Saturday, February 18, 2012

Google Chrome Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google Inc. and its initial release was on September 2, 2008. It is a very fast browser for browsing web pages on the internet. It is one of the most popular and widely distributed web browser around the world. This browser is powered on the WebKit Engine, which powers the browser software. It is written in C++, Assembly, Python, and JavaScript Languages. There is cross browser compatibility for this browser. It also support more than 50 languages. Although it has a minimalistic design, it is based on very sophisticated technology that makes web browsing easier, faster, and safer. Google Chrome comes with a wide range of functions and tasks which makes use of a variety shortcut key combinations.

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Here is a list of Google Chrome shortcut keys:

Press the key                                                    Action

Tab and window shortcuts
Ctrl+N                                                             Opens a new window.
Ctrl+T                                                             Opens a new tab.
Ctrl+Shift+N                                                    Opens a new window in incognito mode.
Press Ctrl+O, then select file.                             Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.
Press Ctrl and click a link. Or click
 a link with your middle mouse
button (or mousewheel).                                    Opens the link in a new tab in the background.
Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link.
 Or press Shift and click a link with
 your middle mouse button
 (or mousewheel).                                            Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the         newly opened tab.
Press Shift and click a link.                                Opens the link in a new window.
Ctrl+Shift+T                                                     Reopens the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.
Drag a link to a tab.                                          Opens the link in the tab.
Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip.          Opens the link in a new tab.
Drag a tab out of the tab strip.                           Opens the tab in a new window.
Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into
 an existing window.                                         Opens the tab in the existing window.
Press Esc while dragging a tab.                          Returns the tab to its original position.
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8                                       Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip.
Ctrl+9                                                              Switches to the last tab.
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown                                 Switches to the next tab.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp                             Switches to the previous tab.
Alt+F4                                                             Closes the current window.      
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4                                            Closes the current tab or pop-up.
Click a tab with your middle mouse
button (or mousewheel).                                   Closes the tab you clicked.
Right-click, or click and hold either
 the Back or Forward arrow in the
 browser toolbar.                                              Displays your browsing history in the tab.
Press Backspace, or Alt and the left
arrow together.                                             Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.
Press Shift+Backspace, or Alt and
the right arrow together.                                 Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.
Press Ctrl and click either the
 Back arrow, Forward arrow, or
 Go button in the toolbar. Or click either
 button with your middle mouse
 button (or mousewheel).                           Opens the button destination in a new tab in the background.
Double-click the blank area on the
 tab strip.                                                          Maximizes or minimizes the window.
Alt+Home                                                        Opens your homepage in your current window.

Google Chrome feature shortcuts
Alt+F or Alt+E                                                 Opens the wrench menu, which lets you customize and control settings in Google Chrome.
Ctrl+Shift+B                                                     Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.
Ctrl+H                                                             Opens the History page.
Ctrl+J                                                               Opens the Downloads page.
Shift+Esc                                                          Opens the Task Manager.
Shift+Alt+T                                                      Sets focus on the first tool in the browser toolbar. You can then use the following shortcuts to move around in the toolbar:

Press Tab, Shift+Tab, Home, End, right arrow, and left arrow to move focus to different items in the toolbar.
Press Space or Enter to activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions.
Press Shift+F10 to bring up any associated context menu (e.g. browsing history for the Back button).
Press Esc to return focus from the toolbar back to the page.

F6 or Shift+F6                                                 Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:
Address bar
Bookmarks bar (if visible)
The main web content (including any infobars)
Downloads bar (if visible)
Ctrl+Shift+J                                                      Opens Developer Tools.
Ctrl+Shift+Delete                                             Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog.
F1                                                                    Opens the Help Center in a new tab (our favorite).
Ctrl+Shift+M                                                    Switch between multiple users.

Address bar shortcuts
Type a search term, then press Enter.                Performs a search using your default search engine.
Type a search engine keyword,
press Space, type a search term, and
press Enter.                                                      Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.
Begin typing a search engine URL,
press Tab when prompted, type a
search term, and press Enter.                            Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.
Ctrl+Enter                                                        Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.
Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.                   Opens the URL in a new tab.
Ctrl+L or Alt+D                                               Highlights the URL.
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E                                              Places a '?' in the address bar. Type a search term after the question mark to perform a search using your default search engine.
Press Ctrl and the left arrow together.               Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar
Press Ctrl and the right arrow together.             Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar
Ctrl+Backspace                                               Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar
Select an entry in the address bar
drop-down menu with your keyboard
arrows, then press Shift+Delete.                       Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible.
Click an entry in the address bar
drop-down menu with your middle
mouse button (or mousewheel).                        Opens the entry in a new tab in the background.
Press Page Up or Page Down when     
 the address bar drop-down menu is
visible.                                                              Selects the first or last entry in the drop-down menu.

Webpage shortcuts
Ctrl+P                                                              Prints your current page.
Ctrl+S                                                              Saves your current page.
F5 or Ctrl+R                                                    Reloads your current page.
Esc                                                                   Stops the loading of your current page.
Ctrl+F                                                              Opens the find bar.
Ctrl+G or F3                                                    Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.
Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3,
or Shift+Enter                                                   Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.
Click the middle mouse button
(or mousewheel).                                              Activates auto-scrolling. As you move your mouse, the page automatically scrolls according to the direction of the mouse.
Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5                                         Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content.
Press Alt and click a link.                                  Downloads the target of the link.
Ctrl+U                                                             Opens the source of your current page.
Drag a link to bookmarks bar                           Saves the link as a bookmark.
Ctrl+D                                                             Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.
Ctrl+Shift+D                                                    Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder.
F11                                                                  Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.
Ctrl and +, or press Ctrl and scroll
 your mousewheel up.                                       Enlarges everything on the page.
Ctrl and -, or press Ctrl and scroll
your mousewheel down.                                   Makes everything on the page smaller.
Ctrl+0                                                              Returns everything on the page to normal size.
Space bar                                                         Scrolls down the web page.
Home                                                               Goes to the top of the page.
End                                                                  Goes to the bottom of the page.
Press Shift and scroll your mousewheel.            Scrolls horizontally on the page.

Text shortcuts
Ctrl+C                                                             Copies highlighted content to the clipboard.
Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert                                       Pastes content from the clipboard.
Ctrl+Shift+V                                                    Paste content from the clipboard without formatting.
Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete                                     Deletes the highlighted content and copies it to the clipboard.




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