Whether it be an OS, app, or web browser, keyboard shortcuts always come in handy to do tasks efficiently. If you are a macOS user, you can save a lot of time and energy with the help of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Mac. Google Chrome is among the most popular browsers for Mac users. To make it even easier to use, Google has created a list of shortcuts specifically designed for Chrome on Mac computers. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive list of all Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Mac and iPad which will help you navigate within the browser faster and easier.
If you happen to be a Windows user, you should check out these Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts.
List of Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac
Using these keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and increase your productivity while browsing the web using Google Chrome on your Mac. Almost all keyboard shortcuts involve the use of Command ⌘, Option ⌥, Control ⌃, Shift ⇧, and Fn (Function) keys to perform actions quickly.
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Chrome Window Shortcuts
- Command + Left Arrow or [ (left bracket): Go back to the previous page.
- Command + Right Arrow or ] (right bracket): Go to the next page.
- Command + H: Hide Google Chrome.
- Command + M: Minimize the current browser window.
- Command + Q: Quit Chrome browser.
- Command + N: Open a new window.
- Command + Shift + N: Open a new window in Incognito mode. Also, see how you can disable the incognito mode in Google Chrome.
- Command + Control + F: Enter or exit the full-screen mode.
- Command + Shift + W: Close the current window.
- Shift + Click a link: Open a link in a new browser window.
- Drag a tab into a window: Move a tab to a current window in Google Chrome.
- Fn + F11: Completely slide up the Chrome window to view the desktop screen.
Chrome Tab Shortcuts
- Command + a number key: This is the Google Chrome shortcut for switching tabs. This trick works only if the open tabs are in single digits i.e. 1 to 9.
- ⌘ + 1: Switch to the 1st tab on the left.
- ⌘ + 2: Switch to the second tab.
- ⌘ + 3: Switch to the third tab.
- ⌘ + 4: Switch to the fourth tab.
- ⌘ + 5: Switch to the fifth tab.
- ⌘ + 6: Switch to the sixth tab.
- ⌘ + 7: Switch to the seventh tab.
- ⌘ + 8: Switch to the eighth tab.
- ⌘ + 9: Switch to the last tab on the right.
- Command + Shift + T: Reopen a recently closed tab. Repeat this shortcut to open multiple tabs in the order they were closed.
- Command + Option + Right Arrow: Switch to the next tab.
- Command + Option + Left Arrow: Go back to the previous tab.
- Command + T: Open a new tab in Chrome.
- Command + W: Close a tab in Chrome.
- Command + Click a link: Open a link in a new background tab.
- Command + Shift + Click a link: Open a link, and jump to it.
- Control + Shift + Page Up: Move the active tab to right.
- Control + Shift + Page Down: Move the active tab to left.
- Drag a Link to a tab: Open a link in the current tab.
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Browser Function Shortcuts
- Command + , (comma): Open the Chrome Settings.
- Command + Option + Shift + I: Open the feedback form to report an issue to Google.
- Command + F: Open a Find box to locate a specific character, word, or phrase in a document or webpage.
- Command + G: Go to the next match in the Find Bar search results.
- Command + Shift + G: Go to the previous match in your Find Bar search.
- Command + Y: Open the Chrome browsing history page.
- Command + Shift + J: Open the Downloads page.
- Command + Shift + Delete: Open the Clear Browsing Data options in Chrome. You should also read our detailed guide about clearing the cache and browsing data in Chrome browser.
- Command + Option + I or Fn+ F12: Open the Developer Tools. Besides accessing various developer-level settings, you can get the option to boost the network speed in Chrome.
- Command + Shift + M: Log in as a different user or browse as a guest.
- Control + F2: Go to the main menu bar.
- Command + Shift + Home: Open the browser Home page.
- Command + Shif +I: Compose a new email message with a link to the current webpage.
- Command + O: Use this Google Chrome shortcut and select a file from your computer to open it in Google Chrome.
- Command + P: Show the options to print the current webpage. Also, see how to save a webpage as PDF in Safari and Chrome.
- Command + Shift + R: Reload the current page without loading the cached content.
- Command + S: Save the current webpage to your computer as an HTML file.
- Command + Option + U: Display the source code of a webpage.
- Command and + (plus) or – (minus): Make everything on a webpage bigger or smaller. Alternatively, you can also hold the Command key and scroll the mouse wheel up or down to zoom in or zoom out a webpage.
- Command + 0 (zero): Return everything on the page to the default size.
- Esc: Stop a web page from loading.
- Option + Click a link: Download the target of a link.
- Option + Left arrow: Move your cursor to the beginning of the previous word in a text field.
- Option + Right arrow: Move your cursor to the back of the next word in a text field.
- Space or Page Down: Scroll down a webpage, one screen at a time.
- Shift + Space or Page Up: Scroll up a webpage, one screen at a time.
- Tab: Navigate through clickable items on a web page. You can use Shift + Tab to browse clickable items moving backward.
- Click on the site logo: Go to the home page of the website.
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Bookmarking Shortcuts for Chrome
- Command + Shift + B: Show the Bookmarks bar. You can repeat this key combination to hide it again.
- Command + Option + B: Open the Bookmarks Manager.
- Command + D: Save your current webpage as a bookmark.
- Command + Shift + D: Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder.
- Drag a URL to the Bookmarks Bar: Save the current webpage as a bookmark.
Search and Address Bar Shortcuts
- Command + L: Go to the address bar of the current tab and highlight everything there- it’s an easier and faster way to clear the address bar and perform a new search.
- Command + Option + F: This is a Google search keyboard shortcut that you can use to refine your search queries. It’s easier to use than scrolling back up to the search bar, clicking it, and editing your search query to launch a new search.
- Command + L: Jump to the address bar
- Control + F5: Move the cursor to the address bar
- Down arrow + Shift + Fn+ Delete: Remove search query predictions from the address bar.
- Search engine name + Tab: Perform a web search using a different search engine than Chrome.
- Type a search query + Option + Return: Search for something in a new Chrome tab.
- Type a search query + Return: Do a search with your default search engine.
- Type a site name + Control + Return: Add www. and .com to a website name, and open it. To open a website in a new window, use Control + Shift + Return after typing the site name.
List of Google Chrome Shortcuts for iPad
If you also have an iPad and use Google Chrome on it for surfing the web, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to navigate and accomplish your browser tasks.
- Command + T: Open a new tab.
- Command + F: Search a webpage.
- Command + W: Close tab.
- Command + D: Bookmark a webpage.
- Command + R: Reload a webpage.
- Command + Y: Open browsing history.
- Command + Left Arrow: Go back to the previous page using this keyboard shortcut.
- Command + Right Arrow: Go to the next page.
- Shift + Command + .: Perform a voice search.
- Shift + Command + N: Open a new incognito tab.
- Shift + Command + T: Reopen a closed tab.
I hope that this list of Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Mac will help you perform your browser tasks much easier and faster. In case you think I missed out on any useful shortcuts, please leave a comment below. To keep this list for future reference, download this Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts PDF.