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
- Ctrl+N = Open a new window
- Ctrl+Shift+N = Open a new window in incognito mode
- Ctrl+T = Open a new tab
- Ctrl+O = Open a file in the browser
- Ctrl+Shift+Q (twice) = Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS
- Ctrl+W = Close the current tab
- Ctrl+Shift+W = Close the current window
- Ctrl+Shift+T = “Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
- Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 = Go to the tab at the specified position in the window.
- Ctrl+9 = Go to the last tab in the window.
- Search+1 through Search+= Use F1 to F12
- Alt+9 = Go to the last window open
- Ctrl+Tab = Go to the next tab in the window
- Ctrl+Shift+Tab = Go to the previous tab in the window
- Alt+Tab = Go to the next window you have opened.
- Alt+Shift+Tab = Go to the previous window you have opened
- Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar = See your browsing history for the tab
- Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow = Go to the previous page in your browsing history.
- Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow = Go to the next page in your browsing history.
- Press Ctrl and click a link = Open the link in a new tab in the background
- Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link = Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab
- Press Shift and click a link = Open the link in a new window
- Drag a link to a tab = Open the link in the tab
- Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip = Open the link in a new tab
- Type a URL in the address bar, then press Alt+Enter = Open the URL in a new tab
- Press Esc key while dragging a tab = Return the tab to its original position
- 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.