A List of Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook comes in red and silver variants

Chromebooks are now the regulars ruling yards previously ruled by notebooks and Windows powered Laptops. With a majority having dedicated Chromebook keyboards away from the usual Windows trend, you can execute batches of shortcuts to perform tasks much faster 

Popular Chromebook keyboard shortcuts borrow trails from standard Windows shortcuts including Ctrl + C for copy, Ctrl + V for paste, Ctrl + S for save, Ctrl + P for print, among others that help you bump tasks on a sleek rate.

However, some shortcuts Involve special keys like the Show Windows/switch key, settings key, among others, that are centric to Chromebook keyboards, and laptops running Chrome Os, but miss the original Chromebook sensation have to ride with special keys like F5 and F6.

List of Chromebook Shortcuts

CHROMEBOOK SHORTCUTUSE
Ctrl + Show windows  or Ctrl + F5Capture a Full Screen Screenshot
 Shift + Ctrl + Show windows  or Shift + Ctrl + F5Take a Manually Selected Area Screenshot
Search  + Alt.Turn On Caps Lock or Off
Search  + L.Lock Your Screen
Shift + Ctrl + q Logout your Google Account
Ctrl + Alt + /Acess all ChromeBook Keyboard Shortcuts on Your Screen
Ctrl + NOpen a New Tab
Ctrl + PPrint
Ctrl + SSave
Ctrl + ASelect All
Ctrl + CCopy
Ctrl + XPaste
Chromebook Keyboard ShortcutUSE
Ctrl + nOpen a new window
Shift + Ctrl + nOpen a new window in Incognito mode
Ctrl + tOpen a new tab
Ctrl + oOpen a file in the browser
Ctrl + wClose the current tab
Shift + Ctrl + wClose the current window
Shift + Ctrl + tReopen the last tab or window you closed
Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8Go to tabs 1-8 in the window
Alt + [ (left square bracket)Dock a window on the left
Alt + =Maximize window
Alt + - (minus)Minimize window
Alt + ] (right square bracket)Dock a window on the right
Search  + Alt + mSwitch windows between screens when connected to an external display
Ctrl + 9Go to the last tab in the window
Ctrl + TabGo to the next tab in the window
Shift + Ctrl + TabGo to the previous tab in the window
Alt + TabSwitch quickly between windows
Shift + Alt + TabOpen the window you used least recently
Alt + Left arrow Go to previous page in your browsing history
Alt + Right arrow Go to the next page in your browsing history
Ctrl + LinkOpen the link in a new tab in the background
Shift + Ctrl + Link ClickOpen the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab
Shift + Link ClickOpen the link in a new window
Alt + EnterOpen webpage in a new tab`
EscReturn the tab to its original position
CHROMEBOOK KEYBOARD SHORTCUTUSE
Search  + Up arrow  or Alt + Up arrow Page up
Search  + Down arrow  or Alt + Down arrow Page down
Space barScroll down the web page
Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow Go to top of page
Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow Go to bottom of page
Ctrl + pPrint your current page
Ctrl + sSave your current page
Ctrl + rReload your current page
Shift + Ctrl + rReload your current page without using cached content
Ctrl and + (plus)Zoom in on the page
Ctrl and - (minus)Zoom out on the page
Ctrl + 0Reset zoom level
EscStop the loading of your current page
Alt + Link ClickRight-click a link
Ctrl + Link ClickOpen the link in a new tab in the background
Ctrl + dSave your current webpage as a bookmark
Shift + Ctrl + dSave all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder
Ctrl + fSearch the current page
Ctrl + g or EnterGo to the next match for your search
Shift + Ctrl + g or Shift + EnterGo to the previous match for your search
Alt + Shift + aGo to an inactive information field
Ctrl + k or Ctrl + ePerform a Google search
Ctrl + EnterAdd www. and .com to your input in the address bar, then open the page
Ctrl + uView page source
Shift + Ctrl + iShow or hide the Developer Tools panel
Ctrl + Shift + cNavigate to selected section in the Developer Tools panel
Shift + Ctrl + jOpen the Console tab in the Developer Tools panel
Shift + Ctrl + bShow or hide the bookmarks bar
Alt + Shift + tShow the toolbar
Ctrl + Shift + cNavigate to selected selection in the Developer Tools panel
Ctrl + hOpen the History page
Ctrl + jOpen the Downloads page
Shift + Alt + BackspaceDelete selected Autofill suggestion when filling out a form
CHROMEBOOK KEYBOARD SHORTCUTUSE
Shift + Alt + mOpen the Files app
Select the file, then press SpacePreview a file in the Files app
Ctrl + .Display hidden files in the Files app
Shift + Alt + sOpen the status area (where the time appears)
Alt + 1 through Alt + 8Click icons 1-8 on your shelf
Alt + 9Click the last icon on your shelf
Search + 1Use F1
Search + 2Use F2
Search + 3Use F3
Search + 4Use F4
Search + 5Use F5
Search + 6Use F6
Search + 7Use F7
Search + 8Use F8
Search + 9Use F9
Search + 0Use F10
Search + _-Use F11
Search + =+Use F12
Shift + Alt + nSee notifications
Shift + Ctrl and + or - (minus)Change Your screen resolution
Shift + Ctrl + 0Reset screen resolution to default settings
Shift + Ctrl + Rotate Rotate screen to 90 degrees
Ctrl + Alt + . (period)Switch to the next user
Ctrl + Alt + , (comma)Switch to the previous user
CHROMEBOOK KEYBOARD SHORTCUTUSE
Search  + AltTurn Caps Lock on or off
Ctrl + aSelect everything on the page
Ctrl + L or Alt + dSelect the content in the address bar
Shift + Ctrl + Right arrow Select the next word or letter
Search  + Shift + Right arrow Select text to the end of the line
Search  + Shift + Left arrow Select text to the beginning of the line
Shift + Ctrl + Left arrow Select previous word or letter
Ctrl + Right arrow Move to the end of the next word
Ctrl + Left arrow Move to the start of the previous word
Search  + Left arrow Move to beginning of the line
Search  + Right arrow Move to end of the line
Search  + Ctrl + Right arrow Go to end of document
Search  + Ctrl + Left arrow Go to beginning of document
Ctrl + cCopy selected content to the clipboard
Ctrl + vPaste content from the clipboard
Shift + Ctrl + vPaste content from the clipboard as plain text
Ctrl + xCut
Ctrl + BackspaceDelete the previous word
Alt + BackspaceDelete the next letter (forward delete)
Ctrl + zUndo your last action
Shift + Ctrl + zRedo your last action
Shift + Ctrl + SpaceSwitch between the keyboard languages you've set.
Ctrl + SpaceSwitch to the previous keyboard language you were using.
CHROMEBOOK KEYBOARD SHORTCUTUSE
Ctrl + Alt + zTurn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off
Search  + Ctrl + hTurn on high contrast mode
Ctrl + Search  + mMagnify your whole screen
Ctrl + Search  + dMagnify part of your screen
Shift + Alt + LHighlight the launcher button on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Tab or Right arrow Highlight the next item on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab or Left arrow Highlight the previous item on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then Space or EnterOpen the highlighted button on your shelf
Shift + Alt + L, then EscRemove the highlight from a button on your shelf
Shift + Alt + bHighlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)
Shift + Alt + tHighlight the row with the address bar
Search  + Shift + Increase volume Open right-click menu for highlighted item
Ctrl + Up , Down , Left , or Right Move an app icon up, down or to the side in the launcher
Ctrl + Shift + Up , Down , Left , or RightMove an app in or out of a folder in the launcher
Switch Focus between: Launcher, Address Bar, Webpage and DownloadsCtrl + Back (left direction key) or Ctrl + Forward (Right direction key)
Alt + Brightness KeyIncrease or Deacrese Keyboard Backlight Brightness

Best Use cases for Chromebook shortcuts

Chromebooks are sleek and fast for Internet connectivity and snipping browser related tasks, this means, a majority of available shortcuts can all be used in your Internet browser which may share the same shortcut as a system setting.

Likely, special functions like taking a screenshot require you to use shortcuts, with no access to direct mouse interactions.

For the case of access all shortcuts with ease, you can always trigger Ctrl + Alt + / for a full list of all available Chromebook keyboard shortcuts. Nonetheless, with keyboard shortcuts, you are able to do more, the same way you would with a Mac or Linux powered Laptop.

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