Google ChromeOS keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
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Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys used on the ChromeOS operating system. For additional shortcuts that work in both Chrome and ChromeOS, see our Google Chrome shortcut keys page.


Pressing Ctrl+Alt+/ shows an interactive menu with every shortcut key combination available on a ChromeOS computer.


See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for other shortcut keys used with other operating systems.

Shortcut keys Description
Ctrl+Shift+Q (twice) Sign out of your Google account.
Ctrl+Shift+L Lock your computer's screen.
Alt+1 - Alt+8 Activates apps 1-8 on the shelf.
Alt+9 Activates the last app on the shelf.
Alt+Shift+M Open the files app.
Alt+Shift+S Open the status menu.
Ctrl+Alt+Z Toggle ChromeVox on or off.
Ctrl+Shift++ or Ctrl+Shift+- Change the screen resolution.
Ctrl+Shift+0 Set the screen resolution back to default.
Ctrl+Shift+Reload button Rotate the screen 90 degrees.
F1-F12 Launcher + 1 to Launcher + = key.
Page Up Alt or Launcher and up arrow.
Page Down Alt or Launcher and down arrow.
Ctrl+Window switcher key 1 or Ctrl+F5 Take a screenshot of the current page.
Ctrl+Shift+Window switcher key 2 or Ctrl+Shift+F5 Take a partial screenshot of the current page.
Ctrl+Shift+ Select the word to the right.
Ctrl+Shift+ Select the word to the left.
Shift+Launcher+Right Arrow Select text until the end of the line.
Shift+Launcher+Left Arrow Select text until the end of the previous line.
Ctrl+Backspace Delete the word to the left of the cursor.
Alt+Backspace Delete the word to the right of the cursor.
Ctrl+ Move cursor one word to the right.
Ctrl+ Move cursor one word to the left.
Ctrl+Alt+up Go to the top of the page.
Ctrl+Alt+down Go to the bottom of the page.
Ctrl+Launcher+Right Arrow Go to the end of a document.
Ctrl+Launcher+Left Arrow Go to the beginning of a document.
Ctrl+A Select everything on a page.
Ctrl+C Copy selected text to clipboard.
Ctrl+L Select everything in the address bar.
Ctrl+V Paste text currently in clipboard.
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste text as plain text.
Ctrl+W Closes the currently selected tab.
Ctrl+X Cut text from document and copy to clipboard.
Ctrl+Z Undo last action.