Google Chrome – Shortcut Keys

Google Chrome is one of those great browsers available out there. I personally use Google Chrome. Google Chrome has many special features like the Omni-box, New Tab Page and especially the speed with which it load pages, It is really super fast.

Keyboard Shortcuts are very important if you were to use a particular software often. Like Google Chrome, which is the most used software for a internet user and those whose work mostly depends on the Internet. Using Google Chrome can be made faster if you know a few shortcuts. So, I thought of listing them out, so that you can use them to increase your efficiency of using Chrome.

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CTRL+1: Switch to the tab in position 1 on the tab strip.

CTRL+N,N=2 to 8: Switch to the tab in position 2 to 8 on the tab strip.

CTRL+9: Switch to the last tab on the tab strip.

CTRL+F4: Close current tab or pop-up window.

CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next tab.

CTRL+PAGE DOWN: Switch to the next tab.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Switch to the previous tab.

CTRL+SHIFT+T: Reopen the last tab that you closed.

CTRL+SHIFT+N: Incignito mode

ALT+F4: Close current window.

CTRL+PAGE UP: Switch to the previous tab.

CTRL+W: Close current tab or pop-up window.

ALT+HOME: Open your home page.

CTRL+SHIFT+B: Toggle bookmarks display

CTRL+D: Bookmark the current page.

CTRL+F: Open the ‘Find in page’ dialog box.

CTRL+G: Find the next match from ‘Find in page’ box.

CTRL+H: View Browsing History.

CTRL+J: View Downloads.

CTRL+O: Open a file in the browser.

CTRL+P: Print the current page.

CTRL+T: Open a new tab.

CTRL+U: View source code of the current page.

CTRL+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

CTRL+SHIFT+G: Find the previous match from ‘Find in page’ box.

SHIFT+ESC: View Chrome’s internal Task Manager.

SHIFT+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

F5: Reload the current page.

ESC: Stop the current page from loading.

SHIFT+F3: Find the previous match from ‘Find in page’ box.

SHIFT+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

ALT+<Link>: Download link.

CTRL+PLUS: Make text larger.

CTRL+MINUS: Make text smaller.

CTRL+0: Return to default text size.

I’ve listed all those that I could collect. If I have missed any shortcuts that you are aware of, Do mention them through the comments, I’ll Update them.

20 Comments on Google Chrome – Shortcut Keys

  1. This is great ..!!

  2. thnx 4 adding dis:)

  3. i hate how they took out the shortcut for the bookmarks page. before it was CTRL + B: toggle bookmarks bar and CTRL + SHIFT + B: open boomkarks bar in a new tab. is there anyway for me to revert to the previous version?

  4. Ganesh Babu // September 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm //

    uninstall Google chrome and download the older version from and install it and turn off automatic updates.

  5. will i be able to keep my bookmarks etc?

  6. Ganesh Babu // September 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm //


  7. useful enough….thnx

  8. nice post really helpful thnx

  9. Does anyone know why they got rid of the CTRL+B shortcut?

  10. This Chrome is really helpfull,,, what a site connection speed,, do try it guys, u’ll lov it..

  11. Harani Ravi // December 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm //

    Oh GB,this article is of much use 2 me…I’m learning a lot 4rm ur website…thanx… 😉

  12. Welcome friend :)
    Keeping coming for more.. 😉

  13. sumansagar elisha // December 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm //

    i feel extreamly happy about this short cut keys. i appreciate ganesh babu… this is quite useful to google chrome users… well mr. ganesh…

  14. Really handy list, but I’ll probably never remember them all

  15. pick those which will help you a lot.. like new tab, new incognito tab etc..

  16. Thanks Ganesh. The CTRL+U: View source code of the current page. Helped me a lot.

  17. google chrome is a fast web browser and its shortcut keys is awsome……

  18. kyria kalokairi // July 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm //

    To toggle the bookmark bar (which I hate looking at) I need CTRL+SHIFT+B, but otherwise, this works wonderfully. I copied it and put it on the desktop. Often, I wish I hadn’t closed a tab- it’s a pain to search the history- but now all I need is the CTRL+SHIFT+T. Thanks so much!

  19. You’re welcome mate ! Thanks for the share ! :-)

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