Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux


To use any software like pro one needs to be well versed in the keyboard shortcuts. Chrome is no different. Using Chrome keyboard shortcuts is one of the ways to make Google chrome faster.

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux

We have used keyboard shorcuts for Windows and other operating systems but often ignore the importance of shortcuts for browsers and other software. Keyboard shortcuts increase the productivity of the user manifolds. Using Chrome through keyboard shortcuts not only makes chrome swift but also increases the speed of doing any work multiple times as they save a lot of time that we spend in mouse clicks while accomplishing small tasks.

Here is an exhaustive list of Google chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux that one will ever have to use. 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 windowCtrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeCtrl + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to itCtrl + t
Reopen the last closed tab, and jump to itCtrl + 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 last 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 all open tabs and the browserCtrl + Shift + w
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space + n
Maximize the current windowAlt + Space + x
Close the current windowAlt + F4
Quit Google ChromeCtrl + Shift + q

 

 

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for different features :

ActionShortcut
Open the Chrome menuAlt + f or Alt + e or F10
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
Switch focus forward between the Address bar, Bookmarks bar (if showing), and page contentF6
Switch focus backward between the Address bar, Bookmarks bar (if showing), and page contentShift + F6
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

 

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for 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 + 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

 

 

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts for Webpage :

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 front of the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Left arrow
Move your cursor to the front of the next word in a text fieldCtrl + Right arrow
Delete the previous word in a text fieldCtrl + Backspace
Move focus to a notificationAlt + n
Allow within a notificationAlt + Shift + a
Deny within a notificationAlt + Shift + d
Open the Home page in the current tabAlt + Home

 

 

Google Chrome Keyboard shortcuts while using 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 tabCtrl + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to itCtrl + 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 linkAlt + Click a link
Display your browsing historyRight-click Back  or Next , or click & hold Back  or Next
Switch between maximized and windowed modesDouble-click a blank area of the tab strip
Make everything on the page biggerCtrl + Scroll your mousewheel up
Make everything on the page smallerCtrl + Scroll your mousewheel down

 

Wrapping up :

Gettting used to keyboard shortcuts for any piece of software requires some practice. Just give some time to these shortcuts and practice them over and over again. Initially you might have to consult the list but eventually these shortcuts will become a part of your working 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.