Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome Browser - Tips & Tricks

Here are some common and useful keyboard shortcuts for the Chrome browser:

General Navigation:

  • Ctrl + T: Open a new tab.
  • Ctrl + N: Open a new Chrome window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopen the last closed tab.
  • Ctrl + W: Close the current tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + W: Close the current window.

Tab Management:

  • Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Page Down: Move to the next tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Page Up: Move to the previous tab.
  • Ctrl + 1-8: Switch to a specific tab.
  • Ctrl + 9: Switch to the last tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Open a new Incognito window.

Address Bar and Search:

  • Ctrl + L or F6: Highlight the address bar.
  • Ctrl + Enter: Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Delete: Open the Clear Browsing Data menu.

Page Navigation:

  • Backspace or Alt + Left Arrow: Go back to the previous page.
  • Shift + Backspace or Alt + Right Arrow: Go forward to the next page.
  • Ctrl + R or F5: Reload the current page.
  • Ctrl + Shift + R: Reload the current page, bypassing the cache (hard reload).

Zoom and Page Control:

  • Ctrl + + or Ctrl + Mouse Wheel Up: Zoom in.
  • Ctrl + - or Ctrl + Mouse Wheel Down: Zoom out.
  • Ctrl + 0: Reset zoom to default.
  • Spacebar: Scroll down on a webpage.
  • Shift + Spacebar: Scroll up on a webpage.

Bookmarks and History:

  • Ctrl + D: Add the current webpage to your bookmarks.
  • Ctrl + Shift + B: Toggle the bookmarks bar on or off.
  • Ctrl + H: Open the History page.


  • Ctrl + Shift + J: Open the Developer Tools.
  • F11: Toggle full-screen mode.
  • Ctrl + P: Print the current page.
  • Ctrl + S: Save the current page.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Del: Open the Clear Browsing Data menu.

These are just a selection of the many keyboard shortcuts available in the Chrome browser. Feel free to explore and use these shortcuts to navigate and control your browsing experience more efficiently.

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