Useful Chrome shortcuts

chrome shortcutsGoogle chrome is one of the most popular web-browsers all over the world. In 2015 its percentage reaches the mark of 64% of browsers usage according to W3C statistics.


It is very important to be efficient while interacting with browser. Especially when Chrome is closely related with your work. We represent you a list of useful Chrome shortcuts that will really save your time.

It is extremely important to minimize transitions between keyboard and mouse. This will improve the ergonomy. When you can do a lot of things using keyboard you save your time for switching to mouse and manipulating it.

Working with tabs

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + N Open a new window
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + click on the link (or clicking on it with the wheel) Open the link in new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopen recently closed tab
Ctrl + 1 Ctrl + 8 Switching between 1st and 8th tab
Ctrl + 9 Switching to last tab
Backspace Switching to previous page in this tab
Ctrl + Tab Switch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch to the previous tab

Chrome functions shortcuts

Ctrl + H Open History page
Ctrl + J Open Downloads page
Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
Ctrl + Shift + Del Open Clean History page
Ctrl + Shift + M Switching between Chrome accounts
F6 Switching between elements that can interact with keyboard (address bar, bookmarks, main content window, downloads panel)

Address bar hot keys

Ctrl + L / Alt + D Switching to address bar
Ctrl + Enter Adding “www” and “.com” for a key phrase
Selecting the URL or search query in the dropdown list and pressing Shift + Delete Delete this record from history

Page hot keys

F5 / Ctrl + R Page refresh
Ctrl + D Save current page as a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + D Save all pages in a new folder in the bookmarks
Ctrl and + / Ctrl and Zooming +/-
Ctrl + 0 Switching to a normal scale
Space Scrolling down the content

You may be also interested in our guide for improvement typing skills.

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