Google Chrome shortcuts keyboard we going to checkout in this article. To maximize your chrome browser experience. Keyboard shortcuts that can be used with Windows, MacOS and Linux and Chrome OS to increase your workflow and productivity.

Most of which can also be used with other chromium based browser like Valde, Brave, Microsoft Edge and Opera. Want to know more about Chrome Extensions free and very useful for chrome user.


Google Chrome Shortcuts

New Tab Shortcut Chrome

We’ll begin with the absolute basics first to open a new tab shortcut chrome. Instead of dragging your cursor all the way to the top and clicking on the plus. Shortcut for new tab, hold down (Ctrl + T) key at the same time.

If you’re on a Mac, there is no control key for most of these you’ll need to use the command key in place of control. So for hold down (Command + T) key to open a new tab.

Shortcut To Close A Tab

On the flip side to close any active tab instead of click the tiny “X” on the right side of the tab. Hold down (Ctrl + W) key to close the active windows.

On Mac to do this hold down (Command + W) key.

Chrome – Go to Next/Previous Tabs

If you’re someone that tends to keep a bunch of tabs open at the same time of using your mouse to check each open tab. Use (Ctrl + Tab) key to move the next tab in order from left to right. To go in reverse order from right to left hold (Ctrl + Shift + Tab) keys.

On Mac hold down the (Command + Option) keys along with right arrow to cycle to the next tab. On Mac hold down the (Command + Option) keys plus left arrow to move to the left.

Chrome – Open Home Page

How to quickly open your chrome home page without opening a new tab for Windows and Linux. Hold down (Alt + Home) buttons. On Mac you would press (Command + Shift + H) keys. At this time there’s no shortcuts to do this we know of on Chromebooks Chrome OS.

Chrome – Reopen Last Closed Tab

Earlier we saw how to close an active tab by either using (Ctrl + W) keys for Windows for Mac (Command + W) keys. Now we will see how to reopen any tab might have accidentally closed on your keyboard.

Hold down (Ctrl + Shift + T) keys to bring back your most recently closed tab. On MacOS that would be (Command + Shift + T) keys.

Chrome – Close Entire Chrome Window

If you’ve decided that you’re done surfing the net to close out the windows. You could click on the “X” in the upper right or to give your mouse a break.

Press (Ctrl + Shift + W) keys to close the entire window in Windows Google Chrome. On Mac the shortcut is (Command + Shift + W) keys and that will close out the entire window.

Chrome – Jump to OmniBox – Search / Address Box

Instead of dragging the cursor all the way to the Omni-box to do a search or enter URL do this instead. Use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + I) keys to instantly go to the Omni-box.

On Mac hold down (Command + I) keys here you can do a search or enter an address without ever touching your mouse.

Chrome – Zoom in and Zoom out

If you ever find the content on any web page to be too small or too large you could go to the menu in the upper right go down to zoom. And click the (+ sign) to make the text larger or if you find the text too large click the (- sign) to make it smaller.

An easier way to zoom in and out is to hold down the (Ctrl and + key) to zoom into page to make the text bigger. And to reduce the size of the content press (Ctrl and – key).

On Mac you’ll use (Command and + key) to zoom in and for zoom out press (Command and – key).

Chrome – Refresh / Hard Refresh Page

If you ever find that a web page did not load properly doing a refresh of that page most of the time will fix the issue. By clicking on the reload icon to the left of the Omni-box. The shortcut to do this without using your mouse is (Ctrl + R) keys.

In MacOS (Command + R) keys. On Mac sometimes the cache in the browser is the cause of the problem. To load the web page directly from the web server without the cached content press (Ctrl + Shift + R) keys for Windows.

This is known as hard refresh on Mac hold down (Command + Shift + R) keys to do a hard refresh page.

Chrome – Search Web Page

One of the most useful keyboard shortcuts is the ability to search within a web page to find a keyword or keywords. To do this hold down (Ctrl + F) keys and for Mac (Command + F) keys.

Type your keyword and search the word you looking for in webpage. It will take you instant of that keyword on the page.

Chrome – Save Web Page

If you ever need to save the current webpage to your computer hold down (Ctrl + S) keys on Mac that would be (Command + S) keys. Then hit enter on your keyboard to save it.

Chrome – Print Web Page

To print out the current webpage that’s quite simple as well press (Ctrl + P) keys on Mac press (Command + P) keys. You could hit the enter key to print immediately or to make any changes use the tab key to highlight the various settings.

Use the enter key to open any drop down menus and use the up or down arrow keys to navigate.

Chrome – Show / Hide Bookmark Bar

Let’s quickly go through a few of the shortcuts regarding bookmarks. If you have your bookmark bar disabled. While on a website opening a new tab will display your bookmarks at the top below the Omni-box.

To show your bookmark on the current tab hold down (Ctrl + Shift + B) keys for windows. On Mac press the (Command + Shift + B) keys. To hide your shortcuts again use the same keyboard shortcut and they’ll disappear.

Chrome – Open Bookmarks Manager

To bring up the bookmark manager on chrome to create or delete bookmarks and bookmarks folder. Hold down (Ctrl + Shift + O) keys for windows. On Mac to open it press (Command + Shift + O) keys.

This will open up in a new tab. Some of the other chromium based browsers open the bookmarks manager differently. For example, the new chromium based Microsoft edge that same keyboard shortcut keys (Ctrl + Shift + O) & (Command + Shift + O).

Opens the bookmarks manager in the same tab is better.

Chrome – Bookmark Current Page

To create a bookmark of the current web page. Instead of dragging your cursor to the right of the Omni-box and click on the star to bookmark it. Do this instead hold down (Ctrl + D) keys to bookmark it on windows. On Mac that would be (Command + D) keys.

After that you can edit the name of the bookmark and choose the folder.

Chrome – Open Incognito Mode

If you want to use the not as private as many people think it is incognito mode hold down the (Ctrl + Shift + N) keys for Windows. A reminder to those of you that visit shady websites incognito mode is not completely private.

It’s best used in the situation where you share a computer with your family or others to hide your browsing history and data entered in forms. To go back to the normal mode, hold down (Ctrl + Shift + W) keys. On Mac (Command + Shift + W) keys.

Chrome – Clear Browsing History

In addition, if you share a computer at home or work or use a computer at a public location like a library to ensure your privacy. It’s best to clear the browsing history data to do this hold down (Ctrl + Shift + Delete) keys on Mac (Command + Shift + Delete) keys.

To be on safe side set the time range to “All Time” and check all the options you’re concerned about regarding your privacy.

Chrome – Open Chrome Settings

To open the settings page for chrome for all except Mac there is no direct shortcut that will take you to the settings. But here’s a work around hold down the (Alt + E) keys when the menu opens press “S” key.

On Mac you can completely bypass the menu by pressing the (Command + Comma) keys.

Chrome – Switch User Profile

If you use multiple profiles in chrome for home or work or use a different profile for each of your personalities. Hold down (Ctrl + Shift + M) keys for Windows. On Mac (Command + Shift + M) keys.

Use your arrow key to navigate to your other profiles and hit the enter key to select the profile you want to use.

Chrome – Open Download Page.

To quickly open the downloads page too see what files you’ve downloaded while using chrome. Press the (Ctrl + J) keys on Mac you have to press an extra key so hold down (Command + Shift + J).

This might be easier for some of you than going through your folders on your drives to find your files.

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