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Keyboard Shortcuts - Google Chrome for Windows

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Keyboard Shortcuts - Google Chrome for Windows

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Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that can be used in Google Chrome for Windows. These shortcuts can be utilized for a variety of purposes, ranging from opening Chrome's internal Task Manager to sending the active Web page to your printer.

  • CTRL + N: Open a new window

  • CTRL + <Link>: Open a link in a new tab

  • CTRL + SHIFT + N: Open a new window in Incognito Mode

  • SHIFT + <Link>: Open a link in a new window

  • CTRL + T: Open a new tab

  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Reopen the last tab that you closed

  • ALT + F4: Close current window

  • CTRL + 1: Switch to the tab in position 1 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 2: Switch to the tab in position 2 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 3: Switch to the tab in position 3 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 4: Switch to the tab in position 4 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 5: Switch to the tab in position 5 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 6: Switch to the tab in position 6 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 7: Switch to the tab in position 7 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 8: Switch to the tab in position 8 on the tab strip

  • CTRL + 9: Switch to the last tab on the tab strip

  • CTRL + TAB: Switch to the next tab

  • CTRL + PAGE DOWN: Switch to the next tab

  • CTRL + SHIFT + TAB: Switch to the previous tab

  • CTRL + PAGE UP: Switch to the previous tab

  • CTRL + W: Close current tab or pop-up window

  • CTRL + F4: Close current tab or pop-up window

  • ALT + HOME: Open your home page

  • CTRL + O: Open a file in the browser

  • CTRL + H: View Browsing History

  • CTRL + B: Toggle bookmarks display

  • CTRL + J: View Downloads

  • SHIFT + ESC: View Chrome's internal Task Manager

  • CTRL + P: Print the current page

  • F5: Reload the current page

  • ESC: Stop the current page from loading

  • CTRL + F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache

  • SHIFT + F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache

  • ALT + <Link>: Download link

  • CTRL + F: Open the 'Find in page' dialog box

  • CTRL + G: Find the next match from 'Find in page' box

  • F3: Find the next match from 'Find in page' box

  • CTRL + SHIFT + G: Find the previous match from 'Find in page' box

  • SHIFT + F3: Find the previous match from 'Find in page' box

  • CTRL + U: View source code of the current page

  • CTRL + D: Bookmark the current page

  • CTRL + PLUS: Make text larger

  • CTRL + MINUS: Make text smaller

  • CTRL + 0: Return to default text size

  • BACKSPACE or ALT + LEFT ARROW: Advance to the previous page in your browsing history (for the current tab)

  • SHIFT + BACKSPACE or ALT + RIGHT ARROW: Advance to the next page in your browsing history (for the current tab)

  • ALT + E or ALT + F: Open Chrome's "wrench", or tools, menu

  • CTRL + SHIFT + B: Activate or disable the Bookmarks Bar.

  • F6 or SHIFT + F6: Advance through active components on the current page, or through items in Chrome's Address bar, Bookmarks bar, or Downloads bar.

  • CTRL + SHIFT + J: Open Chrome's JavaScript Console.

  • CTRL + SHIFT + I: Open Chrome's Developer Tools interface.

  • F1: Open Chrome's Help Center in a new tab or window.

  • CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE: Open the Clear Browsing Data window.

  • CTRL + ENTER: Automatically add www. (at the beginning) and .com (at the end) of the text currently residing in the Address (or URL) bar

  • CTRL + BACKSPACE: Remove whatever key term precedes the active cursor in the Address (or URL) bar

  • CTRL + L or ALT + D: Highlight the full URL in the Address bar

  • CTRL + K or CTRL + E: Enters a question mark in the Address bar. Typing a keyword or keywords following this question mark will submit the search term to your default engine.

  • CTRL + S: Save the current page to your hard drive

  • CTRL + C: Copy selected text or images to the Clipboard

  • CTRL + V or SHIFT + INSERT: Paste the current contents of the Clipboard, preserving original formatting

  • CTRL + SHIFT + V: Paste the current contents of the Clipboard without original formatting

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