Google Chrome shortcut keys

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

ChromeBelow 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.