Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Chrome

This is a collection of useful keyboard shortcuts for the Google Chrome Web Browser, that will speed up your browsing, and improve your experience.


(“Click”, with no other specification, means a Left Mouse Button Click.)

  • CTRL + Click: Open link in a new tab.
  • SHIFT + Click: Open link in a new window.
  • Middle Click: (On a link) Open link in a new tab (in the background.)
  • Middle Click: (On a tab) Closes the currently clicked tab.
  • Shift + Middle Click: Open in new tab, and shift focus to this newly opened tab.
  • ALT + Click: Save link target as...


  • CTRL + T: Open a new tab.
  • CTRL + N: Open a new window.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + N: Open a new incognito (private browsing) window.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Re-opens the last closed tab. (Repeat to keep re-opening previous tabs.)
  • ALT + Left or Right Arrow Key: Go forward or backwards in your browsing history.
  • CTRL + TAB Key: Change focus moving through the next tabs.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + TAB Key: Change focus moving through the previous tabs.
  • CTRL + PageUp: Go to the next tab.
  • CTRL + PageDown: Go to the previous tab.
  • CTRL + (1 through 9): Go to a tab in the chosen position.
  • CTRL + W: Close the current tab (if it were the only open tab, it would close your browser.)
  • ALT + F4: Close your browser window, no matter how many tabs were open.
  • CTRL + R: Reloads the current tab.
  • F5: Refreshes the current web address.
  • CTRL + P: Print the current webpage.
  • CTRL + F5: Refresh the current page, bypassing any cached version.
  • ALT + Home Key: Navigate to your homepage.

- Actions

  • CTRL + F: Search occurrences of the given text in the curent webpage.
  • F3: Go to the next search result with the current search query, in the current webpage.
  • CTRL + U: View source code of the current page.
  • CTRL + D: Add the current page to your bookmarks.
  • CTRL + H: Open your browsing history.
  • CTRL + B: Toggles the visibility of your bookmarks bar.
  • SHIFT + ESC: Opens up the task manager of Google Chrome.
  • ALT + F: Opens the tools menu.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + J: Opens the developer tools menu.
  • CTRL + O: Opens the selected file using Chrome.

- Address bar / URL

  • CTRL + L: Moves the cursor focus to the address bar, allowing you to write a new website address.
  • CTRL + K: (Also CTRL + E) Focuses on the address bar, including the ? symbol before your cursor, to perform a Google search.

After writing something in the address bar:

  • CTRL + ENTER: Adds “www.” and “.com” to the text we've written, and navigates to that URL.
  • ALT + ENTER: Open the chosen URL in a new tab
  • CTRL + ALT + ENTER: Adds “www.” and “.com” to the text we've written, and loads that address in a new tab.

What ind of Headphones / Ear Buds should you buy?

Let's simplify all the information related to Ohm (Ohms), dB (Decibels) and Hz (Hertzs). There is a lot of technical information around the Internet trying to explain what they are, but they don't answer the quick, frequent question of what should I take into account when purchasing a new set of headphones?

TrebleClick aims to make your life easier, so we're going to simplify all that, and explain it in an easy-to-understand way:

Ohm, dB and Hz: what they are, what's their purpose, and why are they important?

  • Ohm: Ohms are the Impedance of your headphones, or, in plain English: the resistance that your headphones oppose to the flow of an electric current. This determines the amount of power that reaches your headphones, in relation to the amount of power sent. More Ohms will require a higher power input value to work properly. If the resistance value is very high, your system will need an amplifier. You will find the nominal value of resistance in the technical specifications of your headphones. 16, 24 or 32 are usual Ohm values, and they should work for regular purposes.
  • dB: The Decibels represent the Sound Pressure Level (SPL), or the audio volume power. Higher dB values will make the sound in your headphones be louder. But higher dB values will also lead to earlier distortion in such sound. The higher this volume value is, the closer to the distortion threshold you'll be.
  • Hz: Hertzs are the Audio Frequency, and they actually are the most important parameter to take into account when considering the sound quality of some new headphones. The Hertzs represent the frequency range that your headphones will play back, from the lowest bass to the highest treble. This usually comes specified in minimum and maximum values, so the best headphone sets will have broader ranges, with a lower minimum, and a higher maximum. Human ear can hear sound frequencies ranging between 20 and 20.000 Hz.

Conclusion: what do I need in my headphones?

If you are a professional sound technician, or an expert, and you already have a pretty decent sound system, you won't probably even need to read this, and you may even disagree about some details. But if you are just an average computer user, avid gamer or designer, and the only thing you want is some headphones to use with your computer or laptop, the only things you need to take into account when choosing them are as follows:

  • A higher dB value implies higher sound volume. The usual values are set around 112 dB/mW.
  • Higher Ohm mean higher resistance values, and this means that you'll need higher input power values - otherwise, you'll experience a lower sound volume. Nominal Ohm values of 16, 24 or 32 are the most frequent ones.
  • A higher Hz range will play more sound frequencies, providing higher quality sound playback. This is the other key parameter. 20-20.000 Hz is okay. From that point on, a broader frequency range (like 12-28.000 Hz) should have better sound quality, while a narrower frequency bandwidth (for example, 21-18.000 Hz) would provide lower sound quality.