Useful Chrome Shortcuts- Windows, Chrome OS and macOS

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It is important to familiarize yourself with various keyboard shortcuts. Nevertheless, many people can only use a few of the Chrome shortcuts available to them. These include copy, paste, cut, cancel, and maybe one or two. But there are tons of other shortcuts for various applications. And similar is the case with Google Chrome.

Although the most used application on your desktop, you may not be aware of these shortcuts yet. So, without further ado, let's go directly to the various important Chrome shortcuts. The list includes shortcuts for Windows, Chrome OS and macOS. In addition, see also some shortcuts from Google Assistant.

Chrome shortcuts for navigating web pages

From the simple shortcut of adding a page to the bookmarks section, from all open webpages to a bookmark, this section covers everything.

Use this Chrome shortcut to open your home page in the current tab.

    • Windows: Alt + Home | macOS: Cmd + Shift + H

Among the most obvious, this Chrome shortcut saves the current page on your computer:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + S | macOS: Cmd + S

To save the current page as a bookmark, use this shortcut:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + D | macOS: Cmd+ D

However, to save all open tabs in the current Chrome window as a bookmark, try this shortcut:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + D | macOS: Cmd+ Shift + D

Another shortcut among the best known Chrome, this opens the search bar. It is used to search anything on the current page:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + F | macOS: Cmd + F

To print the current page:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + P | macOS: Cmd + P

To reload the current page:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + R | macOS: Cmd + R

If you want to zoom in / out on the current web page, use this Chrome shortcut:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + More / Less | macOS: Cmd+ More / Less

However, to return to the default size, use the shortcut help below:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + 0 | macOS: Cmd + 0

Finally, to enable / disable the full screen mode:

    • Windows: F11 | macOS: Cmd + Ctrl + F

Tabs and Windows

In this section, we'll discuss Chrome shortcuts to effectively manage tabs and windows. The difference between them? Tabs are an individual section in which a web page is opened on your browser. However, the window is all the tabs combined. Closing a tab just closes the current web page you're working on, while closing the window will close all the Chrome browser. With this in mind, let's start with the guide. In addition, Android users do not forget to check out these 7 important Android shortcuts.

To open a new tab, use this Chrome shortcut:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + T | macOS: Cmd + T

To close the current tab:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + W | macOS: Cmd + W

Opens a new window:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + N | macOS: Cmd + N

This Chrome shortcut opens a new window in incognito mode:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + N | macOS: Cmd + Shift + N

Closes the current window:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + W | macOS: Cmd + Shift + W

To access the next tab, use this Chrome shortcut, that is to the right of your current tab:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Tab | macOS: Cmd + Option + Right Arrow

Go to the previous tab (to the left of your current tab):

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + Tab | macOS: Cmd + Option + Left Arrow

It is used to open previously closed tabs in Chrome. The most recently closed tab will open first:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + T | macOS: Cmd + Shift + T

This Chrome shortcut allows you to access a specific tab:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + (1-9) | macOS: Cmd + (1-9)

For example, pressing Ctrl + 3 will open the third tab. It is important to keep in mind that Ctrl + 9 always opens the last tab. It does not matter if you have only 4 tabs open or 15.

Settings and bookmarks Chrome shortcuts

The shortcuts below are related to various Chrome settings. From managing extensions to bookmarks to development tools, all are included here. In this section, some codes would not work in Chrome OS or / and macOS. As a result, some codes would be missing for these operating systems. In addition, the Chrome browser for Android now has a new UI explorer. Refer to the guide and see the instructions to activate it.

Opens the Chrome menu. There are three vertical points present in the upper right part:

To show / hide the bookmarks bar, use this Chrome shortcut:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + B | macOS: Cmd + Shift + B

Opens the Clear browsing data option:

    • Windows: Ctrl + Shift + Del | macOS: Cmd + Shift + Delete

He opens the Downloads page in a new tab:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + J | macOS: Cmd + J

If you have multiple Google Accounts connected to your Chrome browser, you can use the shortcut below to switch accounts. The shortcut below can also be used to navigate as a guest without a connected account.

    • Windows: Ctrl + Shift + M | macOS: Cmd + Shift + M

The shortcut below is used to open the Chrome Task Manager. This task manager is completely different from that of Windows. The latter is accessible via Ctrl + Alt + Delete.

To open the Development Tools panel, use the Chrome shortcut below. It contains the elements window, the console window and various other features to adjust your browser and settings.

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + Shift + I | macOS: Cmd + Shift + I

Various shortcuts in the address bar

The Chrome Omnibox, better known as the address bar, also offers very useful shortcuts. Take a look at some of them below. In this section, surprisingly, some of the code shortcuts are common to all three operating systems! However, if you want to turn Pixel's "application shortcuts" into home screen icons, refer to our guide.

Go directly to the Chrome address bar:

    • Windows: Alt + D | macOS: Cmd + I

Go to the address bar and search using the browser's default search engine:

    • Windows / Chrome operating system: Ctrl + K | macOS: Cmd + Option + F

This one is among my favorite and most frequently used Chrome shortcut. This is used to add www. and .com to a site name. For example, if you want to open www.droidviews.com, type droidviews and use the shortcut mentioned below:

    • Windows / Chrome OS / macOS: Ctrl + Enter

This concludes this exhaustive list of various important Chrome shortcuts. Let us know how many of them knew about it. Have we forgotten one of the most important ones? Let us know in the comments section below.

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