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Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

If you wish to work like a pro with any new software or tool you need to invest a bit of time to learn the ‘tricks’ and shortcuts that are making you more productive. Here is a nice short list you can memorize in 12-14min… Lots of shortcuts are ‘traivial’ (e.g. Ctrl-C and Ctrl-v) but It might be worth the time to have a look at see some of the ‘tricky’ one that you might not aware they are there. It will save you time (which is the most expensive resource you have, no?) I’ve put some of the ‘nice’ ones in bold. If you have other suggestions please feel free to let me know.

PAGE SHORTCUTS

  • Ctrl and +  –> Zoom in on the page
  • Ctrl and –  –> Zoom out on the page
  • Ctrl+0 –> Reset zoom level
  • Press Alt and up arrow – Page up
  • Press Alt and down arrow – Page down
  • Space bar – Scroll down the web page
  • Press Ctrl+Alt and up arrow – Home
  • Press Ctrl+Alt and down arrow – End
  • 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
  • Esc – Stop the loading of your current page
  • Press Alt and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
  • Ctrl+D – Save your current webpage as a bookmark
  • Ctrl+Shift+D – Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder
  • Drag a link to bookmarks bar – Save the link as a bookmark
  • Ctrl+F – Open the find bar to search your current page
  • Ctrl+G or Enter – Go to the next match for your input in the find bar
  • Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+Enter – Go to the previous match for your input in the find bar
  • Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E – Perform a search. Type a search term after the question mark in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Ctrl+Enter – Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL
  • Ctrl+ Take a screenshot of your current page
  • Ctrl+U – View page source
  • Ctrl+Shift+I – Toggle the display of the Developer Tools panel
  • Ctrl+Shift+J – Toggle the display of the DOM Inspector

TAB AND WINDOW NAVIGATION

  • Ctrl+N – Open a new window – But I find myself using the open tab shortcut much more (it’s the next one).
  • Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
  • Ctrl+Shift+N – Open a new window in incognito mode
  • Ctrl+O – Open a file in the browser
  • Ctrl+Shift+Q – Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS
  • Ctrl+W – Close the current tab
  • Ctrl+Shift+W – Close the current window
  • Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
  • Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 – Go to the tab at the specified position in the window
  • Ctrl+9 – Go to the last tab in the window
  • Alt+1 through Alt+9 – Go to the window at the specified position
  • Alt+9 – Go to the last window open
  • Ctrl+Tab – Go to the next tab in the window
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab- Go to the previous tab in the window
  • Alt+Tab – Go to the next window you have open
  • Alt+Shift+Tab – Go to the previous window you have open
  • Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar – See your browsing history for the tab
  • Go to previous page in your browsing history – Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow.
  • Go to the next page in your browsing history – Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow.
  • Press Ctrl and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
  • Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link – Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab
  • Press Shift and click a link – Open the link in a new window
  • 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
  • Type a URL in the address bar, then press Alt+Enter – Open the URL in a new tab
  • Press Esc while dragging a tab – Return the tab to its original position

BROWSER SETTINGS AND NAVIGATION

  • Ctrl+Shift+B -Toggle the display of the bookmarks bar. Bookmarks appear on the New Tab page if the bar is hidden.
  • Ctrl+M – Open the file manager
  • Ctrl+H – Open the History page
  • Ctrl+J – Open the Downloads page
  • Shift+Esc – Open the Task Manager
  • Ctrl+Alt+/ – Open the list of available keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+? – Go to the Help Center
  • Ctrl+ – Configure monitor display
  • Shift+Alt+S – Place focus on the status area in the top-right corner of the screen. Use the actions listed for Shift+Alt+T to move the focus.
  • Shift+Alt+T –
  • Place focus on the browser toolbar
    • – Press Tab or the right arrow to focus on the next item in the toolbar
    • – Press Shift+Tab or the left arrow to focus on the previous item in the toolbar
    • – Press Ctrl+Alt and the up arrow to focus on the first item in the toolbar
    • – Press Ctrl+Alt and the down arrow to focus on the last item in the toolbar
    • – Press Space or Enter to activate buttons, including page actions and browser
    • actions
    • – Press Shift + to open the context menu for the button (if available).
    • – Press Esc to return focus to the page
  • Alt+Shift+B -Place focus on the bookmarks bar. Use the actions listed for
  • Shift+Alt+T – to move the focus.
  • Alt+E or Alt+F – Open the wrench menu on the browser toolbar

TEXT EDITING SHORTCUTS

  • Ctrl+A Select everything on the page
  • Ctrl+L or Alt+D Select the content in the address bar
  • Press Ctrl+Shift and right arrow Select next word or letter
  • Press Ctrl+Shift and left arrow Select previous word or letter
  • Press Ctrl and right arrow – Move to the start of the next word
  • Press Ctrl and left arrow – Move to the start of the previous word
  • Press Alt and up arrow – Page up
  • Press Alt and down arrow – Page down
  • Press Ctrl+Alt and up arrow – Home
  • Press Ctrl+Alt and down arrow – End
  • 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
Here is the one for fix your Dad’s computer – The quick and easy way


For the full updated list of shortcuts try the official ChromeOS site

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