Check out some keyboard shortcuts to make your life easy on the most used browser–Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is used by more than 60% of internet users, distantly followed by Apple’s Safari.

Google Chrome market share

While, at present, it seems easy to imagine Chrome as the undisputed king of browsers, this was a result of great strategies executed right that you can catch in Chrome’s history.

Put simply, from hiring expert developers and starting from scratch, Google Chrome brought blazing fast web browsing to the masses, dethroning the old and ugly Internet Explorer.

And interestingly, most Chrome alternatives, including Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, etc., are based on Chromium–the open source project powering Chrome.

So, that’s like using Chrome in different flavors. Still, a few browsers like Safari, Firefox, etc., aren’t Chromium-based and are actual Chrome alternatives worthy of mention.

But, this was just for some context, and we aren’t here to discuss Chrome’s competitors or its alternatives, no matter how insignificant they might be.

We have put this together as a guide depicting some Chrome keyboard shortcuts that can help things done quickly.

So without any further ado, let’s begin.

Chrome Windows/Linux Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt + f/eOpen the Chrome menu
Alt + f then xQuit Google Chrome
Alt + HomeOpen the home page in the current tab
Alt + Left arrowOpen the previous page
Alt + Right arrowOpen the next page
Alt + Space then nWindow Minimize
Alt + Space then xWindow Maximize
Ctrl + 0Page size reset
Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8Jump to a specific tab
Ctrl + 9Jump to the rightmost tab
Ctrl + dSave your current webpage as a bookmark
Ctrl + f or F3Current page search bar
Ctrl + g or Ctrl + Shift + gJump to the next or previous match of your search bar term
Ctrl + hCheck browsing history
Ctrl + jOpen Chrome downloads
Ctrl + l or Alt + d or F6Jump to the address bar
Ctrl + nOpen a new window
Ctrl + o, then select a fileOpen a file in Chrome
Ctrl + pCurrent page print
Ctrl + sSave the current page
Ctrl + Shift + bBookmarks bar visibility toggle
Ctrl + Shift + dSave all open tabs as bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteClear browsing data menu
Ctrl + Shift + j or F12Open developer tools
Ctrl + Shift + nOpen a new window in Incognito mode
Ctrl + Shift + oOpen the Bookmarks Manager
Ctrl + Shift + PgUp/PgDnMove the Current tab left/right
Ctrl + Shift + tReopen previously closed tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUpJump to the previous open tab
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDnJump to the next open tab
Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4Close the current window
Ctrl + tOpen a new tab
Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4Close the current tab
Ctrl + uDisplay web-page’s HTML source code
Ctrl and +/-Zoom in/out
Home/EndGo to the top/bottom of the page
EscStop the page loading
F1Chrome Help Center
F10Select the rightmost item in the Chrome toolbar
F11Full-screen toggle
F5 or Ctrl + rCurrent page reload
double press F6Switch focus to the current tab
F7Turn on caret browsing (cursor navigation)
Shift + Alt + tSet focus on the first item in the Chrome toolbar
Shift + EscOpen the Chrome Task Manager
Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + rReload the current page, ignoring cached content
Shift + Scroll your mouse wheelHorizontal Scrolling
Shift + Space or PgUpScroll up a webpage
Space or PgDnScroll down a webpage
TabSelect clickable items starting from first
Shift + TabSelect clickable items starting from last

Chrome Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Description
Control + F2Jump to the main menu
⌘ + qQuit Google Chrome
⌘ + Shift + hOpen the home page in the current tab
⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left arrowOpen the previous page
⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right arrowOpen the next page
⌘ + mWindow Minimize
⌘ + 0Page size reset
⌘ + 1 through ⌘ + 8Jump to a specific tab
⌘ + 9Jump to the rightmost tab
⌘ + dSave your current webpage as a bookmark
⌘ + eFind selected text in the search bar
⌘ + fCurrent page search bar
⌘ + g or ⌘ + Shift + gJump to the next or previous match of your search bar term
⌘ + hHide Chrome
⌘ + yCheck browsing history
⌘ + Shift + jOpen Chrome downloads
⌘ + nOpen a new window
⌘ + o, then select a fileOpen a file in Chrome
⌘ + pCurrent page print
⌘ + sSave the current page
⌘ + Shift + bBookmarks bar visibility toggle
⌘ + Shift + dSave all open tabs as bookmarks
⌘ + Shift + DeleteClear browsing data menu
⌘ + Option + iOpen developer tools
⌘ + Option + jOpen javascript console
⌘ + Shift + nOpen a new window in Incognito mode
⌘ + Option + bOpen the Bookmarks Manager
Control + Shift + PgUp/PgDnMove the Current tab left/right
⌘ + Shift + tReopen previously closed tabs
⌘ + Option + Left arrowJump to the previous open tab
⌘ + Option + Right arrowJump to the next open tab
⌘ + Shift + wClose the current window
⌘ + tOpen a new tab
⌘ + wClose the current tab
⌘ + Option + pOpen Page Setup
⌘ + Option + uDisplay web-page’s HTML source code
⌘ and +/-Zoom in/out
⌘ + Up/Down arrowGo to the top/bottom of the page
⌘ + ,Open settings
EscStop the page loading
⌘ + Control + fFull-screen toggle
F7Turn on caret browsing (cursor navigation)
⌘ + Shift + rReload the current page, ignoring cached content
⌘ + Option + fWeb search
Shift + SpaceScroll up a webpage
SpaceScroll down a webpage
TabSelect clickable items starting from first
Shift+TabSelect clickable items starting from last

Conclusion

So these were some Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows/Linux and Mac.

But while Chrome is good at what it does, sometimes it becomes a resource hog. Fret not! We also have some tips and tricks to optimize Chrome’s memory usage.