Windows and Linux

Tab and window shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Opens a new window.Ctrl+N
Opens a new tab.Ctrl+T
Opens a new window in incognito mode.Ctrl+Shift+N
Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.Press Ctrl+O , then select file.
Opens the link in a new tab in the background.Press Ctrl and click a link.
Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab.Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link.
Opens the link in a new window.Press Shift and click a link.
Reopens the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.Ctrl+Shift+T
Opens the link in the tab.Drag a link to a tab.
Opens the link in a new tab.Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip.
Opens the tab in a new window.Drag a tab out of the tab strip.
Opens the tab in the existing window.Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window.
Returns the tab to its original position.Press Esc while dragging a tab.
Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip.Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8.
Switches to the last tab.Ctrl+9
Displays your browsing history in the tab.Right-click, or click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.
Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.Press Backspace , or Alt and the left arrow together.
Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.Press Shift+Backspace , or Alt and the right arrow together.
Maximizes or minimizes the window.Double-click the blank area on the tab strip.

 

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Opens the Chrome menu which lets you customize and control settings in Google Chrome.Alt+F or Alt+E or F10
Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.Ctrl+Shift+B
Opens the History page.Ctrl+H
Opens the Downloads page.Ctrl+J
Opens the Task Manager.Shift+Esc
Sets focus on the first tool in the browser toolbar. You can then use the following shortcuts to move around in the toolbar:
  • Press Tab, Shift+Tab, Home, End, right arrow, and left arrow to move focus to different items in the toolbar.
  • Press Space or Enter to activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions.
  • Press Shift+F10 to bring up any associated context menu (e.g. browsing history for the Back button).
  • Press Esc to return focus from the toolbar back to the page.
Shift+Alt+T
Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:
  • Highlights the URL in the address bar
  • Bookmarks bar (if visible)
  • The main web content (including any infobars)
  • Downloads bar (if visible)
F6 or Shift+F6
Opens Developer Tools.Ctrl+Shift+J
Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog.Ctrl+Shift+Delete
Opens the Help Center in a new tab (our favorite).F1
Switch between multiple users.Ctrl+Shift+M

 

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

To do thisPress this
Performs a search using your default search engine.Type a search term, then press Enter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.Type a search engine keyword, press Space, type a search term, and press Enter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.Begin typing a search engine URL, press Tab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter.
Adds wwwand .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.Ctrl+Enter.
Opens the URL in a new tab.Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.
Highlights the URL.Ctrl+L or Alt+D
Places a ‘?’ in the address bar. Type a search term after the question mark to perform a search using your default search engine.Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E
Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar.Press Ctrl and the left arrow together.
Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar.Press Ctrl and the right arrow together.
Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar.Ctrl+Backspace
Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible.Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then pressShift+Delete .
Selects the first or last entry in the drop-down menu.Press Page Up or Page Down when the address bar drop-down menu is visible.

 

Webpage shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Prints your current page.Ctrl+P
Saves your current page.Ctrl+S
Reloads your current page.F5 or Ctrl+R
Stops the loading of your current page.Esc
Opens the find bar.Ctrl+F
Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.Ctrl+G or F3
Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.Ctrl+Shift+G , Shift+F3 , or Shift+Enter
Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content.Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5
Downloads the target of the link.Press Alt and click a link
Opens the source of your current page.Ctrl+U
Saves the link as a bookmark.Drag a link to bookmarks bar.
Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.Ctrl+D
Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder.Ctrl+Shift+D
Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.F11
Enlarges everything on the page.Ctrl and + , or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel up.
Makes everything on the page smaller.Ctrl and – , or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel down.
Returns everything on the page to normal size.Ctrl+0
Scrolls down the web page.Space bar
Goes to the top of the page.Home
Goes to the bottom of the page.End
Scrolls horizontally on the page.Press Shift and scroll your mousewheel.

 

MacOS

Tab and window shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Opens a new window.⌘ +N
Opens a new tab.⌘+T
Opens a new window in incognito mode.⌘+Shift+N
Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.Press ⌘+O , then select a file.
Opens the link in a new tab in the background .Press ⌘ and click a link.
Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab.Press ⌘+Shift and click a link.
Opens the link in a new window.Press Shift and click a link.
Reopens the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.⌘+Shift+T
Opens the tab in a new window.Drag a tab out of the tab strip.
Opens the tab in the existing window.Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window.
Switches to the next tab.Press ⌘+Option and the right arrow together.
Switches to the previous tab.Press ⌘+Option and the left arrow together.
Closes the current tab or pop-up.⌘+W
Closes the current window.⌘+Shift+W
Displays your browsing history in the tab.Click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.
Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.Press Delete or ⌘+[
Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.Press Shift+Delete or ⌘+]
Maximizes the window.Press Shift while clicking the + button in the top left corner of the window.
Minimizes the window.⌘+M
Hides Google Chrome.⌘+H
Hides all other windows.⌘+Option+H
Closes Google Chrome.⌘+Q

 

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.⌘+Shift+B
Opens the bookmark manager.⌘+Option+B
Opens the Settings page.⌘+,
Opens the History page.⌘+Y
Opens the Downloads page.⌘+Shift+J
Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog.⌘+Shift+Delete
Switch between multiple users.⌘+Shift+M

 

Address bar shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Performs a search using your default search engine.Type a search term, then press Enter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.Type a search engine keyword, press Space , type a search term, and press Enter.
Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.Begin typing a search engine URL, press Tab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter.
Opens the URL in a new background tab.Type a URL, then press ⌘+Enter.
Highlights the URL.⌘+L
Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar.Press Option and the left arrow together.
Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar.Press Option and the right arrow together.
Highlights the preceding key term in the address bar.Press Shift+Option and the left arrow together.
Highlights the next key term in the address bar.Press Shift+Option and the right arrow together.
Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar.⌘+Delete
Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible.Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then press Shift-Fn-Delete.

 

Webpage shortcuts

To do thisPress this
Prints your current page.⌘+P
Opens the Page Setup dialog.⌘+Shift+P
Saves your current page.⌘+S
Emails your current page.⌘+Shift+I
Reloads your current page.⌘+R
Opens the find bar.⌘+F
Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.⌘+G
Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.⌘+Shift+G or Shift+Enter
Uses selection for find.⌘+E
Jumps to selection.⌘+J
Opens Developer Tools.⌘+Option+I
Opens the JavaScript Console.⌘+Option+J
Opens the source of your current page.⌘+Option+U
Downloads the target of the link.Press Option and click a link.
Saves the link as a bookmark.Drag a link to the bookmarks bar.
Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.⌘+D
Saves all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder.⌘+Shift+D
Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press ⌘-Shift-F again to exit full-screen.⌘+Shift+F
Enlarges everything on the page.⌘ + (+)
Makes everything on the page smaller.⌘ + (-)
Returns everything on the page to normal size.⌘+0
Opens your home page in your current tab.⌘+Shift+H
Scrolls down the web page.Space bar
Searches the web.⌘+Option+F
Updated March 13, 2017