Chromebook and Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts

Chromebook and Chrome OS

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
13 months 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.

Ctrl + Switch

Window Take a screenshot

Ctrl + F5

Take a screenshot

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + SwitchWindow then Mouse left click then Mouse movement

Take a partial screenshot

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5 then Mouse left click then Mouse movement
Power + VolumeDown

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

Alt + Search

Toggle Caps Lock

Search + L

Lock the screen

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Q

(twice) Sign out of your Google Account

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.
Ctrl + N

Open a new window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Open a new window in incognito mode

Ctrl + T

Open a new tab

Ctrl + O

Open a file in the browser

Ctrl + W

Close the current tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Close the current window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Reopen the last tab or window that you closed

Ctrl + 1

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

Ctrl + 9

Go to the last tab in the window

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Go to the next tab in the window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Go to the previous tab in the window

Alt + ⭾ Tab

Switch quickly between windows

Alt + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Open the window least used recently

Alt +

Go to previous page in your browsing history

Alt +

Go to the next page in your browsing history

Ctrl + Mouse left click

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

Ctrl + ↑   Shift then Mouse left click

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

↑   Shift then Mouse left click

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.
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.
Alt + [

Dock a window on the left

Alt + ]

Dock a window on the right

Search + Alt + M

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

Alt +

Page up

or Search +
Alt +

Page down

or Search +
Space

Scroll down the web page

Ctrl + Alt +

Go to top of page

Ctrl + Alt +

Go to bottom of page

Ctrl + P

Print your current page

Ctrl + S

Save your current page

Ctrl + R

Reload your current page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Reload your current page without using cached content

Ctrl + +

Zoom in on the page

Ctrl + -

Zoom out on the page

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level

Esc

Stop the loading of your current page

Alt then Mouse left click

(click the link) Right-click a link

Ctrl then Mouse left click

(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.
Ctrl + D

Save your current web page as a bookmark

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

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

Ctrl + F

Search the current page

Ctrl + G

Go to the next match for your search

or ⤶ Enter
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Go to the previous match for your search

or ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter
Ctrl + K

Perform a Google search

or Ctrl + E
Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

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

Ctrl + U

View page source

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + İ

Show or hide the Developer Tools panel

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + J

Show or hide the DOM Inspector

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Show or hide the bookmarks bar

Ctrl + H

Open the History page

Ctrl + J

Open the Downloads page

↑   Shift + Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Delete selected Autofill suggestion when filling in a form

Alt + ↑   Shift + M

Open the Files app

Select

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

Ctrl + .

Display hidden files in the Files app

↑   Shift + Alt + S

Open the status area (where your account picture appears)

Alt + 1

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

Alt + 9

Click the last icon on your shelf

Search + 1

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

Alt + ↑   Shift + N

See your notifications

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Change screen resolution

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

Reset screen resolution to default

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Refresh

Rotate screen 90 degrees

Ctrl + Alt + .

Switch to the next user

Ctrl + Alt + ,

Switch to the previous user

Alt + Search

Turn Caps Lock on or off

Ctrl + A

Select everything on the page

Ctrl + L

Select the content in the address bar

or Alt + D
Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select the next word or letter

↑   Shift + Search +

Select text to the end of the line

↑   Shift + Search +

Select text to the beginning of the line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Select previous word or letter

Ctrl +

Move to the end of the next word

Ctrl +

Move to the start of the previous word

Ctrl + Search +

Go to end of document

Ctrl + Search +

Go to beginning of document

Ctrl + C

Copy selected content to the clipboard

Ctrl + V

Paste content from the clipboard

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste content from the clipboard as plain text

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete the previous word

Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Delete the next letter (forward delete)

Ctrl + Z

Undo your last action

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redo your last action

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space

Switch between the keyboard languages that you've set

Ctrl + Space

Switch to the previous keyboard language that you were using

Alt + DecreaseBrightness

Dim keyboard (for backlit keyboards only)

Alt + IncreaseBrightness

Make keyboard brighter (for backlit keyboards only)

Ctrl + Alt + Z

Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off

Ctrl + Search + H

Turn on high contrast mode

↑   Shift + Alt + L

Highlight the launcher button on your shelf

↑   Shift + Alt + L then ⭾ Tab

Highlight the next item on your shelf

or ↑   Shift + Alt + L then
↑   Shift + Alt + L then ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Highlight the previous item on your shelf

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

Open the highlighted button on your shelf

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

Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf

Ctrl + ←  →

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

Alt + ↑   Shift + B

Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)

↑   Shift + Alt + T

Highlight the row with the address bar

↑   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 (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: https://www.google.com/chromeb...

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