Google Chrome OS shortcut keys

Updated: 03/13/2021 by Computer Hope
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Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys used on the Chrome OS operating system. For additional shortcuts that work in both Chrome and Chrome OS, see our Google Chrome shortcut keys page.


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