I’m sure a majority of our readers use Google Chrome as their default browser on PC. So, why not learn some cool Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts that will make your browsing easier. In today’s fast-moving world, these shortcuts from the keyboard can accomplish a task in the blink of an eye. I use the Chrome browser and use the shortcut commands whenever possible. Gone are the days when you had to use the mouse/trackpad, hover, highlight, and click. Too much of work right.?
In this guide, I have covered the keyboard shortcuts that are required for the most commonly used tasks on the browser. This post covers all the commands for both Windows OS and macOS. Commands are pretty much similar. Keep in mind that wherever you use Ctrl for Windows, just replace that with Command key if you use the Chrome on macOS.
All Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
I have mentioned the shortcuts in a table separating the commands based on the platforms they will be used.
|Actions||Commands for Windows OS||Commands for macOS|
|Zoom in A Web page||Ctrl + +||Command + +|
|Zoom Out A Web page||Ctrl + –||Command + –|
|Reset webpage zoom to default||Ctrl+0||Command+0|
|Quickly access a website||Type site name in URL bar followed by Ctrl + Enter||Type site name in URL bar followed by Command + Enter|
|Switch between Tabs||Ctrl + 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/ 8||Command + 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/ 8|
|Toggle between hidden & shown bookmarks||Ctrl +Shift+B||Command +Shift+B|
|Open Clear Browsing Data page and remove private data||Ctrl + Shift +Del||Command + Shift +Del|
|Select all contents on a webpage||Ctrl + A||Command + A|
|Bookmark the current webpage||Ctrl + D||Command + A|
|Trigger the find bar in the URL bar||Ctrl + F||Command + A|
|Open browser history||Ctrl + H||Command+ H|
|Display downloads window||Ctrl + J||Command + J|
|Print the current webpage||Ctrl + P||Command + P|
|Open new window on Chrome||Ctrl + N||Command + N|
|Open A Chrome window in incognito mode||Ctrl + Shift+ N||Command + Shift+ N|
|Source code of Webpage||Ctrl + U||Command + U|
|Move the cursor to the URL bar to type anything and search||Ctrl + K||Command +K|
|Scroll down the webpage||Spacebar||Spacebar|
|Scroll upwards in the webpage||Shift + Spacebar||Shift + Spacebar|
|Closes the current webpage||Ctrl + W||Command + W|
|Closes the current browser window||Ctrl + Shift+ W||Command + Shift+ W|
|Access the Bookmark Manager||Ctrl + Shift+ O||Command + Shift+ O|
|Stop the page from loading||Esc||Esc|
So, that’s some of the commonly used keyboard shortcuts that you can use on the Google Chrome browser. If you did not know this beforehand, then try it now. If any cool technological thing saves your time, then one must use it to his advantage.