Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

Chromebooks are designed to enable you to be more productive. Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for Chromebook to let you work faster and with less effort!

 

TAB AND WINDOW NAVIGATION

Ctrl+N – Open a new window

Ctrl+Shift+N – Open a new window in incognito mode

Ctrl+T – Open a new tab

Ctrl+O- Open a file in the browser

Ctrl+Shift+Q – Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS

Ctrl+W – Close the current tab

Ctrl+Shift+W – Close the current window

Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 – Go to the tab at the specified position in the window

Ctrl+9 – Go to the last tab in the window

Alt+1 through Alt+9 – Go to the window at the specified position

Alt+9 – Go to the last window open

Ctrl+Tab – Go to the next tab in the window

Ctrl+Shift+Tab- Go to the previous tab in the window

Alt+Tab – Go to the next window you have open

Alt+Shift+Tab – Go to the previous window you have open

Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar – See your browsing history for the tab

Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow – Go to previous page in your browsing history.

Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow – Go to the next page in your browsing history.

Press Ctrl and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background

Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link – Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab

Press Shift and click a link – Open the link in a new window

Drag a link to a tab – Open the link in the tab

Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip – Open the link in a new tab

Type a URL in the address bar, then press Alt+Enter – Open the URL in a new tab

Press Esc while dragging a tab – Return the tab to its original position

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PAGE SHORTCUTS

Press Alt and up arrow – Page up

Press Alt and down arrow – Page down

Space bar – Scroll down the web page

Press Ctrl+Alt and up arrow – Home

Press Ctrl+Alt and down arrow – End

Ctrl+P – Print your current page

Ctrl+S – Save your current page

Ctrl+R – Reload your current page

Ctrl+Shift+R – Reload your current page without using cached content

Ctrl and + – Zoom in on the page

Ctrl and - – Zoom out on the page

Ctrl+0 – Reset zoom level

Esc – Stop the loading of your current page

Press Alt and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background

Ctrl+D – Save your current webpage as a bookmark

Ctrl+Shift+D – Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder

Drag a link to bookmarks bar – Save the link as a bookmark

Ctrl+F – Open the find bar to search your current page

Ctrl+G or Enter – Go to the next match for your input in the find bar

Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+Enter – Go to the previous match for your input in the find bar

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E – Perform a search. Type a search term after the question mark in the address bar and press Enter.

Ctrl+Enter – Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL

Ctrl+  Take a screenshot of your current page

Ctrl+U – View page source

Ctrl+Shift+I – Toggle the display of the Developer Tools panel

Ctrl+Shift+J – Toggle the display of the DOM Inspector

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BROWSER SETTINGS AND NAVIGATION

Ctrl+Shift+B -Toggle the display of the bookmarks bar. Bookmarks appear on the New Tab page if the bar is hidden.

Ctrl+M – Open the file manager

Ctrl+H – Open the History page

Ctrl+J – Open the Downloads page

Shift+Esc – Open the Task Manager

Ctrl+Alt+/ – Open the list of available keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+? – Go to the Help Center

Ctrl+ – Configure monitor display

Shift+Alt+S – Place focus on the status area in the top-right corner of the screen. Use the actions listed for Shift+Alt+T to move the focus.

Shift+Alt+T –
Place focus on the browser toolbar
– Press Tab or the right arrow to focus on the next item in the toolbar
– Press Shift+Tab or the left arrow to focus on the previous item in the toolbar
– Press Ctrl+Alt and the up arrow to focus on the first item in the toolbar
– Press Ctrl+Alt and the down arrow to focus on the last item in the toolbar
– Press Space or Enter to activate buttons, including page actions and browser
actions
– Press Shift +  to open the context menu for the button (if available).
– Press Esc to return focus to the page

Ctrl +  or Ctrl + 

Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:
– Status bar containing the time, network icon, and battery icon in the upper-right corner of the screen
– Address bar
– Bookmarks bar (if visible)
– The main web content (including any infobars)
– Downloads bar (if visible)

Alt+Shift+B -Place focus on the bookmarks bar. Use the actions listed for

Shift+Alt+T – to move the focus.

Alt+E or Alt+F – Open the wrench menu on the browser toolbar

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TEXT EDITING SHORTCUTS

Ctrl+A Select everything on the page

Ctrl+L or Alt+D Select the content in the address bar

Press Ctrl+Shift and right arrow Select next word or letter

Press Ctrl+Shift and left arrow Select previous word or letter

Press Ctrl and right arrow – Move to the start of the next word

Press Ctrl and left arrow – Move to the start of the previous word

Press Alt and up arrow – Page up

Press Alt and down arrow – Page down

Press Ctrl+Alt and up arrow – Home

Press Ctrl+Alt and down arrow – End

Ctrl+C – Copy selected content to the clipboard

Ctrl+V – Paste content from the clipboard

Ctrl+Shift+V – Paste content from the clipboard as plain text

Ctrl+X – Cut

Ctrl+Backspace – Delete the previous word

Alt+Backspace – Delete the next letter (forward delete)

Ctrl+Z – Undo your last action

 

(Courtesy of Chrome-Guy on Chromebookforum.com)

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