Useful Chrome Shortcuts For Windows And MacOS

In this article, we’ll explore a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome. These shortcuts will help you navigate faster, complete tasks more efficiently, and enhance your overall browsing experience.

Tabs and Windows

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Action Windows Mac
Open new window Control + N Command + N
Open new Incognito window Control + Shift + N Command + Shift + N
Open new tab Control + T Command + T
Reopen closed tabs Control + Shift + T Command + Shift + T
Next open tab Control + Tab / Control + Page Down Command + Option + →
Previous open tab Control + Shift + Tab / Control + Page Up Command + Option + ←
Jump to specific tab Control + 1 to Control + 8 Command + 1 to Command + 8
Jump to rightmost tab Control + 9 Command + 9
Open home page Alt + Home –
Previous page in history Alt + ← Command + [ / Command + ←
Next page in history Alt + → Command + ] / Command + →
Close current tab Control + W / Control + F4 Command + W
Close current window Control + Shift + W / Alt + F4 Command + Shift + W
Minimize window Alt + Space then N Command + M
Maximize window Alt + Space then X –
Quit Chrome Alt + F then X Command + Q
Move tabs Control + Shift + Page Up / Control + Shift + Page Down Control + Shift + Page Up / Control + Shift + Page Down

Address Bar

Action Windows Mac
Search with default search engine Type a search term + Enter
Search using a different search engine Type a search engine name + Tab
Add www. and .com to a site name (current tab) Type a site name + Control + Enter
Add www. and .com to a site name (new window) Type a site name + Control + Shift + Enter
Open a new tab and perform a Google search Type a search term + Alt + Enter –
Open website in a new background tab – Type a web address + Command + Enter
Jump to the address bar Control + L / Alt + D / F6 Command + L
Search from anywhere on the page Control + K / Control + E –
Remove predictions from address bar ↓ to highlight + Shift + Delete
Move cursor to the address bar Control + F5

Webpages

Action Windows Mac
Print Control + P Command + P
Save Control + S Command + S
Reload F5 / Control + R –
Force Reload Shift + F5 / Control + Shift + R Command + Shift + R
Stop Loading Escape
Next Clickable Tab
Previous Clickable Shift + Tab
Open File Control + O + Select File Command + O + Select File
View Source Control + U Command + Option + U
Bookmark Control + D Command + D
Bookmark All Tabs Control + Shift + D Command + Shift + D
Full-screen F11 Command + Control + F
Zoom In Control + + Command + +
Zoom Out Control + – Command + –
Reset Zoom Control + 0 Command + 0
Scroll Down Space / Page Down Space
Scroll Up Shift + Space / Page Up Shift + Space
Top of Page Home –
Bottom of Page End –
Scroll Horizontally Shift + Scroll Mousewheel –
Previous Word Control + ← Option + ←
Next Word Control + → Option + →
Delete Previous Word Control + Backspace Option + Delete
Open Home Alt + Home Command + Shift + H
New Email – Command + Shift + I
Page Setup – Command + Option + P
Open Console – Command + Option + J
Web Search – Command + Option + F

Mouse

Action Windows Mac
Open link (mouse) Drag link to tab
Open link in new background tab Control + Click link Command + Click link
Open link and jump to it Control + Shift + Click link Command + Shift + Click link
Open link, jump to it (mouse) Drag link to blank tab area
Open link in new window Shift + Click link
Open tab in new window (mouse) Drag tab out of tab strip
Move tab to current window (mouse) Drag tab into existing window
Return tab to original position Press Escape while dragging
Save webpage as bookmark Drag address to Bookmarks Bar
Scroll horizontally Shift + Scroll mousewheel –
Download link target Alt + Click link Option + Click link
Display browsing history Right-click Back or click & hold
Switch between maximized/windowed modes Double-click blank tab area
Make page bigger Control + Scroll mousewheel up –
Make page smaller Control + Scroll mousewheel down –
Increase window to full height – Double-click blank tab area

Other Shortcuts

Action Windows Mac
Open Menu Alt + F / Alt + E –
Toggle Bookmarks Bar Control + Shift + B Command + Shift + B
Open Bookmarks Manager Control + Shift + O Command + Option + B
Open History Control + H Command + Y
Open Downloads Control + J Command + Shift + J
Task Manager Shift + Escape –
Focus on First Toolbar Item Shift + Alt + T –
Focus on Rightmost Toolbar Item F10 –
Switch Focus F6 Command + Option + ↑ / ↓
Open Find Bar Control + F / F3 Command + F
Next Find Match Control + G Command + G
Previous Find Match Control + Shift + G Command + Shift + G
Open Dev Tools Control + Shift + J / F12 Command + Option + I
Clear Browsing Data Control + Shift + Delete Command + Shift + Delete
Open Help Center F1 –
Switch User Control + Shift + M Command + Shift + M
Open Feedback Form Alt + Shift + I Command + Option + Shift + I
Enable Caret Browsing F7 F7
Skip to Content Control + F6 –
Focus on Inactive Dialogs Alt + Shift + A Command + Option + Shift + A
Open Settings – Command + ,
Search Selected Text in Find Bar – Command + E
Jump to Main Menu – Control + F2

Happy learning!

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