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.