The 33 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome


What if you could navigate Google Chrome at lightning speed?

Well, it turns out you can. By learning a few simple Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts, you can speed up your prospecting research, gain valuable insights about your leads faster, and really build out that pipeline.

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Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Goal Shortcut

Open a new tab

Hold Command and press T

Close the current tab

Hold Command and press W

Reopen last tab closed

Hold Command and Shift, then press T

View next tab

Hold Command and Option, then press the right arrow key

View previous tab

Hold Command and Option, then press the left arrow key

Jump to a specific tab

Hold Command and select the appropriate number

Open a hyperlink in a new tab

Hold Command and click the link

Open a link in a new window

Hold Shift and click the link

Put a cursor in the search bar

Hold Command and press L

Erase the current search

Hold Command and press delete

Highlight the next word in search

Hold Shift and Option, then press the right arrow key

Highlight the last word in a search

Hold Shift and Option, then press the left arrow key

Go back to the previous page

Press delete

Go forward to the next page

Hold Shift and press delete

Reload the current page

Hold Command and press R

Open the find bar

Hold Command and press F

Scroll to the next keywords in find bar

Press Enter

Scroll to previous keywords in the find bar

Hold Shift and press Enter

Save the current page as a bookmark

Hold Command and press D

Open the settings page

Hold Command and press the Comma key

Open the downloads page

Hold Command and Shift, then press J

Open a new window

Hold Command and press N

Drag a tab out of your window

Click the tab and drag it downwards

Close the current window

Hold Command and Shift, then press W

Minimize the current window

Hold Command and press M

Maximize the current window

Hold Control and Command, then press F

Scroll down the web page

Tap the Space Bar

Quit Google Chrome

Hold Command and press Q

Jump to the last tab

Hold Command and press the number nine

Hide Google Chrome

Hold Command and press H

Log in as a different user

Hold Command and press Shift and M

Clear browsing data

Hold Command and press Shift and Delete

Search for selected text

Hold Command and press E

1. Open a new tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: Open a new tab

Mac: Hold Command and press T.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press T.

2. Close Tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: close tab

Mac: Hold Command and press W.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press W.

3. Open a closed tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open a closed tab

Mac: Hold Command and Shift, then Press T.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then Press T.

4. View the next tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: view the next tab

Mac: Hold Command and Option, then press the right arrow key.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press Tab.

5. View the previous tab.

Mac: Hold Command and Option, then press the left arrow key.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press 9.

6. Switch to a specific tab (first eight tabs).

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: switch to a specific tab

Mac: Hold Command and select the appropriate number. For example, if I need to jump to the seventh tab open, I hold Command and press 7. If I need to jump back to the second tab open, I hold Command and press 2.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and select the appropriate number.

7. Open link in a new tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open link in a new tab

Mac: Hold Command and click the link.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and click the link.

8. Open link in new window.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open link in a new window

Mac: Hold Shift and click the link.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then click the link.

9. Put a cursor in the search bar.

Mac: Hold Command and press L.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press L.

10. Erase the current search.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: put a cursor in the search bar

Mac: Hold Command and press delete.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press Backspace.

11. Highlight the next word in search.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: highlight the next word in search

Mac: Hold Shift and Option, then press the right arrow key.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press the right arrow key.

12. Highlight the previous word in search.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: highlight the previous word in search

Mac: Hold Shift and option, then press the left arrow key.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press the left arrow key.

13. Go back to the previous page.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: go back to the previous page

Mac: Press delete.

Windows PC & Linux: Press Backspace.

14. Go forward to the next page.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: go forward to the next page

Mac: Hold Shift and press delete.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold shift and press Backspace.

15. Reload the current page.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: reload the current page

Mac: Hold Command and press R to quickly reload it.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press R.

16. Open the find bar.
Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open the find bar

Mac: Hold Command and press F.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press F.

17. Scroll to the next keywords in the find bar.

Google Chrome Shortcut: Scroll to the next keywords in the find bar

Mac: Press Enter to move to the next search term.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl, Shift, and press G.

18. Scroll to the previous keyword in the find bar.

Google Chrome Shortcut: Scroll to the previous keywords in the find bar

Mac: Hold Shift and press Enter.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press G.

19. Save the current page as a bookmark.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: save the current page as a bookmark

Mac: Hold Command and press D.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press D.

20. Open the settings page.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open the settings page

Mac: Hold Command and press the comma key.

Windows PC & Linux: There is no keyboard shortcut for this for PC.

21. Open the downloads page.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open the downloads page

Mac: Hold Command and Shift, then press J

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press J.

22. Open a new window.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: open a new window

Mac: Hold Command and press N.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and press N.

23. Drag a tab out of the strip to open in a new window.

No this isn’t a keyboard shortcut, but it’s just as useful. If I want to focus on only one tab, I’ll click the tab and drag it downwards until a new window opens. This helps me focus on only one tab, by removing it from a cluster of too many other tabs.

24. Close a window.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: close a window

Mac: Hold Command and Shift, then press W.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press W.

25. Minimize the current window.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: minimize the current window

Mac: Hold Command and press M.

Windows PC & Linux: There is no keyboard shortcut for this for PC.

26. Maximize window.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: maximize a window

Mac: Hold Control and Command, then press F.

Windows PC & Linux: Press F4.

27. Scroll down the web page.

All Operating Systems: To scroll to the bottom of the page, tap the Space Bar once.

28. Quit Google Chrome.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: quit google chrome

Mac: Hold Command and press Q.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and Shift and press Q.

29. Jump to the last tab.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: jump to last tab

Mac: Hold Command and then press the number nine.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Ctrl and then press the number nine.

30. Hide Google Chrome.

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: hide google chrome

Mac: Hold Command and press H.

Windows PC & Linux: There is no shortcut for this for PC.

31. Log in as a different user

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: login as a different user

Mac: Hold Command + Shift + M.
Windows PC & Linux: Hold Control + Shift + M.

32. Clear browsing data

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: clear browsing data

Mac: Hold Command + Shift + Delete.

Windows PC & Linux: Hold Control + Shift + Delete.

33. Search for selected text

Chrome Keyboard Shortcut: search for selected text

Mac: Hold Command + E.

Windows PC & Linux: There is no shortcut for this for PC.

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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