Google Chrome: Use the Keyboard Shortcuts

As with other browsers, Chrome has keyboard shortcuts that allow you to easily get to variable places in the browser or to access additional functionality. In most cases, the keyboard shortcuts are more time efficient than relying on the mouse and interface. Here are the ones that I found to be most beneficial.

Shift+Escape – brings up the Chrome Task Manager

Ctrl+Shift+T – Chrome reopens the last tab that was closed

Alt+Home – opens your homepage

Ctrl+T – open a new tab

Ctrl+click a link – opens link in new tab

Shift+click a link – opens link in new window

Ctrl+N – opens new window

Ctrl+B – toggles the Bookmarks bar

Ctrl+H – opens the History page

Ctrl+J – opens the Download page

Ctrl+U – view source of the current page

You can find a comprehensive listing of all of Chrome’s keyboard shortcuts at the Google Chrome Help Center.


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  • Nodelink

    I was looking for keyboard shortcuts for Google Books reader inside on Google Chrome on Windows 7.

  • Robert Bridge

    I have been using internet explorer and the old gogle site for years and was happy with it but more recently I kept getting prompts to put google chrome or another browser installed or as it said you will loose explorer 8.This I did using Google Chrome and it look pretty good but it annoyed me since I could not now go straight to outlook express since thier was now not an access button on chrome,therefore i have to go back to the start page and click on outlook that way every time and its annoying.Thinking of reverting back to the old style Google with internet explorer since I dont think we can put an access button straight to explorer on chrome?.