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Keyboard Shortcuts: Google Chrome for Windows

Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that can be used with Google Chrome for Windows. These shortcuts can be used for a variety of purposes, starting with sending Chrome’s internal task manager to an active web page to your printer.

  • CTRL + N: Open a new window
  • CTRL + <link>: Open a link in a new tab
  • CTRL + SHIFT + N: Open a new window in incognito mode
  • SHIFT + <Link>: Open a link in a new window
  • CTRL + T: Open a new tab
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Reopen the last tab you closed
  • CTRL + 1: Switch to tab 1 at position 1 on the tab strip
  • CTRL + 2: Switch to Position 2 tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + 3: Switch to Position 3 tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + 4: Switch to Position 4 tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + 5: Switch to Position 5 tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + 6: Switch to Position 6 tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + 7: Switch the tab to position 7 on the tab strip
  • CTRL + 8: Switch to the tab at position 8 on the tab strip
  • CTRL + 9: Go to the last tab on Tab Street
  • CTRL + O: Open a file in the browser
  • CTRL + H: View browsing history
  • CTRL + B: Toggle bookmark display
  • CTRL + J: View downloads
  • SHIFT + ESC: View Chrome’s internal task manager
  • CTRL + P: Print the current page
  • F5: Reload the current page
  • ESC: Close the current page from loading
  • CTRL + F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache
  • SHIFT + F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache
  • ALT + <link>: Download link
  • CTRL + F: Open the ‘Find Page’ dialog box
  • CTRL + G: Find the next match from the ‘Find Page’ box
  • F3: Find the next match from the ‘Page Index’ box
  • CTRL + SHIFT + G: Find the previous match from the ‘Find Page’ box
  • SHIFT + F3: Find the previous match from the ‘Find page’ box
  • CTRL + U: View the source code for the current page
  • CTRL + D: Bookmark the current page
  • CTRL + PLUS: Enlarge text
  • CTRL + minutes: Shorten the text
  • CTRL + 0: Return to default text format
  • BACKSPACE or ALT + LEFT ARROW: Proceed to the previous page of your browsing history (for the current tab)
  • SHIFT + BACKSPACE or ALT + RIGHT ARROW: Proceed to the next page in your browsing history (for the current tab)
  • ALT + E or ALT + F: Open Chrome’s “Wrench”, or Tools, menu
  • CTRL + SHIFT + B: Enable or disable the bookmark bar
  • F6 or SHIFT + F6: Proceed through the active elements on the current page, or items from Chrome’s address bar, bookmarks bar , or download bar.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + J: Open Chrome Developer Tools
  • F1: Open Chrome’s Help Center in a new tab or window
  • CTRL + SHIFT + Delete: Open the Clear Browsing Data window
  • CTRL + ENTER: Automatically add www. (At the beginning) and .com (at the end) of the current text in the address (or URL) bar
  • CTRL + BACKSPACE: Move any keyword before the active cursor in the address (or URL) bar
  • CTRL + L or ALT + D: Highlight the full URL in the address bar
  • CTRL + K or CTRL + E: A question mark enters the address bar. The question mark after typing in a keyword or keywords to your default engine search term deposit would.
  • CTRL + S: Save the current page to your hard drive
  • CTRL + C: Copy the selected text or image to the clipboard
  • CTRL + V or SHIFT + Insert: Paste the current contents of the clipboard, saving the original formatting

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