Keyboard shortcuts for Google chrome web browser | Browsers

Google Chrome browser keyboard shortcuts

Here is a list of the very basic Google chrome keyboard shortcuts which will make it easier for you to make your Chrome usage easier and better. Most of the shortcuts are similar to firefox so won’t be pain to learn things out there. Except a few new ones, are there are quite a few new features included in google chrome which requires some touch-up and learning.

The very basic -

  • Ctrl + N – Opens a new windows for your browser
  • Ctrl + T – Opens a new tab in the same window
  • Ctrl + W – Closes the presently open tab
  • Ctrl + F4 – Closes the presently open tab
  • Alt + F4 – Closes the window
  • Alt + home – Opens the default homepage in Google chrome
  • Ctrl +1 to Ctrl + 8 – The number you press along with the Ctrl key, will take you to that tab number when multiple tabs are open.
  • Ctrl +9 – Takes you to the last tab in the multiple number of tabs
  • Ctrl + Tab – Switch to the next tab
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab – Switch to the previous tab
  • Ctrl + B – Option for toggling the bookmarks bar on/off
  • Ctrl + H – Opens the history page
  • Ctrl + J – Opens the downloads window
  • Ctrl + P – Prints the current page open in the browser
  • F5 – Refreshes the page
  • Ctrl + F5 – Super-Refresh where the cache is ignored and a total refresh of the page is done
  • Ctrl + D – Bookmarks the currently open page
  • Ctrl + “+” – Increases the text size in the page
  • Ctrl + “-” – Decreases the text size in the page
  • Ctrl + F – Opens a box with the option of find-in-page where you can search for a particular keyword in the page.
  • Ctrl + U – Opens the source of the page

Some new ones -

  • Ctrl + Shift + N – Opens a new window in incognito mode.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Opens the task manager for the browser
  • Ctrl + Shift + T – Re-open the last closed tab. This can be done for the last 10 tabs that you have browsed and closed.


  1. Alt + ` – Debug Java Script
    Shift+Esc – Chrome Task Manager
    Ctrl + 0 – Resets zoom to normal view

  2. why is there no shortcut to add the prefix “http://www.” and the suffix “.com” to something I type in the omnibar? The best I can manage is to hold down control and alt simultaneously, but then I have to click on the thing with the mouse.

  3. Is there one for “top of page” and “bottom of page” (for Mac). The Windows version uses the Home key…but I dont have one of those…

Speak Your Mind