Google Chrome shortcut keys

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope
Chrome

Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys used with the Google Chrome Internet browser. See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for shortcut keys used in other programs.

Tip: We also have a full list of shortcuts specific to Chromebooks on our Chromebook shortcut keys page.

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt+Home Open your homepage.
Alt+Tab Toggle between browser windows.
Alt+Left Arrow Back a page.
Alt+Right Arrow Forward a page.
F11 Display the current website in full-screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Esc Stop page or download from loading.
Ctrl+(- or +) Zoom in or out of a page, "-" will zoom out and "+" will zoom in.
Ctrl+1-8 Pressing Ctrl and any number 1 through 8 will move to the corresponding tab in your tab bar.
Ctrl+9 Switch to last tab.
Ctrl+0 Reset browser zoom to default.
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 https://www.computerhope.com.
Ctrl+Shift+Del Open the Clear Data window to quickly clear private data.
Ctrl+Shift+B Toggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown.
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 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 current page or frame
Ctrl+R or F5 Refresh the current page or frame.
Ctrl+S Saves the current page.
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab
Ctrl+U View a web page's source code
Ctrl+W Closes the currently selected tab.
Ctrl+Shift+W Closes the currently selected window.
Ctrl+Shift+T This combination reopens the last tab you've closed. If you've closed multiple tabs you can press this shortcut key multiple times to restore each of the closed tabs.
Ctrl+Tab Moves through each of the open tabs going to the right.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Moves through each of the open tabs going to the 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+Page Down Open the browser tab to the right.
Ctrl+Page Up Open the browser tab to the left.
Spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
Shift+Spacebar Moves up a page at a time.
Home Go to top of page.
End Go to bottom of page.
Alt+Down Arrow Display all previous text entered in a text box and available options on a drop-down menu.