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Google Chrome Hot Keys

| Tuesday, 23 September 2008
As many of us know the use of hot keys can speed up the use of our web browser and make it easy to operate so I have collected together a list of fast keys for Google Chrome Browser.



1. Blank Screen
This gives you a 3 second diversion, it turns your screen temporarily blank before initiating a screen saver, To do this type in 'about:internets' into the address bar.
Note: This Will Only Work In Windows XP






2. Downloads
Press Ctrl + J To bring up a new tab will all your downloads in it.

3. Refresh
Pressing F5, will refresh your current tab, So If your looking at the latest results or something just hit F5 and the page will reload.






4. Google Chrome Task Manager
Pressing Shift + Escape will bring up a google chrome task manager, this can be used to quickly close down tabs or just to monitor how much memory the browser is using etc..








5. Installed Plugins
If you type in 'about:plugins' into your address bar then you will get a new tab opening up with all of your installed plugins for google chrome.






6. Incognito Mode
If you press Ctrl+Shift+N then a new window will pop up, this is know as Incognito Mode. Any websites you browse in this tab wont be record by your Internet history.



7. Crashed Tab
If your desperate enough to see what a crashed tab looks like then you can type in 'about:crash' and a new tab will appear that looks crashed!










8. Home Page
Pressing Alt + Home will bring up your Google Chrome homepage will thumbnails of the most visited sites from that computer.














9. New Tab
Pressing Ctrl+T will launch a new tab on your Google Chrome Browser. This can be useful if you want to go to another web page but don't want to leave the current one. It saves your launching a new Internet browser.



10. Bookmarks
Pressing Ctrl+B Will bring a little bar underneath your search bar with all your bookmarked sites.

11. History
Pressing Ctrl+H Will bring up a new tab with all your Internet history in it.
I Hope you found all of these hot keys useful and I will be adding more daily. Please feel free to subscribe to the blog so you don't miss out on any new Google Chrome Guide and feel free to post some comments below!

31 comments:

Дмитрий said...

Thanx, it was really useful!

Ed said...

This was very helpful. Someone let me know if there is a hotkey combination that will close one tab without closing the other tabs.

Tibor said...

Ed,
please try Ctrl + W.

My req: how to page tabs with hotkeys? Go left / go right would be great...

Tibor said...

woohoo, got it:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/09/16/google-chrome-tips-on-keyboard-shortcuts/

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 - Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents a position on the tab strip.
Ctrl+9 - Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown - Switch to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp - Switch to the previous tab

Anonymous said...

@Ed, of course, ctrl+f4, like in all mdi (multiple document interface) environments. works in word, excel...as well. cheers - johannes

Anonymous said...

Hey "AltGr+v" does not work for me in chrome.
I can not adress any email... =S

Can any1 help me?

Anonymous said...

If i want later change my hotkeys... I like my old opera hotkeys... ctrl + space = home page... but i cant change hotkeys in chrome :S

Frede said...

I second Tibor. Going left and right through tabs with hotkeys would be wonderfull, like [alt]+[tab] just with tabs perhaps [alt]+[q], that'd be handy.

Anonymous said...

You can... Ctrl+Tab to move right and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to move left :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone know a hotkey for "browser back"?

UGi said...

Anyone know a hotkey for "browser back"?

- try "Backspace" :)

Davidkaaa1 said...

Browser back: Alt + Left arrow
Browser forward: Alt + Right arrow

Knows anybody how can I change the size of the site in Chrome? My dog did it, but he can't tell me :P

Anonymous said...

it is ctrl+ + (bigger) and ctrl+ - (smaller) and to return to default ctrl+ 0

Robert said...

In safari command + 1 would take me to the first link in my bookmarks bar. is there an equivalent in Chrome?

Siva said...

if you close a tab. press "ctrl + shift + t" to reopen the recently closed tab. Continue doing this will open all the closed tabs in the reverse order in which they are closed ! very helpful if a tab is accidentally closed.

Eldon said...

Thanks everyone, the comments were as helpful as the post!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know about a hotkey for serching for words? like in safari?

Anonymous said...

ctrl + f (search word in current site)

Anonymous said...

ctrl + shift + B = ?
Answer : Bookmark Tab Will be added to google chrome
Address: underneath the address bar!!!!???!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

how about duplicating a tab? i find it useful most of the time.. thanks in advance..

Anonymous said...

by the way, i noticed that this wasn't posted yet.. ctrl+D allows you to bookmark your current site.

Anonymous said...

ctrl+S allows you to save the webpage for offline viewing..

Hayden said...

I somehow bought up a command in the address bar that let me search that site by pressing CTRL and something. I was on Amazon at the time and it said 'search Amazon.com' and anything I typed in was like a google search but just for Amazon. How do I bring that up for every site?? That'd be really useful for sites that don't have a search bar built in.

Paulustrious said...

To see all the 'about' options type in about:about

vvvvvvvvvvv said...

I saw in a youtube video about crashing lvl 2 instead of "aw snap" it says "He's dead jim" you just have to task manger delete it
and is crashes, saying the page was terminated

AKABIR ABBASI said...

all the tips are very helping.. thanks for these

Bong Hong Xanh said...

How to clear cache by hot key ?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me the shortcut keys for type the address in the address bar.......???

Anonymous said...

For type in the address bar..?

arlene said...

On bottom left, next to my "start" button, there is a "Google" button. I don't know how it got there but I like having it. How do I replace this now with a googleChrome button (or add the Chrome)?

dennis barcelo said...

I'm using a notebook, what is the shortcut key for the homepage when using Ggoogle chrome. Alt+Home just doesn't work. I tried Alt+Shift+Home but still doesn't work. Need a helping hand here. Thanks!