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Old 05-27-2011, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Chrome OS Keyboard shortcuts

Here I have put together a list of all the Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts, if any shortcuts are missing feel free to post them. I hope these will help you guys out!


TAB AND WINDOW NAVIGATION

Ctrl+N - Open a new window

Ctrl+Shift+N - Open a new window in incognito mode

Ctrl+T - Open a new tab

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

Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow - Go to previous page in your browsing history.

Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow - Go to the next page in your browsing history.

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

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PAGE SHORTCUTS

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

Ctrl and + - Zoom in on the page

Ctrl and - - Zoom out on the page

Ctrl+0 - Reset zoom level

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

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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


Ctrl + or Ctrl +

Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:
- Status bar containing the time, network icon, and battery icon in the upper-right corner of the screen
- Address bar
- Bookmarks bar (if visible)
- The main web content (including any infobars)
- Downloads bar (if visible)

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


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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
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks so much, you are awesome! I do not have anything to add yet, but when I get my Google Chromebook I will let you know if I have any other questions or anything to add!
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool...thanks!

I will definitely save to favs, for future use! (Hoping I win one of the freebies!) :P
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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FYI...these keyboard shortcuts are available to Chromebook users in several ways. First, using the help menu, there is a listing of the keyboard shortcuts. Second, when you press Ctrl-Alt-/, the Chromebook pops up and color coded keyboard layout that overlays your current work. Each key combination is graphically shown on the keyboard layout. Then, there's always the printed cheat sheet or a bookmark of a post like the original one here.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, how cool! I need to get in the habit of using shortcuts. They could come in very handy. I use very few of them.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is a very superb idea..when I get my own Chromebook as well (hoping I will also win a freebie), I will utilize this valuable information, besides giving my suggestions on the same.
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Control + Alt + T opens a terminal window.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Awesome thread, I'm excited to use these.
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