Google Chrome web browser is one of the fastest and light weight. Why not take the full potential of Chrome by using these keyboard shortcuts and surf the Internet much more faster? Keyboard and mouse shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and mouse clicks that you can use to do specific actions. Knowing the Google Chrome shortcuts listed below can help save you time. Previously, we had written an article about keyboard shortcuts for the Windows version of Google Chrome.

Below are the keyboard shortcuts related to Google Chrome Mac version:

Tab and window shortcuts

⌘-N Opens a new window.
⌘-T Opens a new tab.
⌘-Shift-N Opens a new window in incognito mode.
⌘-B Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.
Press âŒ˜-O, then select file. Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.
Press âŒ˜ and click a link. Or click a link with your middle mouse button (or mouse wheel). Opens the link in a new tab in the background .
Press âŒ˜-Shift and click a link. Or pressShift and click a link with your middle mouse button (or mouse wheel). Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab.
Press Shift and click a link. Opens the link in a new window.
⌘-Shift-T Reopens the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
Drag a tab out of the tab strip. Opens the tab in a new window.
Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window. Opens the tab in the existing window.
Ctrl-Tab Switches to the next tab.
Ctrl-Shift-Tab Switches to the previous tab.
⌘-Q Closes Google Chrome.
⌘-W Closes the current tab or pop-up.
Click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar. Displays your browsing history in the tab.
Delete Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.
Shift-Delete Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.
Double-click the blank area on the tab strip. Maximizes the window.

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Type a search term, then press Enter. Performs a search using your default search engine.
Type a search engine keyword, pressSpace, type a search term, and pressEnter. Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.
Begin typing a search engine URL, pressTab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter. Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.
Ctrl+Enter Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.
Type a URL, then press âŒ˜-Enter. Opens the URL in a new background tab.
⌘-L Highlights the URL.
Press Option and the left arrow together. Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar
Press Option and the right arrow together. Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar
Press Shift-Option and the left arrow together. Highlights the preceding key term in the address bar
Press Shift-Option and the right arrow together. Highlights the next key term in the address bar
⌘-Delete Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar
Press Page Up or Page Down in the address bar menu. Selects the previous or next entry in the menu.

Webpage shortcuts

⌘-P Prints your current page.
⌘-S Saves your current page.
⌘-R Reloads your current page.
⌘-F Opens the find bar.
⌘-G Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.
⌘-Shift-G or Shift-Enter Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.
Press Option and click a link. Downloads the target of the link.
Drag a link to bookmarks bar Bookmarks the link.
⌘-D Bookmarks your current webpage.
Space bar Scrolls down the web page.

Text shortcuts

⌘-C Copies highlighted content to the clipboard.
⌘-V Pastes content from the clipboard.
⌘-X or Shift-Delete Deletes the highlighted content and copies it to the clipboard.

We will update with more keyboard shortcuts related to other browsers too.

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3 Comments

  1. The latest Google Chrome update (2/11) no longer allows the address bar URL shortcut feature: when you press “Control” + “Enter” after typing in a single term, it now gives you a page full of searches instead! VERY ANNOYING!

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