Most Frequently Used Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Chrome

General January 10th, 2017

Continuing on from last week’s blog post, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the keyboard shortcuts that I use on a daily basis within Google Chrome.  Efficiency is an integral part of success, no matter the task at hand.  So without further ado, here are my 20 most frequently used keyboard shortcuts within Google Chrome:


Ctrl + T: New Tab

Ctrl + J: Opens the Downloads tab

Ctrl + W: Close Tab

Ctrl + U: Opens the source code of the current webpage

Ctrl + F: Find text on a webpage

Ctrl + Enter: While in the address bar, this will add www. and .com to the domain

Ctrl + Page Up/Down: Shift between tabs

Ctrl + Backspace: Deletes an entire word in the address bar

Ctrl + Left Click: Opens up a hyperlink in a new tab while remaining on your current tab

Ctrl + Shift + Left Click: Opens up a hyperlink in a new tab while bringing you to the new tab

Ctrl + Shift + T: New Window

Ctrl + Shift + N: New Incognito Window (this is helpful when using a two Google accounts simultaneously)

Ctrl + Shift + Alt + M: Turn on/off Moz bar (Click here for the Chrome extension)

Ctrl + Shift + T: Re-open last closed tab

Ctrl + 1-8: Switches to the tab at the specified location on the tab strip

Ctrl + Right/Left Arrow: Highlight by character

Ctrl + Shift + Right/Left Arrow: Highlight by word, rather by character

Ctrl + Shift + B: Opens/closes your bookmarks bar

Alt + D: Brings your cursor right into the address bar

F5: Refreshes the current webpage


Like I said earlier, by no means is this a comprehensive list, but rather the shortcuts that I use most frequently.  I would also like to note that not all of these Chrome shortcuts are compatible with Firefox, however a few of them do work.  For  complete list of Chrome shortcuts follow this link here.  Do you utilize any tips or tricks to expedite your tasks?  Let me know down below in the comments!

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