20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

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googleI recently posted some more in-depth tips for Google Chrome and due to the popularity of that post here are 20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome. Its good to get into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts if you can, its just faster and simpler to do many things.

I like Google Chrome – Google say its fast, simple and secure – although, its true there sometimes are some issues,  it can be a little temperamental – like the The webpage is not available error – there are usually ways to fix Chrome. One trick is always to keep an eye on your chrome extensions, but that’s for another post.

These are for Windows only but for Mac I believe you replace Ctrl with the ⌘ symbol.

20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

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Web-page keyboard shortcuts

  • Print a page – Ctrl/P
  • Save a page – Ctrl/S
  • Stop a page loading – Esc
  • Find (to search on a page) – Ctrl/F

Window and Tab ShortCuts for Chrome

  • Zoom in – Ctrl +  (or Ctrl with mouse wheel)
  • Zoom out – Ctrl –  (or Ctrl with mouse wheel)
  • Open a new window – Ctrl/N 
  • Open a new tab – Ctrl/T
  • Open the last tab you closed – Ctrl/Shift/T  
  • Switch to last tab – Ctrl/9

Feature Shortcuts for Chrome

  • Open the Chrome Menu – Alt/F Alt/e or F10
  • Bookmarks bar – Ctrl+Shift_B
  • Open History Page – Ctrl/H
  • Open Downloads Page – Ctrl/J
  • Open Task Manager – Ctrl/Shift/Esc
  • Change users – Ctrl/Shift/M

Text Shortcuts

These are very handy to remember – for other websites such as wordpress who sometimes doesn’t allow you to File-Copy-Paste.

  • Copy Text – Ctrl/C
  • Paste Text – Ctrl/V  (not P, thats print!)
  • Paste Content without formatting – Ctrl/Shift/V
  • Delete text and copy – Ctrl/X (or Shift/Delete)

There we go – I’m sure you will find some of those 20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome useful. Have a good read through, I bet there are a few things that you have to do on chrome on a regular basis that you always have to search for how to do, just try to remember a few at a time and it will come second nature – as you see mostly its using the Ctrl key and another, which usually is a first initial or something that can be remembered like F for find or C for copy