Google Chrome offers Keyboard shortcuts for most of the common tasks which you would normally carry out with your mouse. Learning keyboard shortcuts for Chrome would help you in managing and accessing your tabs more quickly, opening links in new window, bringing back closed tabs and a lot more.
Generally, to do all of the above you have to navigate using a mouse and access the menu for each command. This is where, keyboard shortcuts come in handy and let you carry out all these tasks without using the mouse by just pressing the key combinations on your keyboard.
Here we have prepared a list of some of the most important keyboard commands for Chrome.
|Ctrl + T||Opens a new Tab|
|Ctrl+ Shift + T||Opens the last tab you had closed. Chrome Remember the last 10 tabs you closed.|
|Ctrl+ 1 to 9||Switches to the first tab and so on. If you have more than 9 tabs open pressing Ctrl + 9 would take you to the last tab.|
|Ctrl + Tab||Selects the adjacent tab. You can press it repeatedly to cycle through all the open tabs.|
|Ctrl + N||Opens a new Window.|
|Ctrl + Shift + N||Opens a new incognito (private browsing) window.|
|Alt + F4||Closes the current window.|
|Ctrl + Clicking on link||Opens the link in new Tab..|
|Shift + Clicking on link||Opens the link in new Window.|
|Alt + Click on a link||Starts download if it’s a downloadable link.|
|Ctrl + E||Sets Focus to the active tab’s address bar. Type and hit enter to search Google.|
|Ctrl + Enter||Automatically adds www. Prefix and .com suffix to the keyword which you have entered in the address bar and opens that website. For example, typing Google and then pressing Ctrl + Enter would open www.google.com|
|Type name of the website in address bar and then press the Tab key||To search for a keyword on that website. For example, after typing bing.com in the address bar and then pressing tab you can directly enter the keyword which you would like to search on Bing.com. Works for most popular sites|
|Ctrl + +/-||Zoom in and out in a webpage.|
|Ctrl + 0||Reset Zoom to default.|
|Ctrl + U||View the source of a webpage.|
|Ctrl + F||To search for all the instances of a keyword in a webpage.|
|Ctrl + R||Reload a web page.|
|Ctrl + F5||Reloads the webpage after clearing cache.|
|Ctrl + P||To Print the current webpage.|
|Ctrl + S||To save a webpage|
|Ctrl + H||Opens the Chrome History in a fresh tab.|
|Ctrl + J||Opens Chrome Download history in a fresh tab.|
|Ctrl + Shift + Del||Opens the Clear Browsing Data window.|
|Ctrl + Shift + O||Opens the Bookmark manager in a new tab.|
|Ctrl + D||Adds a bookmark for the current tab.|
|F11||Go Fullscreen. Press again to exit.|
|Home / End||Press Home to Scroll to top. Press End to Scroll to bottom in a webpage.|
These were some of the most useful and common Keyboard shortcuts. Memorizing some of them would obviously help you in browsing the web quickly and more efficiently.