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 window Ctrl + N
Open a new window in incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + N
Open a new tab Ctrl + T
Open a file in the browser Ctrl + O
Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS Ctrl + Shift + Q (twice)
Close the current tab Ctrl + W
Close the current window Ctrl + 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 window Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Go to the last tab in the window Ctrl + 9
Activate items 1-8 on your shelf Alt + 1 through Alt + 8
Use F keys (F1 to F12) Search + 1 through Search + =
Open the last item on your shelf Alt + 9
Go to the next tab in the window Ctrl + Tab
Go to the previous tab in the window Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Go to the previous window you had open Alt + Tab
Go to the next window you have open Alt + Shift + Tab
Go to previous page in your browsing history Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow
Go to the next page in your browsing history Shift + Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow
Open the link in a new tab in the background Press Ctrl and click a link
Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab Press Ctrl + Shift and click a link
Open the link in a new window Press Shift and click a link
Open the link in the tab Drag the link to the tab’s address bar
Open the link in a new tab Drag the link to a blank area on the tab strip
Open the webpage in a new tab Type a web address (URL) in the address bar, then press Alt + Enter
Return the tab to its original position While dragging the tab, press Esc
Dock a window on the left Alt + [
Dock a window on the right Alt + ]
Lock your screen Search + L

Page shortcuts

Page up Alt or Search and up arrow
Page down Alt or Search and down arrow
Scroll down the web page Space bar
Go to top of page Ctrl + Alt and up arrow
Go to bottom of page Ctrl + Alt and down arrow
Print your current page Ctrl + P
Save your current page Ctrl + S
Reload your current page Ctrl + R
Reload your current page without using cached content Ctrl + Shift + R
Zoom in on the page Ctrl and +
Zoom out on the page Ctrl and
Reset zoom level Ctrl + 0
Stop the loading of your current page Esc
Right-click a link Press Alt and click a link
Open the link in a new tab in the background Press Ctrl and click a link
Save your current webpage as a bookmark Ctrl + D
Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + D
Save the link as a bookmark Drag a link to bookmarks bar
Open the find bar to search your current page Ctrl + F
Go to the next match for your input in the find bar Ctrl + G or Enter
Go to the previous match for your input in the find bar Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + Enter
Perform a search Ctrl + 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 address Ctrl + Enter
Take a screenshot of your current page Ctrl + switch window

For non-Chrome OS keyboards:
Ctrl + F5

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

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

View page source Ctrl + U
Show or hide the Developer Tools panel Ctrl + Shift + I
Show or hide the DOM Inspector Ctrl + 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 app Alt + Shift + M
Display hidden files in the Files app Ctrl + .
Open the History page Ctrl + H
Open the Downloads page Ctrl + J
Open the Task Manager Search + Esc
Open or hide the list of available keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + /
Get help with your Chromebook Ctrl + ?
Configure monitor display Ctrl + Full screen
Open the status area in the bottom-right corner of the screen Shift + Alt + S
Highlight the launcher button on your shelf Shift + Alt + L
Highlight the next item on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Tab or right arrow
Highlight the previous item on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab or left arrow
Open the highlighted button on your shelf Shift + Alt + L, then Space or Enter
Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf Shift + 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 bar Shift + Alt + T
Open the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar Alt + E or Alt + F
Open right-click menus for highlighted items Shift + Search + Volume Up
Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off Ctrl + Alt + Z
Change screen resolution Ctrl + Shift and + or
Reset screen resolution to default Ctrl + Shift and 0
Rotate screen 90 degrees Ctrl + Shift and Reload

Google Sheets

Select column Ctrl + Space
Select row Shift + Space
Select all Ctrl + A
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Find Ctrl + F
Find and replace Ctrl + H
Fill range Ctrl + Enter
Fill down Ctrl + D
Fill right Ctrl + R
Save
Every change is saved automatically in Drive
Ctrl + S
Open Ctrl + O
Print Ctrl + P
Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste values only Ctrl + Shift + V
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Compact controls Ctrl + Shift + F
Input tools on/off
(available in spreadsheets in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + K
Select input tools Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Cell formatting
Bold Ctrl + B
Underline Ctrl + U
Italic Ctrl + I
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Apply top border Alt + Shift + 1
Apply right border Alt + Shift + 2
Apply bottom border Alt + Shift + 3
Apply left border Alt + Shift + 4
Remove borders Alt + Shift + 6
Apply outer border Alt + Shift + 7
Insert link Ctrl + K
Insert time Ctrl + Shift + ;
Insert date Ctrl + ;
Format as decimal Ctrl + Shift + 1
Format as time Ctrl + Shift + 2
Format as date Ctrl + Shift + 3
Format as currency Ctrl + Shift + 4
Format as percentage Ctrl + Shift + 5
Format as exponent Ctrl + Shift + 6
Clear formatting Ctrl +
Spreadsheet navigation
Move to beginning of row Ctrl + Left arrow
Move to beginning of sheet Ctrl + Search + Left arrow
Move to end of row Ctrl + Right arrow
Move to end of sheet Ctrl + Search + Right arrow
Scroll to active cell Ctrl + Backspace
Display list of sheets Alt + Shift + K
Open hyperlink Alt + Enter
Open Explore Alt + Shift + X
Move focus out of spreadsheet Ctrl + 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 cell Ctrl + Alt + R
Open revision history Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G
Open chat inside the spreadsheet Shift + Esc
Close drawing editor Ctrl + Esc
Shift + Esc
Notes and comments
Insert/edit note Shift + Search + 2
Insert/edit comment Ctrl + Alt + M
Open comment discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Menus
File menu Alt + F
Edit menu Alt + E
View menu Alt + V
Insert menu Alt + I
Format menu Alt + O
Data menu Alt + D
Tools menu Alt + 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 menu Alt + H
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Alt + A
Sheet menu
(copy, delete, and other sheet actions)
Ctrl + Shift + S
Context menu Ctrl + Shift +
Insert or delete rows or columns
Insert row above Alt + I, then R
Insert row below Alt + I, then W
Insert column to the left Alt + I, then C
Insert column to the right Alt + I, then G
Delete row Alt + E, then D
Delete column Alt + E, then E
Formulas
Show all formulas Ctrl + ~
Insert array formula Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Collapse an expanded array formula Ctrl + E
Show/hide formula help
(when entering a formula)
Shift + Search + 1
Screen reader support
Enable screen reader support
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Read column Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Read row Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R

Google Docs

Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste without formatting Ctrl + Shift + V
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z
Insert or edit link Ctrl + K
Open link Alt + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
Ctrl + S
Print Ctrl + P
Open Ctrl + O
Find Ctrl + F
Find and replace Ctrl + H
Find again Ctrl + G
Find previous Ctrl + Shift + G
Hide the menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + F
Insert page break Ctrl + Enter
Search the menus Alt + Z
Alt + /
Text formatting
Bold Ctrl + B
Italicize Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Superscript Ctrl + .
Subscript Ctrl + ,
Copy text formatting Ctrl + Alt + C
Paste text formatting Ctrl + Alt + V
Clear text formatting Ctrl +
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Paragraph formatting
Increase paragraph indentation Ctrl + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation Ctrl + [
Apply normal text style Ctrl + Alt + 0
Apply heading style [1-6] Ctrl + Alt + [1-6]
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Justify Ctrl + Shift + J
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Images and drawings
Resize larger Ctrl + Alt + K
Resize larger horizontally Ctrl + Alt + B
Resize larger vertically Ctrl + Alt + I
Resize smaller Ctrl + Alt + J
Resize smaller horizontally Ctrl + Alt + W
Resize smaller vertically Ctrl + Alt + Q
Nudge up, down, left, or right Arrow keys
Nudge by a pixel Shift + 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 editor Ctrl + Esc
Shift + Esc
Comments
Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + M
Open discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Move to next comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then C
Move to previous comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then C
Insert footnote Ctrl + Alt + F
Enter current footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then F
Move to next footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then F
Move to previous footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then F
Menus
Context (right-click) menu Ctrl + Shift + X
File menu Alt + F
Edit menu Alt + E
View menu Alt + V
Insert menu Alt + I
Format menu Alt + O
Tools menu Alt + T
Table menu Alt + B
Help menu Alt + 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 all Ctrl + A
Extend selection one character Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one line Shift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection one word Ctrl + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the paragraph Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to the end of the paragraph Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow
Select current list item holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then I
Select all list items at current level holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then O
Text selection with mouse
Select word Double-click
Extend selection one word at a time Double-click + drag
Select paragraph Triple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a time Triple-click + drag
Screen reader support
Enable screen reader support
Ctrl + Alt + Z
Alt + Shift + ~
Speak selection Ctrl + Alt + X
Speak from cursor location Ctrl + Alt + R
Announce cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then L
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then F
Speak the table column and row header holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then H
Speak the table cell location holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then N
Speak the table row header holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then R
Speak the table column header holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then C