Google Chromebook shortcut keys

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys used on a Google Chromebook. For additional shortcuts that work in both Chrome and on a Chromebook, see our Google Chrome shortcut keys page.


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


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 through Alt+8 Activates apps 1-8 on your 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 and + or - Change the screen resolution.
Ctrl+Shift and 0 Set the screen resolution back to default.
Ctrl+Shift and Reload Rotate the screen 90 degrees.
F1-F12 Search + 1 to Search + = key.
Page up Alt or Search and up arrow.
Page down Alt or Search 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+Right Arrow Select the next word.
Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow Select the previous word.
Shift+Search + Right Arrow Select text until the end of the line.
Shift+Search + Left Arrow Select text until the end of the previous line.
Ctrl+Backspace Delete the previous word.
Alt+Backspace Forward delete.
Ctrl+Right Arrow Move cursor one word to the right.
Ctrl+Left Arrow Move cursor one word to the left.
Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow Go to the top of the page.
Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow Go to the bottom of the page.
Ctrl+Search + Right Arrow Go to the end of a document.
Ctrl+Search + 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.


Paste text currently in clipboard.
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste text as plain text
Ctrl+X Cut text from document and copy to clipboard.
Ctrl+Z Undo last action.
Ctrl+W Closes the currently selected tab.