Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Remember [Windows+Mac]

Check out some keyboard shortcuts that will make your life easier in the most used browser - Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is used by over 60% of internet users followed by Apple's Safari.

While it's easy to present Chrome as the undisputed king of browsers these days, it was the result of great strategies implemented right, which you can catch a glimpse of in The History of Chrome .

Simply put, by hiring experienced developers and starting from scratch, Google Chrome brought lightning-fast web browsing to the masses, dethroning the old and ugly Internet Explorer.

And interestingly, most Chrome alternatives, including Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, etc., are based on Chromium, the open source project that powers Chrome.

It's like using Chrome in different flavors. However, some browsers such as Safari, Firefox, etc. are not based on Chromium and are real Chrome alternatives worth mentioning.

But that was just for some context, and we're not here to discuss Chrome's competitors or alternatives, however minor they may be.

We have compiled this guide as a guide showing you some of the Chrome keyboard shortcuts that can help you get things done quickly.

So, without further ado, let's get started.

Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows/Linux

Keyboard shortcuts DescriptionAlt + f/eOpen the Chrome menuAlt + f then xExit Google ChromeAlt + HomeOpen the home page in the current tabAlt + Left arrowOpen previous pageAlt + Right arrowOpen next pageAlt + Space then nWindow MinimizeAlt + Space then xWindow MaximizeCtrl + 0Page size resetCtrl + 1 to Ctrl + 8Go to a specific tabCtrl + 9Go to the rightmost tabCtrl + dSave the current web page as a bookmarkCtrl + f or F3Current page search barCtrl + g or Ctrl + Shift + gGo to the next or previous match in the search bar termCtrl + hCheck browsing historyCtrl + jOpen Chrome downloadsCtrl + l or Alt + d or F6Go to the address barCtrl + nOpen a new windowCtrl + o, then select a fileOpen a file in ChromeCtrl + pPrint the current pageCtrl + sSave the current pageCtrl + Shift + bBookmark panel visibility switch Ctrl + Shift + dSave All open tabs as a bet Ctrl + Shift + Delete Clear the data view menu Ctrl + Shift + j or F12 Open developer tools Ctrl + Shift + n Open a new window in incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + o Open bookmark manager Ctrl + Shift + PgUp/PgDn Move current tab left/right Ctrl + Shift + t Reopen previously closed tabs Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUpGo to the previous open tabCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDnGo to the next open tabCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4Close the current windowCtrl + tOpen a new tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4Close the current tabCtrl + uDisplay HTML source webpagesCtrl and +/-Zoom in/outHome/EndGo up/down pageEscStop page loadingF1Chrome Help CenterF10Select rightmost item in Chrome toolbarF11Switch to full screen modeF5 or Ctrl + rRefresh the current page by double-clicking F6Switch focus to current tabF7Turn on cursor view (cursor navigation)Shift + Alt + tSet focus to first item in Chrome ToolbarShift + EscOpen Chrome Task ManagerShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + rReload current page, ignoring cached contentShift + scroll mouse wheel Scroll horizontally Shift + spacebar or PgUpScroll up a web page Spacebar or PgDnScroll a web page downTabSelect interactive elements, starting with the first Shift + TabSelect interactive elements, starting with the last

Chrome Mac keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts DescriptionControl + F2Go to main menu⌘ + qExit Google Chrome⌘ + Shift + hOpen home page in current tab⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left arrowOpen the previous page⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right arrowOpen next page⌘ + mWindow Minimize⌘ + 0Reset page size⌘ + 1 to ⌘ + 8Go to specific tab⌘ + 9Go to rightmost tab⌘ + dSave current web page as bookmark⌘ + eFind selected text in search bar⌘ + fCurrent page search bar⌘ + g or ⌘ + Shift + gGo to next or previous search string match⌘ + hHide Chrome⌘ + yCheck browsing history⌘ + Shift + jOpen Chrome downloads⌘ + nOpen new window⌘ + o, then select a file. ⌘ + Option + iOpen developer tools⌘ + Option + jOpen javascript console⌘ + Shift + nOpen a new incognito window⌘ + Option + bOpen bookmark managerControl + Shift + PgUp/PgDnMove current tab left/right⌘ + Shift + tReopen previously closed tabs ⌘ + Option + left arrow Go to previous open tab⌘ + Option + right arrowJ move to next open tab⌘ + Shift + wClose current window⌘ + tOpen new tab⌘ + wClose current tab⌘ + Option + pOpen page options⌘ + Option + uDisplay webpage source HTML⌘ and +/-Increase entry/exit⌘ + Up/Down arrowGo to page top/bottom⌘ + ,Open settingsEscStop page loading⌘ + Control + fFull screen toggleF7Enable cursor view (cursor navigation)⌘ + Shift + rReload the current page, ignoring cached content⌘ + Option + fWeb searchShift + SpaceScroll webpage upSpaceScroll webpage downTabSelection interactive elements starting from the first Shift+TabSelect interactive elements starting from the last


So those were some Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows/Linux and Mac.

But while Chrome is good at what it does, sometimes it gets resource intensive. Do not worry! We also have some tips and tricks for optimizing Chrome's memory usage.

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