You might have seen that most people work very fast using keyboard shortcuts. You can use shortcut keys in Google chrome to perform lots of different tasks very quickly or to work without a mouse.

The Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts for tasks are presented throughout this article. You can learn keyboard shortcuts to perform actions quickly and make a note of shortcut keys through this website.

shortcut keys in google chrome
Google Chrome Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys in Google Chrome

  1. Ctrl+N = Open a new window
  2. Ctrl+Shift+N = Open a new window in incognito mode
  3. Ctrl+T  = Open a new tab
  4. Ctrl+O  = Open a file in the browser
  5. Ctrl+Shift+Q (twice)  = Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS
  6. Ctrl+W = Close the current tab
  7. Ctrl+Shift+W = Close the current window
  8. Ctrl+Shift+T  = “Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
  9. Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 =  Go to the tab at the specified position in the window.
  10. Ctrl+9 = Go to the last tab in the window.
  11. Search+1 through Search+= Use F1 to F12
  12. Alt+9  = Go to the last window open
  13. Ctrl+Tab =  Go to the next tab in the window
  14. Ctrl+Shift+Tab =  Go to the previous tab in the window
  15. Alt+Tab = Go to the next window you have opened.
  16. Alt+Shift+Tab = Go to the previous window you have opened
  17. Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar =  See your browsing history for the tab
  18. Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow =  Go to the previous page in your browsing history.
  19. Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow  = Go to the next page in your browsing history.
  20. Press Ctrl and click a link  = Open the link in a new tab in the background
  21. Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link  = Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab
  22. Press Shift and click a link  = Open the link in a new window
  23. Drag a link to a tab =  Open the link in the tab
  24. Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip =  Open the link in a new tab
  25. Type a URL in the address bar, then press Alt+Enter  = Open the URL in a new tab
  26. Press Esc key while dragging a tab  = Return the tab to its original position
  27. Ctrl+Shift+L  = Locks your screen.

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Final Words – I always use shortcut keys in Google chrome which very convenience for me.