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What are all the keyboard shortcuts to use google chrome more efficiently? 2021

Surfing the internet has become a daily activity for many people, with increasing frequency. That is why today there are browsers that are extremely easy to use since their interfaces are usually quite friendly.

Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most widely used browsers worldwide. It allows a large number of users around the world to browse the Internet easily.

Of course, there are multiple shortcuts that can be useful to us so that the use of this browser is easier for us and our experience is much better. In this sense, we have prepared a list of the most useful keyboard commands to use Chrome efficiently from your Windows or MacOS computer.

List of the best shortcuts and key combinations to use Google Chrome with the keyboard for Windows and Mac

Google Chrome has a series of shortcuts that can give us the ability to access its different functions faster .

Without a doubt, it is much easier to press combinations from our keyboard than to search for the tool in the different menus, or navigate tab by tab using the mouse, therefore these shortcuts will be very useful to improve our experience with the browser of the giant Google.

Keep in mind that for Windows the Ctrl key will be used, corresponding to the Command (Cmd) key on the Mac system . The Alt key in Windows attributes to the Option key in Mac, (in some cases it is done with the help of Shift).

Keyboard shortcuts for Chrome features

Without a doubt, shortcuts can be more useful when it comes to functions found in the menu. Next we are going to provide you with some tricks with which you can open the search for a specific word, to delete the browsing data without having to go through its options.

Key combination Action
Alt + F, Alt + E or F10 Open menu.
Ctrl + Shift + B Activate or deactivate bookmarks bar. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + B Activate or deactivate bookmarks bar. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + O Open the bookmark manager (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + O Open the bookmark manager (MacOS).
Ctrl + H Open history (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + H Open history (MacOS).
Shift + Esc Open the Chrome task manager.
F6 Toggle between current tab, address bar, bookmarks, and web page (top to bottom).
Shift + F6 Toggle between current tab, address bar, bookmarks, and the web page (from bottom to top).
Ctrl + F
F3
Open search. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + F Open search. (MacOS).
Ctrl + G Go to the next search result. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + G Go to the next search result. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + G Go to the previous search result. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + G Go to the previous search result. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + I Inspect element.
Ctrl + Shift + Del Clear browsing data. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + Del Clear browsing data. (MacOS).
F1 Open help.
Ctrl + Atl + M Display user window.
Ctrl + J Open Downloads page. (Windows).
⌘ + Shift + J Open Downloads page. (MacOS).
Ctrl + J Open Downloads page.

Keyboard combinations for tabs and windows

Of course, the shortcuts will allow us to use Chrome more efficiently. For this reason, we also include the commands that you can use on Windows and Mac to open a new window or to go to a specific tab without using the mouse. Great, right?

Key combination Action
Ctrl + N Open new window. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + N Open new window. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + N Open new incognito window. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + N Open new incognito window. (MacOS).
Ctrl + T Open new tab within the same window. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + T Open new tab within the same window. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + T Open a recently closed tab. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + T Open a recently closed tab. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + Page Down
Navigate to the next tab. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Alt (⌥) + Right. Navigate to the next tab. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + Tab  Navigate to the previous tab. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Alt (⌥) + Left. Navigate to the previous tab. (MacOS).
Ctrl + 1 to 8 Go to a specific tab according to the position. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + 1 to 8 Go to a specific tab according to the position. (MacOS).
Ctrl +9 Go to the last tab. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + 9 Go to the last tab. (MacOS).
Alt + Left Arrow. Go back in the tab’s browsing history. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Left Arrow. Go back in the tab’s browsing history. (MacOS).
Alt + Left Arrow. Go forward in the tab’s browsing history. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Right Arrow. Go forward in the tab’s browsing history. (MacOS).
Ctrl + W
Ctrl + F4
Close tab.
Ctrl + Shift + W Close all tabs.
Alt + F4
Ctrl + Shift + Q
Exit Chrome (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Q Exit Chrome (MacOS).
Alt + Home Open your main page in the current tab.

Keyboard shortcuts to perform actions on web pages

Maybe you already know that using the old reliable F5 you can reload the page you are on, but you should know that there are many more actions that you can do through shortcuts, such as pressing Ctrl + D if you like this post and want to bookmark it. Try it!

Key combination Action
Ctrl + P Print page. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + P Save page. (MacOS).
Ctrl + S Save page. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + S Save page. (MacOS).
F5
Ctrl + R
Reload page. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + R Reload page. (MacOS).
Ctrl + Shift + R Reload page bypassing cache. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Shift + R Reload page bypassing cache. (MacOS).
Esc Stop loading the page.
Tabulator Advance to the next clickable item on the web.
Shift + Tab Go to the previous clickable item on the web.
Ctrl + O Open file.
Ctrl + U Open source code. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + Alt (⌥) + U Open source code. (MacOS).
Ctrl + D Save page to bookmarks. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + D Save page to bookmarks. (MacOS).
F11 Activate full screen mode.
Ctrl and + Zoom in. (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) and + Zoom in. (MacOS).
Ctrl and – Zoom out. (Windows)
Cmd (⌘) and – Zoom out. (MacOS)
Ctrl + 0 Reset zoom. (Windows)
Cmd (⌘) + 0 Reset zoom. (MacOS)
Page Down Space
.
Scroll down.
Shift + Space
Page Up.
Scroll up.
Alt + spacebar + n Minimize the current window.
Alt + spacebar + x Maximize the current window.

Keyboard combinations in the address bar

Yes, navigation would become less complicated if we told you that just by entering a word, Chrome adds the rest of the URL through a shortcut, or if you easily access the address bar.

Key combination Action
Ctrl + Enter Add “www.” at the beginning and “.com” at the end of a word entered in the address bar.
Alt + Enter Add “www.” at the beginning and “.com” at the end of a word entered in the address bar and open in a new tab.
Ctrl + L
Alt + D
Go to the address bar (Windows).
Cmd (⌘) + L Go to the address bar (MacOS).
Ctrl + Left Arrow Navigate to the previous word in the URL.
Ctrl + Right Arrow Navigate to the next word in the URL.
Type a search term + Enter Perform a search with your default engine.
Ctrl + backspace key Delete the previous word in a text field.
Ctrl + right arrow Move the cursor to the end of the next word in a text field.
Ctrl + left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field.

How to change and customize keyboard shortcuts for Chrome browser?

Of course, all these shortcuts will be very useful to us and we will be able to use Chrome more quickly and efficiently, although we may want to customize the keyboard shortcuts for Chrome according to our comfort. Certain? However, this browser does not currently have a function that allows us to customize our keyboard shortcuts. It should be noted that there are extensions that allow similar functions but do not fulfill the function in question.

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