Chromebook and Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts

Chromebook and Chrome OS  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

Even though Chromebook is based on Chrome, it's keyboard shortcuts somewhat differ from Chrome shortcuts on other operating systems because of two reasons: Chromebooks offer additional features, as they are standalone computers. Reason two is Chromebook's keyboards has some additional keys like Search. Here is the list of shortcuts you can use on your Chromebook. We're sure they'll make you a faster Chromebook user.

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Ctrl + Switch

Window Take a screenshot

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Ctrl + F5

Take a screenshot

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + SwitchWindow then
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Take a partial screenshot

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5 then
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Power + VolumeDown

(if your Chromebook converts into a tablet) Take a screenshot

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Alt + Search

Toggle Caps Lock

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Search + L

Lock the screen

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Q

(twice) Sign out of your Google Account

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Ctrl + Alt + /

List all keyboard shortcuts available

Note: If you’re using a Windows or Mac keyboard, use the Windows key or Command key in place of the Search key.
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Ctrl + N

Open a new window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Open a new window in incognito mode

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Ctrl + T

Open a new tab

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Ctrl + O

Open a file in the browser

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Ctrl + W

Close the current tab

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Close the current window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Reopen the last tab or window that you closed

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Ctrl + 1

(… to Ctrl + 8) Go to tabs 1-8 in the window

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Ctrl + 9

Go to the last tab in the window

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Ctrl + â­¾ Tab

Go to the next tab in the window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Go to the previous tab in the window

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Alt + â­¾ Tab

Switch quickly between windows

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Alt + ↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Open the window least used recently

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Alt + ←

Go to previous page in your browsing history

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Alt + →

Go to the next page in your browsing history

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Ctrl +

and click a link: Open the link in a new tab in the background

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift then

and click a link: Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab

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↑   Shift then

and click a link: Open the link in a new window

  Drag the link to the tab's address bar to open the link in the tab.
  Drag the link to a blank area on the tab strip to open the link in a new tab.
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Alt + ⤶ Enter

(on address bar) Open the web page in a new tab

  While dragging the tab, press Esc to return the tab to its original position.
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Alt + [

Dock a window on the left

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Alt + ]

Dock a window on the right

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Search + Alt + M

Switch windows between screens (when your Chromebook is connected to a monitor)

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Alt + ↑

Page up

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or Search + ↑
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Alt + ↓

Page down

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or Search + ↓
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Space

Scroll down the web page

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑

Go to top of page

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Ctrl + Alt + ↓

Go to bottom of page

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Ctrl + P

Print your current page

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Ctrl + S

Save your current page

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Ctrl + R

Reload your current page

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Reload your current page without using cached content

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Ctrl + +

Zoom in on the page

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Ctrl + -

Zoom out on the page

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Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level

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Esc

Stop the loading of your current page

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Alt then

(click the link) Right-click a link

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Ctrl then

(click the link) Open the link in a new tab in the background

  To save the link as a bookmark, drag link to bookmarks bar.
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Ctrl + D

Save your current web page as a bookmark

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder

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Ctrl + F

Search the current page

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Ctrl + G

Go to the next match for your search

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or ⤶ Enter
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Go to the previous match for your search

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or ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter
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Ctrl + K

Perform a Google search

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or Ctrl + E
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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar, then open the page

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Ctrl + U

View page source

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Ä°

Show or hide the Developer Tools panel

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + J

Show or hide the DOM Inspector

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Show or hide the bookmarks bar

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Ctrl + H

Open the History page

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Ctrl + J

Open the Downloads page

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↑   Shift + Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Delete selected Autofill suggestion when filling in a form

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Alt + ↑   Shift + M

Open the Files app

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Select

the file, then press Space Preview a file in the Files app

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Ctrl + .

Display hidden files in the Files app

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↑   Shift + Alt + S

Open the status area (where your account picture appears)

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Alt + 1

… to Alt + 8: Click icons 1-8 on your shelf

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Alt + 9

Click the last icon on your shelf

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Search + 1

… to Search + =: Use F keys (F1 to F12)

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Alt + ↑   Shift + N

See your notifications

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Change screen resolution

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 0

Reset screen resolution to default

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Refresh

Rotate screen 90 degrees

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Ctrl + Alt + .

Switch to the next user

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Ctrl + Alt + ,

Switch to the previous user

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Alt + Search

Turn Caps Lock on or off

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Ctrl + A

Select everything on the page

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Ctrl + L

Select the content in the address bar

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or Alt + D
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + →

Select the next word or letter

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↑   Shift + Search + →

Select text to the end of the line

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↑   Shift + Search + ←

Select text to the beginning of the line

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ←

Select previous word or letter

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Ctrl + →

Move to the end of the next word

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Ctrl + ←

Move to the start of the previous word

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Ctrl + Search + →

Go to end of document

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Ctrl + Search + ←

Go to beginning of document

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Ctrl + C

Copy selected content to the clipboard

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Ctrl + V

Paste content from the clipboard

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste content from the clipboard as plain text

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Ctrl + X

Cut

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Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete the previous word

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Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Delete the next letter (forward delete)

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Ctrl + Z

Undo your last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redo your last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space

Switch between the keyboard languages that you've set

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Ctrl + Space

Switch to the previous keyboard language that you were using

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Alt + DecreaseBrightness

Dim keyboard (for backlit keyboards only)

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Alt + IncreaseBrightness

Make keyboard brighter (for backlit keyboards only)

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Ctrl + Alt + Z

Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off

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Ctrl + Search + H

Turn on high contrast mode

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↑   Shift + Alt + L

Highlight the launcher button on your shelf

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↑   Shift + Alt + L then â­¾ Tab

Highlight the next item on your shelf

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or ↑   Shift + Alt + L then →
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↑   Shift + Alt + L then ↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Highlight the previous item on your shelf

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or ↑   Shift + Alt + L then ←
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↑   Shift + Alt + L then Space

Open the highlighted button on your shelf

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or ↑   Shift + Alt + L then ⤶ Enter
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↑   Shift + Alt + L then Esc

Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf

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Ctrl + ←  â†’

Switch focus between status area, launcher, address bar, bookmarks bar (if visible), currently open page, downloads bar (if visible)

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Alt + ↑   Shift + B

Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)

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↑   Shift + Alt + T

Highlight the row with the address bar

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↑   Shift + Search + IncreaseVolume

Open right-click menu for highlighted item

  For information about using a braille device with your Chromebook, take a look at this Google support page.
  Source: Google support pages

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Program information

Program name: Chromebook and Chrome OS Chromebook and Chrome OS (Web applications)

Chromebook is a laptop or tablet that runs Chrome OS as operating system. Chrome OS is developed by Google. It is based on the Linux kernel and uses Google Chrome as the web browser and principal web interface. That means Chrome OS is largely based on web apps that can run in Chrome web browser.

Web page: google.com/chromebook

Last update: 11 November 2019

How easy to press shortcuts: 63%

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Shortcut count: 117

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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