Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Google Chrome is the most popular web browser for desktops and smartphones. It is available for all major desktop OS and promises a good web browsing experience. The web browser has lots of features and also supports extensions to add more features for improved productivity. The browser also supports keyboard shortcuts to perform different tasks quickly and access different features without using a mouse. Keyboard shortcuts save a lot of time. So, it is recommended to learn some important keyboard shortcuts for frequent tasks. For example, opening a new tab, jumping from one tab to another, closing the current tab, show bookmark, deleting cookies, accessing history, and more. In this article, I am listing a list of Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts.

Also see: Google Drive Keyboard shortcuts

Windows and Linux

Have a look at the table to learn Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux.

Tab and window shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open a new windowCtrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeCtrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to itCtrl + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closedCtrl + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tabCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn
Jump to the previous open tabCtrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp
Jump to a specific tabCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Jump to the rightmost tabCtrl + 9
Open your home page in the current tabAlt + Home
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + Left arrow
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + Right arrow
Close the current tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space then n
Maximize the current windowAlt + Space then x
Quit Google ChromeAlt + f then x
Move tabs right or left with keyboard focusCtrl + Right arrow or Ctrl + Left arrow

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open the Chrome menuAlt + f or Alt + e
Show or hide the Bookmarks barCtrl + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks ManagerCtrl + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tabCtrl + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tabCtrl + j
Open the Chrome Task ManagerShift + Esc
Set focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbarShift + Alt + t
Set focus on the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbarF10 
Switch focus to unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbarsF6
Open the Find Bar to search the current pageCtrl + f or F3
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + Shift + g
Open Developer ToolsCtrl + Shift + j or F12
Open the Clear Browsing Data optionsCtrl + Shift + Delete
Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tabF1
Log in a different user or browse as a GuestCtrl + Shift + m
Open a feedback formAlt + Shift + i
Turn on caret browsingF7
Skip to web contentsCtrl + F6
Focus on inactive dialogsAlt + Shift + a

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

ActionShortcut
Search with your default search engineType a search term Enter
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tabType a site name + Ctrl + Enter
Open a new tab and perform a Google searchType a search term Alt + Enter
Jump to the address barCtrl + l or Alt + d or F6
Search from anywhere on the pageCtrl + k or Ctrl + e
Remove predictions from your address barDown arrow to highlight + Shift + Delete
Move cursor to the address barControl + F5

Webpage shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open options to print the current pageCtrl + p
Open options to save the current pageCtrl + s
Reload the current pageF5 or Ctrl + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached contentShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEsc
Browse clickable items moving forwardTab
Browse clickable items moving backwardShift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in ChromeCtrl + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current pageCtrl + u
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkCtrl + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folderCtrl + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or offF11
Make everything on the page biggerCtrl and +
Make everything on the page smallerCtrl and –
Return everything on the page to default sizeCtrl + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a timeSpace or PgDn
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a timeShift + Space or PgUp
Go to the top of the pageHome
Go to the bottom of the pageEnd
Scroll horizontally on the pageShift + Scroll your mousewheel
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the next wordCtrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Backspace
Open the Home page in the current tabAlt + Home
Reset page zoom levelCtrl + 0

Mac

If you are a macOS user, have a look at the keyboard shortcuts for macOS. In macOS, most keyboard shortcuts are the same but they use Command in place of Control.

Tab and window shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open a new window⌘ + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode⌘ + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it⌘ + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed⌘ + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab⌘ + Option + Right arrow
Jump to the previous open tab⌘ + Option + Left arrow
Jump to a specific tab⌘ + 1 through ⌘ + 8
Jump to the last tab⌘ + 9
Open the previous page in your browsing history for the current tab⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left arrow
Open the next page in your browsing history for the current tab⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right arrow
Close the current tab or pop-up⌘ + w
Close the current window⌘ + Shift + w
Minimize the window⌘ + m
Hide Google Chrome⌘ + h
Quit Google Chrome⌘ + q
Move tabs right or left with keyboard focusYou can turn on Keyboard focus in the “Keyboard” section of your Mac’s System Preferences. + Right arrow or  + Left arrow

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Show or hide the Bookmarks Bar⌘ + Shift + b
Open the Bookmark Manager⌘ + Option + b
Open the Settings page in a new tab⌘ + ,
Open the History page in a new tab⌘ + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab⌘ + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page⌘ + f
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search⌘ + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search⌘ + Shift + g
When Find Bar is open, search for selected text⌘ + e
Open Developer Tools⌘ + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data options⌘ + Shift + Delete
Log in as a different user, browse as a Guest, or access payment and password info⌘ + Shift + m
Jump to the main menu barControl + F2
Cycle focus to unfocused dialog (if showing) and all toolbars⌘ + Option + Up arrow or Down arrow
Open a feedback form⌘ + Option + Shift + i
Turn on caret browsingF7
Focus on inactive dialogs⌘ + Option + Shift + a

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

ActionShortcut
Search with your default search engineType a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engineType a search engine name and press Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in the current tabType a site name + Control + Enter
Add www. and .com to a site name, and open it in a new tabType a site name + Control + Shift + Enter
Open the website in a new background tabType a web address + ⌘ + Enter
Jump to the address bar⌘ + l
Remove predictions from your address barDown arrow to highlight + Shift + fn + DeleteForward Delete or fn-Delete on a laptop
Move cursor to the address barControl + F5

Webpage shortcuts

ActionShortcut
Open options to print the current page⌘ + p
Open options to save the current page⌘ + s
Open the Page Setup dialog⌘ + Option + p
Reload your current page, ignoring cached content⌘ + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEsc
Browse clickable items moving forwardTab
Browse clickable items moving backwardShift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome⌘ + o + Select a file
Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page⌘ + Option + u
Open the JavaScript Console⌘ + Option + j
Save your current webpage as a bookmark⌘ + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder⌘ + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off⌘ + Ctrl + f
Make everything on the page bigger⌘ and +
Make everything on the page smaller⌘ and –
Return everything on the page to the default size⌘ + 0
Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a timeSpace
Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a timeShift + Space
Search the web⌘ + Option + f
Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text fieldOption + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text fieldOption + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldOption + Delete
Open your home page in the current tab⌘ + Shift + h
Reset page zoom levelCommand + 0

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