Top10 Useful Shortcuts in Google Chrome

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Let’s use Google Chrome shortcut keyboards everyday and every time you surf the internet. Using shortcuts will not only help us speed up our work with Google Chrome (like other web browsers and applications) but it also shows that you are really a computer professional. There are a hundred of great shortcuts available in Google Chrome, all of which are designed to make our online lives easier. 

Top10 Useful Shortcuts in Google Chrome
Top10 Useful Shortcuts in Google Chrome

This article includes 2 main parts:

Part 1 (Top 10 most useful and often used shortcuts in Google Chrome) is a collection of the most important, useful and frequently used shortcuts in Google Chrome. There are tons of shortcuts in Chrome, but no one can remember them all. That is why I only select top 10 best shortcuts for you in this part. Just remember & use these shortcuts everyday, that is enough to speed up web browsing and improve work efficiency.

Part 2 (Full list of All shortcuts in Google Chrome browser) is a table of ALL supported shortcuts in Google Chrome. In this table, I classify all the shortcuts into some groups that will help you easy to understand and remember it. I think you don’t need (and it is difficult) to remember them all, but it is a reference and you should remember as many as you can!

Note: These shortcuts are for Windows, but in other OS (Mac, Linux), it is quite similar. For example, in some shortcut keyboards for Windows, it combines Ctrl+ some other key, in MAC OS, you will use the Command key instead of Ctrl key, other keyboards in the combination is the same.

Top10 Useful Shortcuts in Google Chrome

1. Quick open Chrome Download History: Ctrl + J

Where’d that download go? Sometimes we are unable to find the file they just downloaded, where were they saved to?

In Google Chrome, you can easily use the shortcut Ctrl + J to open the Download page, where you can find everything you have downloaded and you also easy to open the folder contains the file(s). Just click “Show in folder” below the downloaded file (see below image).

Shortcut to open Chrome Download History: Ctrl + J
Shortcut to open Chrome Download History: Ctrl + J

2. Re-open the last closed tab: Ctrl + Shift + T

If you close a tab by mistake and you want to open again, it is so easy in Google Chrome. Just use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T. It will reopen the last tab you’ve closed in a new tab and switch to the tab. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed (if you do not use the shortcut, you have to open Chrome History then find the website to reopen it)

3. Jump to the next open tab: Ctrl+Tab

We usually open many tabs in a single Chrome window, each tab opens a website. To quick jump to the next open tab in that window (circle switch), just use the shortcut Ctrl + Tab. If you want to jump to previous tab, use the shortcut Shift+Tab.

If you want to jump to a specific tab, you need to hold the above keyboards then press the number corresponding the order of the tab. For instance, if you want to jump to the first tab, just press Ctrl + Tab + “1”, if you want to jump to 2nd tab, just press Ctrl + Tab + “2”,… if you want to jump to the last tab, just press Ctrl + Tab + “9” (please note that “last tab“, not 9th tab, because you can open 10, even 20 tabs in a single Chrome window)

4. Quick open Chrome Bookmark Manager: Ctrl + Shift + O

The shortcut Ctrl + Shift + O allow you to open Chrome Bookmark Manager in a new tab (chrome://bookmarks/). This is a very useful shortcut, because we usually add many websites as our bookmarks.

Shortcut to open Chrome Bookmark Manager: Ctrl + Shift + O
Shortcut to open Chrome Bookmark Manager: Ctrl + Shift + O

Some other useful shortcut for Bookmarks in Chrome are: Ctrl + Shift + B (Show or hide the Bookmarks Bar) and Ctrl+D (Add current web page as a bookmark)

5. Quick open a new tab: Ctrl+T

– To open a new tab, use the shortcut Ctrl + T
– To open new Chrome window in Inconitgo mode (for more secure), we can use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + N.

6. Jump to the Address Bar: Alt + D or F6 or Ctrl + l

In Chrome, we can quick jump to the Address Bar by pressing one of these shortcuts: Alt+D or F6 or Ctrl+I. I prefer to the shortcuts Alt+D and F6 because the shortcut Ctrl+I may be conflicted with other applications’ shortcut. For example, in Editor mode, Ctrl + I is shortcut for italic characters.

7. View page source code (HTML) of a website: Ctrl + U

To display HTML source code for the current page, press shortcut combined keyboards Ctrl + U. Chrome will open the page source code in a new tab and switch to the tab. This shortcut is very useful for webmasters and web developers.

View page source code (HTML) of a website: Ctrl + U
View page source code (HTML) of a website: Ctrl + U

8. Change Chrome window size: Ctrl + 0Ctrl+”+”Ctrl + “-“

– To change the window size of Google Chrome, use the shortcut Ctrl+”+” (zoom out) or Ctrl + “-“ (zoom in)
– To restore/reset the default window size, press Ctrl + “0”.

9. Shortcuts for hyperlinks:Alt + click a link, Ctrl + click a link, Shift+ click a link

– To download the target of a link (a web page or a file) without opening the link, hold Alt key then click on the link.
– To open a link in a new tab, hold Ctrl key then click on the link (we can also click on the link using mid-click from a mouse but it is not familiar because we usually do a left-click)
– To open a link in a new Chrome window, hold Shift key then click on the link

10. Type a keyword in Address Bar for quick searching

Instead of opening Google Search website (https://google.com) then type a keyword in the search form, now we can input (type or copy/paste) a keyword directly right in Address Bar of Chrome then press Enter. Google Chrome will search for the keyword with the default search engine of your Chrome (In most case, it is Google Search Engine) and display the result in the current tab.

Type a keyword in Address Bar for quick searching
Type a keyword in Address Bar for quick searching

One more tip for Chrome Address Bar is to quick open a website. For example, if you want to go to my website: www.easytipz.com, you don’t need to type the full URL, just type easytipz then hold Ctrl key and press Enter, Chrome will auto fill “www” and “.com” for you (and Chrome will open the website www.easytipz.com)

Full list of All shortcuts in Google Chrome browser

In below table, you can refer the full list of about one hundred shortcuts in Chrome browser. It is very difficult to remember all of these shortcuts. I think if we remember and use frequently 10 Chrome shortcuts above, we can speed up our work with internet browser (research, find some information or just relax in free time), of course, the more Chrome shortcuts you can remember and use, the more professional you are.

Google Chrome Shortcuts Descriptions
Shortcuts for Chrome Address Bar
Type a keyword + Enter Open search result page of the keyword in the current tab (search by the default Search Engine)
Type a keyword + Tab Search using a different search engine (if your browser has more than one Search Engine)
Type a name + Ctrl + Enter Auto add www. and .com into the name then open the website in the current tab (www.name.com)
Type a name + Ctrl+ Alt + Enter Auto add www. and .com into the name then open the website in a new tab (www.name.com)
Alt + D or F6 Jump to the Address Bar
Ctrl + l Jump to the Address Bar (same above, but it may conflict with others)
Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E Jump to the Address Bar and pre-input a question mark (?) to get ready for a search
Shortcuts for Chrome functions and features
Alt + F or Alt + E Open Chrome Menu
F10 Open Chrome Menu (same above)
Ctrl + Shift + B Hide/Unhide Bookmark Bar
Ctrl + Shift + O Open Chrome Bookmark Manager in a new tab (chrome://bookmarks/)
Ctrl + H Open Chrome History in a new tab (chrome://history/)
Ctrl + J Open Chrome Download history in a new tab (chrome://downloads/)
Shift + Esc Open Chrome Task Manager window (a popup)
Shift + Alt + T Set focus on the first item in the Chrome Toolbar
F6 Switch forward between the Address Bar, Bookmark, and the web page.
Shift + F6 Switch backward between the Address Bar, Bookmark, and the web page.
Ctrl + F or F3 Open the FindBar to search somethings in the current web page
Ctrl + G Goto next result from your FindBar search
Ctrl + Shift + G Goto previous result from your FindBar search
Ctrl + Shift + J Open Developer Tools (useful for webmasters and web developers)
Ctrl + Shift + I or F12 Open Developer Tools (same above)
Ctrl + Shift + Delete Open Chrome Clear Browsing Data popup in a new tab
F1 Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + M Focus on Chrome Signin window to sign in with a different user or go incognito mode
Shortcuts for Chrome tabs and windows
Ctrl + N Open a new Chrome window
Ctrl + Shift + N Open a new Chrome window in incognito mode
Ctrl + T Open a new tab and switch to the tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Open the last closed tab and switch to the tab
Ctrl + Tab Switch forward between Chrome open tab
Ctrl + PgDn Switch forward between Chrome open tab (same above)
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch backward between Chrome open tab
Ctrl + PgUp Switch backward between Chrome open tab (same above)
Ctrl + 1 .. Ctrl + 8 Jump to the specific tab number (from tab 1 to tab 8, counted from left to right)
Ctrl + 9 Jump to the last tab (on the right, it may not be tab 9)
Alt + Home Open the home page in the current tab (you can set the home pages)
Alt + left arrow Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab
Alt + right arrow Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab
Alt + Space + N Minimum the current Chrome window
Alt + Space + X Maximum the current Chrome window
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 Close the current tab
Ctrl + Shift + W Close the current Chrome window ( it will close all open tabs)
Ctrl + Shift + Q Exit Google Chrome (close all Chrome windows)
Alt + F4 Close the current Chrome window
Shortcuts for Chrome web pages
Ctrl + P Print the current page content
Ctrl + S Save the current page content
F5 or Ctrl + R Refresh the current page
Shift + F5 Reload the current page, ignoring the browsing cache
Ctrl + Shift + R Reload the current page, ignoring the browsing cache (same above)
Tab Switch forward between clickable items
Shift + Tab Switch backward between clickable items
Ctrl + O Open a file on your computer using Google Chrome
Ctrl + U Open the view page source (HTML source code) of the current web page in a new tab
Ctrl + D Save the current web page into your Bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + D Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder
F11 Turn on/Exit Full screen mode
Ctrl + “+” Zoom out the web page in the current tab
Ctrl + “-“ Zoom in the web page in the current tab
Ctrl + 0 Reset to default size of the browser (the current tab only)
Space or PgDn Scroll down one page
Shift + Space or PgUp Scroll up one page
Home Go to the top of the page
End Go to the bottom of the page
Shift + mouse scroll Scroll horizontally on the page
Ctrl + right arrow Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text field
Ctrl + left arrow Move your cursor to the back of the previous word in a text field
Ctrl + Backspace Delete the previous word in a text field
Alt + N Focus to a notification
Alt + Shift + A Allow within a notification
Alt + Shift + D Deny within a notification
Shortcuts with mouse for Chrome 
Drag a link to a tab Open the link on the tab
Drag a link to new tab Open the link on a new tab and switch to the tab
Ctrl + click link Open the link on a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + click link Open the link on a new tab and switch to the tab
Alt + click link Download the target web page/file of the link
Shift + click link Open the link on a new Chrome window
Drag a tab out of the bar Open a new Chrome window and move the tab to
Drag a tab into other window Move the tab to the Chrome window
Press Esc while dragging Cancel drag and return the tab to its original position
Drag a link to BookmarkBar Save the web page of the link as a Bookmark
Click/hold the Next/Prev icon Display your browsing history in the current tab
Doubleclick a blank area of the tab strip Maximize or minimize the window
Ctrl + mouse scroll up Zoom out the web page in the current tab
Ctrl + mouse scroll down Zoom in the web page in the current tab

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