Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcut + Cheatsheet Download

If you’re a regular Chrome user, chances are you know your way around the program by using your keyboard. By now, you might hit “Ctrl + N” to open a new window or Ctrl+T to open a new tab, but there are dozens of other helpful keyboard shortcuts for Chrome that you might not know about.

For instance, holding down “Ctrl + Shift + T” (Windows and Linux) reopens the last tab you closed. Holding down Shift and then clicking on a link opens the link in the new window, while “Ctrl + Shift + link” opens it in a new tab.

Here are more navigation keyboard shortcuts for Chrome:

WindowsLinuxMacFunction
Ctrl + Tab, Ctrl + PgDownCtrl + Tab, Ctrl + PgDownCtrl + Tab, Ctrl + PgDownGoes to the next tab. If there's no tab, then it goes to the first tab from the left of the browser.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab, Ctrl + PgUpCtrl + Shift + Tab, Ctrl + PgUpCtrl + Shift + Tab, Ctrl + PgUpGoes to the previous tab
Ctrl + W, Ctrl + F4Ctrl + W, Ctrl + F4⌘ + WThis closes the current tab or pop up window
Press Backspace, or Alt and the left arrow together.Press Alt and the left arrow together.⌘ + [Goes to the tab's previous page in browsing history
Press Shift + Backspace, or Alt and the right arrow together.Press Alt and the right arrow together.Press Shift-Delete or ⌘ + ]Goes to the tab's next page in browsing history
Alt + FAlt + FN.A.opens the Chome or Tools menu, where most Chrome settings can be accessed and changed.
Ctrl + HCtrl + H⌘ + YOpens the History page
Ctrl + JCtrl + J⌘ + Shift + JOpens the Downloads page
Ctrl + Shift + BCtrl + Shift + B⌘ + Shift + BShows/hides the bookmark bar
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteCtrl + Shift + Delete⌘ + Shift + DeleteOpens the page for Clear Browsing Data
When browsing web pages, you can also do a lot with keyboard shortcuts. Below are some examples:
Ctrl + L or Alt + DCtrl + L⌘ + LHighlights the URL in the address bar
Ctrl + DCtrl + D⌘ + DSaves the current page as a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + DCtrl + Shift + D⌘ + Shift + DSaves all open pages in a new bookmark folder
Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.Type a URL, then press ⌘ + Enter.Opens a URL in a new tab in the background
If you have a Mac, there are certain shortcuts that are specific to the device. Here are some of them:
N.A.N.A.⌘ + Shift + IEmails your current page.
N.A.N.A.⌘ + ,Opens Preferences from the Chrome menu
N.A.N.A.⌘ + Option + JOpens the JavaScript Console.
N.A.N.A.⌘ + :Opens the Spelling and Grammar dialog.
N.A.N.A.⌘ + ;Checks your current page for spelling and grammar
N.A.N.A.⌘ + Shift + ZRepeats your last action.
N.A.N.A.⌘ + ZReverts your last action.

It takes a bit of practice (and this cheatsheet) to master these shortcuts, but it’s well worth it. Soon, you’ll find that you don’t always have to rely too much on your mouse. Doing stuff within Chrome by using only your keyboard is possible, and hopefully this article gives you a head start.

Can’t get enough of this? We have prepared a downloadable cheat sheet for you so you can access to it when you need it.

Download it here.