Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows, Web Browser, Google Docs, Google Sheets and more

Below is a list of all shortcuts available for use in Chrome OS. You can press Ctrl + Alt + ? to see a list of these shortcuts on your screen.

Tabs and windows

Open a new windowCtrl + N
Open a new window in incognito modeCtrl + Shift + N
Open a new tabCtrl + T
Open a file in the browserCtrl + O
Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OSCtrl + Shift + Q (twice)
Close the current tabCtrl + W
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + W
Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.Ctrl + Shift + T
Go to the tab at the specified position in the windowCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Go to the last tab in the windowCtrl + 9
Activate items 1-8 on your shelfAlt + 1 through Alt + 8
Use F keys (F1 to F12)Search + 1 through Search + =
Open the last item on your shelfAlt + 9
Go to the next tab in the windowCtrl + Tab
Go to the previous tab in the windowCtrl + Shift + Tab
Go to the previous window you had openAlt + Tab
Go to the next window you have openAlt + Shift + Tab
Go to previous page in your browsing historyBackspace, or press Alt and the left arrow
Go to the next page in your browsing historyShift + Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow
Open the link in a new tab in the backgroundPress Ctrl and click a link
Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tabPress Ctrl + Shift and click a link
Open the link in a new windowPress Shift and click a link
Open the link in the tabDrag the link to the tab’s address bar
Open the link in a new tabDrag the link to a blank area on the tab strip
Open the webpage in a new tabType a web address (URL) in the address bar, then press Alt + Enter
Return the tab to its original positionWhile dragging the tab, press Esc
Dock a window on the leftAlt + [
Dock a window on the rightAlt + ]
Lock your screenSearch + L

Page shortcuts

Page upAlt or Search and up arrow
Page downAlt or Search and down arrow
Scroll down the web pageSpace bar
Go to top of pageCtrl + Alt and up arrow
Go to bottom of pageCtrl + Alt and down arrow
Print your current pageCtrl + P
Save your current pageCtrl + S
Reload your current pageCtrl + R
Reload your current page without using cached contentCtrl + Shift + R
Zoom in on the pageCtrl and +
Zoom out on the pageCtrl and
Reset zoom levelCtrl + 0
Stop the loading of your current pageEsc
Right-click a linkPress Alt and click a link
Open the link in a new tab in the backgroundPress Ctrl and click a link
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkCtrl + D
Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folderCtrl + Shift + D
Save the link as a bookmarkDrag a link to bookmarks bar
Open the find bar to search your current pageCtrl + F
Go to the next match for your input in the find barCtrl + G or Enter
Go to the previous match for your input in the find barCtrl + Shift + G or Shift + Enter
Perform a searchCtrl + K or Ctrl + E, then type a search term after the question mark in the address bar and press Enter.
Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting web addressCtrl + Enter
Take a screenshot of your current pageCtrl + switch window

For non-Chrome OS keyboards:
Ctrl + F5

Take a partial screenshotCtrl + Shift + switch window , then click and drag.

For non-Chrome OS keyboards:
Ctrl + Shift + F5

View page sourceCtrl + U
Show or hide the Developer Tools panelCtrl + Shift + I
Show or hide the DOM InspectorCtrl + Shift + J

Browser settings

Show or hide the bookmarks bar. If the bar is hidden, you can see your bookmarks in the Chrome menu.Ctrl + Shift + B
Open the Files appAlt + Shift + M
Display hidden files in the Files appCtrl + .
Open the History pageCtrl + H
Open the Downloads pageCtrl + J
Open the Task ManagerSearch + Esc
Open or hide the list of available keyboard shortcutsCtrl + Alt + /
Get help with your ChromebookCtrl + ?
Configure monitor displayCtrl + Full screen
Open the status area in the bottom-right corner of the screenShift + Alt + S
Highlight the launcher button on your shelfShift + Alt + L
Highlight the next item on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Tab or right arrow
Highlight the previous item on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab or left arrow
Open the highlighted button on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Space or Enter
Remove the highlight from a button on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Esc
Switch focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:

  • Status area containing the time, network icon, and battery icon
  • Launcher
  • Address bar
  • Bookmarks bar (if visible)
  • The main web content (including any infobars)
  • Downloads bar (if visible)
Ctrl + or Ctrl +
Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)Alt + Shift + B
Highlight the row with the address barShift + Alt + T
Open the Chrome menu on the browser toolbarAlt + E or Alt + F
Open right-click menus for highlighted itemsShift + Search + Volume Up
Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or offCtrl + Alt + Z
Change screen resolutionCtrl + Shift and + or
Reset screen resolution to defaultCtrl + Shift and 0
Rotate screen 90 degreesCtrl + Shift and Reload

Google Sheets

Select columnCtrl + Space
Select rowShift + Space
Select allCtrl + A
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
Ctrl + Shift + Z
FindCtrl + F
Find and replaceCtrl + H
Fill rangeCtrl + Enter
Fill downCtrl + D
Fill rightCtrl + R
Save
Every change is saved automatically in Drive
Ctrl + S
OpenCtrl + O
PrintCtrl + P
CopyCtrl + C
CutCtrl + X
PasteCtrl + V
Paste values onlyCtrl + Shift + V
Show common keyboard shortcutsCtrl + /
Compact controlsCtrl + Shift + F
Input tools on/off
(available in spreadsheets in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + K
Select input toolsCtrl + Alt + Shift + K
Cell formatting
BoldCtrl + B
UnderlineCtrl + U
ItalicCtrl + I
StrikethroughAlt + Shift + 5
Center alignCtrl + Shift + E
Right alignCtrl + Shift + R
Apply top borderAlt + Shift + 1
Apply right borderAlt + Shift + 2
Apply bottom borderAlt + Shift + 3
Apply left borderAlt + Shift + 4
Remove bordersAlt + Shift + 6
Apply outer borderAlt + Shift + 7
Insert linkCtrl + K
Insert timeCtrl + Shift + ;
Insert dateCtrl + ;
Format as decimalCtrl + Shift + 1
Format as timeCtrl + Shift + 2
Format as dateCtrl + Shift + 3
Format as currencyCtrl + Shift + 4
Format as percentageCtrl + Shift + 5
Format as exponentCtrl + Shift + 6
Clear formattingCtrl +
Spreadsheet navigation
Move to beginning of rowCtrl + Left arrow
Move to beginning of sheetCtrl + Search + Left arrow
Move to end of rowCtrl + Right arrow
Move to end of sheetCtrl + Search + Right arrow
Scroll to active cellCtrl + Backspace
Display list of sheetsAlt + Shift + K
Open hyperlinkAlt + Enter
Open ExploreAlt + Shift + X
Move focus out of spreadsheetCtrl + Alt + Shift + M
Move to quicksum
(when a range of cells is selected)
Alt + Shift + Q
Move focus to popup
(for links, bookmarks, and images)
holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then P
Open drop-down menu on filtered cellCtrl + Alt + R
Open revision historyCtrl + Alt + Shift + G
Open chat inside the spreadsheetShift + Esc
Close drawing editorCtrl + Esc
Shift + Esc
Notes and comments
Insert/edit noteShift + Search + 2
Insert/edit commentCtrl + Alt + M
Open comment discussion threadCtrl + Alt + Shift + A
Enter current commentholding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Menus
File menuAlt + F
Edit menuAlt + E
View menuAlt + V
Insert menuAlt + I
Format menuAlt + O
Data menuAlt + D
Tools menuAlt + T
Form menu
(present when the spreadsheet is connected to a form)
Alt + M
Add-ons menu
(present in the new Google Sheets)
Alt + N
Help menuAlt + H
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Alt + A
Sheet menu
(copy, delete, and other sheet actions)
Ctrl + Shift + S
Context menuCtrl + Shift +
Insert or delete rows or columns
Insert row aboveAlt + I, then R
Insert row belowAlt + I, then W
Insert column to the leftAlt + I, then C
Insert column to the rightAlt + I, then G
Delete rowAlt + E, then D
Delete columnAlt + E, then E
Formulas
Show all formulasCtrl + ~
Insert array formulaCtrl + Shift + Enter
Collapse an expanded array formulaCtrl + E
Show/hide formula help
(when entering a formula)
Shift + Search + 1
Screen reader support
Enable screen reader support
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Read columnCtrl + Alt + Shift + C
Read rowCtrl + Alt + Shift + R

Google Docs

CopyCtrl + C
CutCtrl + X
PasteCtrl + V
Paste without formattingCtrl + Shift + V
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Shift + Z
Insert or edit linkCtrl + K
Open linkAlt + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcutsCtrl + /
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
Ctrl + S
PrintCtrl + P
OpenCtrl + O
FindCtrl + F
Find and replaceCtrl + H
Find againCtrl + G
Find previousCtrl + Shift + G
Hide the menus (compact mode)Ctrl + Shift + F
Insert page breakCtrl + Enter
Search the menusAlt + Z
Alt + /
Text formatting
BoldCtrl + B
ItalicizeCtrl + I
UnderlineCtrl + U
StrikethroughAlt + Shift + 5
SuperscriptCtrl + .
SubscriptCtrl + ,
Copy text formattingCtrl + Alt + C
Paste text formattingCtrl + Alt + V
Clear text formattingCtrl +
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <
Paragraph formatting
Increase paragraph indentationCtrl + ]
Decrease paragraph indentationCtrl + [
Apply normal text styleCtrl + Alt + 0
Apply heading style [1-6]Ctrl + Alt + [1-6]
Center alignCtrl + Shift + E
Right alignCtrl + Shift + R
JustifyCtrl + Shift + J
Numbered listCtrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted listCtrl + Shift + 8
Images and drawings
Resize largerCtrl + Alt + K
Resize larger horizontallyCtrl + Alt + B
Resize larger verticallyCtrl + Alt + I
Resize smallerCtrl + Alt + J
Resize smaller horizontallyCtrl + Alt + W
Resize smaller verticallyCtrl + Alt + Q
Nudge up, down, left, or rightArrow keys
Nudge by a pixelShift + Arrow keys
Rotate clockwise by 15°Alt + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15°Alt + Left arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 1°Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1°Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Close drawing editorCtrl + Esc
Shift + Esc
Comments
Insert commentCtrl + Alt + M
Open discussion threadCtrl + Alt + Shift + A
Enter current commentholding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Move to next commentholding Ctrl + Alt, press N then C
Move to previous commentholding Ctrl + Alt, press P then C
Insert footnoteCtrl + Alt + F
Enter current footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press E then F
Move to next footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press N then F
Move to previous footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press P then F
Menus
Context (right-click) menuCtrl + Shift + X
File menuAlt + F
Edit menuAlt + E
View menuAlt + V
Insert menuAlt + I
Format menuAlt + O
Tools menuAlt + T
Table menuAlt + B
Help menuAlt + H
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Alt + A
Input Tools menu
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Toggle input controls
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + K
Text selection with keyboard
Select allCtrl + A
Extend selection one characterShift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one lineShift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection one wordCtrl + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the paragraphCtrl + Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to the end of the paragraphCtrl + Shift + Down arrow
Select current list itemholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then I
Select all list items at current levelholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then O
Text selection with mouse
Select wordDouble-click
Extend selection one word at a timeDouble-click + drag
Select paragraphTriple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a timeTriple-click + drag
Screen reader support
Enable screen reader support
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Alt + Shift + ~
Speak selectionCtrl + Alt + X
Speak from cursor locationCtrl + Alt + R
Announce cursor locationholding Ctrl + Alt, press A then L
Announce formatting at cursor locationholding Ctrl + Alt, press A then F
Speak the table column and row headerholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then H
Speak the table cell locationholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then N
Speak the table row headerholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then R
Speak the table column headerholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then C

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