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Making Google Chrome Work for You!

 

We know a lot of our readers use Google Chrome as their daily browser.  Since it is also our favorite, we thought it would be relevant to post some ways to make Chrome work better for you!  We scoured the web and came up with these cool keyboard shortcuts!

 

Page Navigation Shortcuts
  • Space Bar – Page down one full screen at a time

  • Page Down — Page down one full screen at a time

  • Down Arrow – Scroll Down

  • Shift  + Space Bar – Page up one full screen at a time

  • Page Up — Page up one full screen at a time

  • Up Arrow – Scroll Up

  • Home – Go to the top of the webpage

  • End – Go to the bottom of the webpage

Browser Window Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + N – Open a new window

  • Ctrl + Shift + N – Open a new window in incognito mode (Pages viewed in incognito mode won’t show in browser history or search history. They also won’t leave cookies or other traces)

  • Alt + F4 – Close the current window

  • Shift + Click on link – Open the link in a new window

Tab Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + Click on link – Open link in a new tab in the background

  • Ctrl + Shift — Click on link – Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab

  • Ctrl + T – Open a new tab

  • Ctrl + Shift + T – Reopen the last tab that was closed

  • Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 – Switch to the tab at the specified position

  • Ctrl + 9 – Switch to the last tab

  • Ctrl + Tab – Switch to the next tab

  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp – Switch to the previous tab

  • Backspace – Go to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab

  • Shift + Backspace  – Go to the next page in your browsing history for the tab

  • Ctrl + W – Close the current tab or pop-up

  • Alt + Home – Go to your homepage in the current tab

  • Ctrl + Click the Back Arrow, Forward Arrow, or Go button – Open destination in a new tab in the background

  • Drag a link to a tab – Open the link in the tab

  • Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip – Open the link in a new tab

  • Drag a tab out of the tab strip – Open the tab in a new window

  • Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window’s tab strip – Open the tab in the existing window

  • Press ESC while dragging a tab – Return the tab to its original position

Webpage Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + P – Print the current page

  • Ctrl + S – Save the current page

  • Ctrl + O – Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome

  • F5 – Reload the current page

  • Esc – Stop page loading

  • Ctrl + F5 – Reload the current page (ignore cached content)

  • Ctrl + D – Bookmark the current webpage

  • Ctrl + Shift + D – Save all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder

  • Alt + Click on link – Download link

  • Ctrl + F – Open the search box

  • F3 – Find the next match for your input in the search box

  • Shift + F3 – Find the previous match for your input in the search box

  • F11 – Open page in full screen mode

  • Ctrl + + – Make the text larger

  • Ctrl + –  – Make the text smaller

  • Ctrl + 0 – Return text to normal size

  • Ctrl + Shift + B – Toggle the bookmarks bar

  • Ctrl + H – View the History page

  • Ctrl + J – View the Downloads page

  • Shift + Esc – View the task manager

  • Ctrl + Shift + Delete – Open the Clear Browsing Data Dialog

  • F1 – Open the Help Center in a new tab

  • Ctrl + U – View page source code

Address Bar Shortcuts
  • Type a search term, then press Enter – Perform a search using your default search engine

  • Type a search engine URL, then press TAB, type a search term, and press Enter – Perform a search using search engine associated with the URL

  • Ctrl + Enter after typing base web address – Automatically add ‘www.’ and ‘.com’ what you have typed in the address bar and open that web address.

  • F6 – Highlight address bar contents

  • Type a web address then Alt + Enter – Open web address that appears in the address bar in a new tab

  • Ctrl + K – Initiate a Google search with the address bar. After typing the shortcut key, a ‘?’ will appear in the address bar. Type your query then press Enter.

  • Ctrl + Right Arrow – Jump to the next word in the address bar

  • Ctrl + Backspace – Delete the previous word in the address bar

  • Select an entry from the drop down menu in the address bar, then press Shift — Delete – Delete the entry from the browsing history

  • Click an entry in the address bar drop down list with the Middle Mouse Button – Open that URL in a new tab

Mouse Shortcuts
  • Middle click on link – Open the link in a new tab in the background

  • Shift + Middle click on link – Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab

  • Middle click on tab – Close the tab

  • Click the Back Button, Forward Arrow, or Go button with Middle Mouse Button –  Open destination in a new tab in the background

  • Shift + Scroll Wheel – Scroll horizontally

  • Ctrl + Scroll Wheel – Increase or decrease text size

 

 

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