Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers 37 37 people found this article helpful Keyboard Shortcuts: Google Chrome for Windows Keystrokes to quickly change tabs, view code, print pages, and more By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated March 23, 2020 momentimages / Getty Images Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that are available in Google Chrome for Windows. These shortcuts cover a variety of purposes, ranging from opening Chrome's internal Task Manager to sending the active web page to your printer. Open Tabs and Windows Here's how to open a web page in a new tab or a new window: Ctrl+N: Open a new windowCtrl+Link: Open a link in a new tabCtrl+Shift+N: Open a new window in Incognito ModeShift+Link: Open a link in a new windowCtrl+T: Open a new tabCtrl+Shift+T: Reopen the last closed tabCtrl+O: Open a file in the browser Switch Between Tabs When there are several open tabs, use these keyboard shortcuts to go to a different tab: Ctrl+1: Switch to the tab in position 1 on the tab stripCtrl+2: Switch to the tab in position 2 on the tab stripCtrl+3: Switch to the tab in position 3 on the tab stripCtrl+4: Switch to the tab in position 4 on the tab stripCtrl+5: Switch to the tab in position 5 on the tab stripCtrl+6: Switch to the tab in position 6 on the tab stripCtrl+7: Switch to the tab in position 7 on the tab stripCtrl+8: Switch to the tab in position 8 on the tab stripCtrl+9: Switch to the last tab on the tab strip Navigate in the Browser If you've used the same browser tab to visit several web pages and want to view one of these pages again, use one of these shortcuts from the current tab: Backspace or Alt+Left Arrow: Go to the previous pageShift+Backspace or Alt+Right Arrow: Go to the next page Load Pages When pages don't load correctly, use these keys to reload the page: F5: Reload the current pageEsc: Stop the current page from loadingCtrl+F5: Reload the current page and refresh the cacheShift+F5: Reload the current page and ignore cached content Search Within Pages Search for specific words and phrases on a web page with these shortcuts: Ctrl+F: Open the Find in Page dialog boxCtrl+G: Find the next match from the Find in Page dialog boxF3: Find the next match from the Find in Page dialog boxCtrl+Shift+G: Find the previous match from the Find in Page dialog boxShift+F3: Find the previous match from the Find in Page dialog box Change Text Size Make web pages easier to read with these keyboard combinations: Ctrl++ (Plus sign): Make text largerCtrl+- (Minus sign): Make text smallerCtrl+0: Return to default text size Save and the Clipboard Copy and save text and images from web pages with these shortcuts: Ctrl+S: Save the current pageCtrl+C: Copy selected text or images to the ClipboardCtrl+V or Shift+Insert: Paste the Clipboard content and preserve the formattingAlt+Link: Save and download the web page at the link address Bookmarks and Browsing History Keep track of the web pages you find interesting and informative with these key combinations: Ctrl+D: Bookmark the current pageCtrl+H: View Browsing HistoryCtrl+B: Toggle bookmarks displayCtrl+Shift+B: Activate or disable the Bookmarks Bar Address Bar Spend less time entering website addresses, use these shortcuts: Ctrl+Enter: Add www. before or .com after the text in the address barCtrl+Backspace: Remove the term before the cursor in the address barCtrl+L or Alt+D: Highlight the URL in the address barCtrl+K or Ctrl+E: Enter a question mark in the address bar. Views, Menus, and Developer Tools When you want to see what goes on behind the scenes, use these keyboard shortcuts: Shift+Esc: View Chrome's internal Task ManagerCtrl+J: View DownloadsCtrl+U: View the source code of the current pageCtrl+Shift+J: Open Chrome's Developer ToolsAlt+E or Alt+F: Open Chrome's Tools menuCtrl+Shift+Delete: Open the Clear Browsing Data window Miscellaneous Here are a few leftover keyboard combinations you might find helpful: Ctrl+P: Print the current pageF1: Open Chrome's Help Center in a new tab or windowF6 or Shift+F6: Advance through active components on the current page, or through items in Chrome's Address bar, Bookmarks bar, or Downloads bar.