Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
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Below lists of all the major keyboard shortcuts associated with the Google Chrome Internet browser. That is to say, each shortcut in the following section performs a specific task when used with a Chrome browser window active. See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for information about other programs or universal shortcuts.


If you are using Chrome on a Mac computer, use Command instead of Ctrl where applicable.


We also have a full list of shortcuts specific to Chromebooks on our Chromebook keyboard shortcuts page.

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt+Home Open your homepage.
Alt+ Back a page.
Alt+ Forward a page.
Alt+ Display all previous text entered in a text box and available options on a drop-down menu.
F11 Display the current website in full-screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Esc Stop loading the page or a download from loading.
Ctrl+- Zoom out of a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl++ Zoom in on a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl+0 Reset browser zoom to default.
Ctrl+1 - Ctrl+8 Pressing Ctrl and any number 1 through 8 moves to the corresponding tab in your tab bar.
Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab.
Ctrl+Enter This combination is used to quickly complete an address. For example, type "computerhope" in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to get
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Open the Clear browsing data window to quickly clear private data.
Ctrl+Shift+A Search open tabs.
Ctrl+Shift+B Toggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown.
Shift+Esc Opens the Google Chrome Task Manager.
Ctrl+A Select everything on a page.
Ctrl+D Add a bookmark for the page currently opened.
Ctrl+F Open the "find" bar to search text on the current page.
Ctrl+O Open a file in the browser.
Ctrl+Shift+O Open the Bookmark manager.
Ctrl+H Open browser history in a new tab.
Ctrl+J Display the downloads window.
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E Moves your text cursor to the omnibox so that you can begin typing your search query and perform a Google search.
Ctrl+L, Alt+D Move the cursor to the browser address bar and highlight everything in it.
Ctrl+N Open New browser window.
Ctrl+Shift+N Open a new window in incognito (private) mode.
Ctrl+P Print the current page or frame.
Ctrl+R or F5 Refresh the current page or frame.
Ctrl+S Opens the Save As window to save the current page.
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab.
Ctrl+U View a web page's source code.
Ctrl+W Closes the current tab.
Ctrl+Shift+W Closes the currently active window.
Ctrl+Shift+T This combination reopens the last tab you've closed. If you've closed multiple tabs, press this keyboard shortcut multiple times to restore each of the closed tabs.
Ctrl+Tab Moves through each of the open tabs (left to right). Doing Ctrl+Shift+Tab reverses the direction (right to left).
Ctrl+Left-click Open a link in a new tab in the background.
Ctrl+Shift+Left-click Open a link in a new tab and switch to the new tab.
Ctrl+PgDn Open the browser tab to the right.
Ctrl+PgUp Open the browser tab to the left.
Spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
Shift+spacebar Moves up a page at a time.
Alt+Shift+B Opens the browser bookmarks bar.
Alt+Shift+I Open the Chrome feedback window.
Home Go to the top of the page.
End Go to the bottom of the page.
F10 Selects the kebab menu. Once selected, press Enter or the down arrow to access the items in the menu.