Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts & Cheatsheet

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:

Windows Linux Mac Function
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 + W This 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 + F Alt + F Cmd + , (comma) opens the Chome or Tools menu, where most Chrome settings can be accessed and changed.
Ctrl + H Ctrl + H Cmd + Y Opens the History page
Ctrl + J Ctrl + J Cmd + Shift + J Opens the Downloads page
Ctrl + Shift + B Ctrl + Shift + B Cmd + Shift + B Shows/hides the bookmark bar
Ctrl + Shift + Delete Ctrl + Shift + Delete Cmd + Shift + Delete Opens 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 + D Ctrl + L Cmd + L Highlights the URL in the address bar
Ctrl + D Ctrl + D Cmd + D Saves the current page as a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + D Ctrl + Shift + D Cmd + Shift + D Saves 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 + J Opens the JavaScript Console.
N.A. N.A. Cmd + : Opens the Spelling and Grammar dialog.
N.A. N.A. Cmd + Z Reverts your last action.

Credit: Mahesh Makvana

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