Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

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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 + PgDown
Ctrl + Tab,
Ctrl + PgDown
Ctrl + Tab,
Ctrl + PgDown
Goes 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 + PgUp
Ctrl + Shift + Tab,
Ctrl + PgUp
Ctrl + Shift + Tab,
Ctrl + PgUp
Goes to the previous tab
Ctrl + W,
Ctrl + F4
Ctrl + W,
Ctrl + F4
Cmd + WThis closes the current tab or pop up window
Press Alt and the left arrow together.Press Alt and the left arrow together.Cmd + [Goes to the tab’s previous page in browsing history
Press Alt and the right arrow together.Press Alt and the right arrow together.Press Cmd + right arrow or Cmd + ]Goes to the tab’s next page in browsing history
Alt + FAlt + FCmd + , (comma)opens the Chome or Tools menu, where most Chrome settings can be accessed and changed.
Ctrl + HCtrl + HCmd + YOpens the History page
Ctrl + JCtrl + JCmd + Shift + JOpens the Downloads page
Ctrl + Shift + BCtrl + Shift + BCmd + Shift + BShows/hides the bookmark bar
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteCtrl + Shift + DeleteCmd + 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 + LCmd + LHighlights the URL in the address bar
Ctrl + DCtrl + DCmd + DSaves the current page as a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + DCtrl + Shift + DCmd + 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 Cmd + 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.Cmd + , (comma)Opens Preferences from the Chrome menu
N.A.N.A.Cmd + Option + JOpens the JavaScript Console.
N.A.N.A.Cmd + :Opens the Spelling and Grammar dialog.
N.A.N.A.Cmd + ZReverts your last action.