogs
⌘ + pPrint the current page
⌘ + sSave the current page
⌘ + Option + pPage Setup dialog
⌘ + Shift + rReload your current page, ignoring cached content
EscStop the page loading
⌘ + oOpen a file from your computer in Google Chrome
⌘ + Option + uDisplay non-editable HTML source code for the current page
⌘ + Option + jOpen the JavaScript Console
⌘ + dSave your current webpage as a bookmark
⌘ + Shift + dSave all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder
⌘ + Ctrl + fTurn full-screen mode on or off
⌘ and +Increase page size
⌘ and –Reduce page size
⌘ + 0Reset page size
SpaceScroll down a webpage, a screen at a time
Shift + SpaceScroll up a webpage, a screen at a time
Option + Left arrowMove your cursor to the previous word
Option + Right arrowMove your cursor to the next word
⌘ + Shift + hOpen your home page in the current tab

What More?

These are the full short keys to operate the Chrome browser on any computer. The Windows shortcuts also work for Linux, while the macOS shortcut only works on MacBooks.

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Ebuka O. Samuel is a technical writer at 3rd Planet Techies Media. He's a tech enthusiast, Android gadgets freak, consumer electronics tweakstar, and a lover of wearable techs.

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