Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Mac


To use any software professionally one should be well versed in the keyboard shortcuts of that software. Same goes with Google Chrome. By using Chrome keyboard shortcuts one can make Google chrome faster.

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Mac

We have used keyboard shorcuts for Windows and other operating systems but often  a lot of users ignore the importance of keyboard  shortcuts for other software including browsers. Using keyboard shortcuts of Chrome not only makes chrome smooth but also increases the speed of doing any work as they save a lot of time that we spend in mouse clicks.

We have already seen Google chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux. Here is an exhaustive list of Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Mac. The list is seggregated in different sections so that it becomes easier to remember to shortcuts.

Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Tab and window -

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 the last closed tab, and jump to it? + 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
Closes the current tab or pop-up? + w
Closes the current window? + Shift + w
Minimize the window? + m
Hide Google Chrome? + h
Quit Google Chrome? + q

 

Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for different features

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 or browse as a Guest? + Shift + m

 

Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Address bar -

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 + 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 + Delete

Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Webpage

ActionShortcut
Open options to print the current page? + p
Open options to save the current page? + s
Open the Page Setup dialog? + Option + p
Email your current page? + Shift + i
Reload your current page? + r
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 front 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

 

 

Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Mouse

The following shortcuts require you to use your mouse:

ActionShortcut
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only)Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in new background tab? + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it? + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only)Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new windowShift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only)Drag the tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only)Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original positionPress Esc while dragging
Save the current webpage as a bookmarkDrag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar
Download the target of a linkOption + Click a link
Display your browsing historyRight-click Back  or Next , or click & hold Back  or Next
Increase the window to full heightDouble-click a blank area of the tab strip

Wrapping up :

Gettting used to keyboard shortcuts for any software requires some practice. Just dedicate some time to the keyboard shortcuts listed above and practice them over and over again. In the beginning you might have to consult the list again and again but slowly these shortcuts will become a part of your habits and then you'll feel a huge difference in the way you work with chrome. Here are some more tips that will help you use Google chrome in a better way - Search within any site directly from Chrome, Manage search engines in Chrome, Turn on Page prefetch in Chrome.