Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome (and other browsers too)

By | November 17, 2019
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Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome (and other browsers too)

NOTE: If you don’t have Chrome or don’t use it, don’t worry. Many, if not most, of these shortcuts, work in Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox as well.

Nothing saves time like great keyboard shortcuts. They save you the time of hunting down the correct dialog box or menu item. The only problem with keyboard shortcuts is…remembering them. The best way to remember them is to use them.

While this tip was written for Chrome, you’ll find that many of these shortcuts work with Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox too. Just try them. It won’t hurt anything — they’ll either work, they’ll do something different than described below, or they won’t work at all. You will never know until you try!

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 web page
Ctrl + Shift + D – Save all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder
Alt + Click on a 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
Ctrl + R — Refresh the 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

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