Google Chromebook shortcut keys

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

ChromeBelow 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.

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

Tip: 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 + =
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 Past 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.