Useful shortcuts:

  • Take a screenshot: Press the Screenshot key . Or press Ctrl + Show Windows
  • Take a partial screenshot: Press Alt + Screenshot , then click and drag. Or press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows  , then click and drag.
  • Take a screenshot on tablets: Press Power button + Volume down button.
  • Turn Caps Lock on or off: Press Search  + AltOr press Launcher  + Alt.
  • Lock your screen: Press Search  + L. Or press Launcher  + L.
  • Sign out of your Google Account: Press Shift + Ctrl + q (twice).
  • See all keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl + Alt + / (forward slash).

For more information, check out: Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

All other shortcuts

Important: Depending on your keyboard, you can press the Search key or the Launcher key  for some shortcuts. Both keys work the same.

Tabs and windows

Open a new windowCtrl + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeShift + Ctrl + n
Open a new tabCtrl + t
Open a file in the browserCtrl o
Close the current tabCtrl w
Close the current windowShift + Ctrl w
Reopen the last tab or window you closedShift Ctrl t
Go to tabs 1-8 in the windowCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Go to the last tab in the windowCtrl + 9
Go to the next tab in the windowCtrl + Tab
Go to the previous tab in the windowShift + Ctrl + Tab
Switch quickly between windowsPress & hold Alt, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release.
Open the window you used least recentlyPress & hold Shift + Alt, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release.
Go to previous page in your browsing historyAlt + Left arrow 
Go to the next page in your browsing historyAlt + 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 Shift + Ctrl 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 + [ (left square bracket)
Maximize windowAlt + =
Minimize windowAlt + - (minus)
Dock a window on the right

Alt + ] (right square bracket)

Switch windows between screens (when your Chromebook is connected to a monitor)

Search + Alt + (or)
Launcher + Alt + m

Page & web browser

Page upAlt + Up arrow
Page downAlt + Down arrow
Scroll down the web pageSpace bar
Go to top of pageCtrl + Alt + Up arrow
Go to bottom of pageCtrl + Alt + Down arrow
Print your current pageCtrl + p
Save your current pageCtrl + s
Reload your current pageCtrl + r
Reload your current page without using cached contentShift + Ctrl + r
Zoom in on the pageCtrl and +
Zoom out on the pageCtrl and (minus)
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 the link as a bookmarkDrag link to bookmarks bar
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkCtrl + d
Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folderShift + Ctrl + d
Search the current pageCtrl + f
Go to the next match for your searchCtrl + g or Enter
Go to the previous match for your searchShift + Ctrl + g or Shift + Enter
Go to an inactive information fieldAlt + Shift + a
Perform a Google searchCtrl k (or)
Ctrl e
Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar, then open the pageCtrl + Enter
View page sourceCtrl + u
Show or hide the Developer Tools panelShift + Ctrl + i
Navigate to selected section in the Developer Tools panelCtrl + Shift + c
Open the Console tab in the Developer Tools panelShift + Ctrl j
Show or hide the bookmarks barShift Ctrl b
Show the toolbarAlt + Shift + t
Navigate to selected selection in the Developer Tools panelCtrl + Shift + c
Open the History pageCtrl + h
Open the Downloads pageCtrl + j
Delete selected Autofill suggestion when filling out a formShift + Alt + Backspace

System & display settings

Open the Files appShift + Alt + m
Preview a file in the Files appSelect the file, then press Space
Display hidden files in the Files appCtrl + . (period)
Open the status area (where the time appears)Shift + Alt + s
Click icons 1-8 on your shelfAlt + 1 through Alt + 8
Click the last icon on your shelfAlt + 9
Use function keysSearch  + your preferred function key (or)
Launcher  + your preferred function key
See your notificationsShift + Alt + n
Change screen resolutionShift Ctrl and + or (minus)
Reset screen resolution to defaultShift + Ctrl + 0
Rotate screen 90 degreesShift + Ctrl + Rotate
Switch to the next userCtrl + Alt + . (period)
Switch to the previous userCtrl + Alt + , (comma)

Text editing

Turn Caps Lock on or offSearch  + Alt (or)
Launcher + Alt
Select everything on the pageCtrl + a
Select the content in the address barCtrl + L or Alt + d
Select the next word or letterShift + Ctrl + Right arrow  
Select text to the end of the lineSearch  + Shift + Right arrow (or)Launcher + Shift + Right arrow 
Select text to the beginning of the lineSearch  + Shift + Left arrow (or)Launcher + Shift + Left arrow 
Select previous word or letterShift + Ctrl + Left arrow 
Move to the end of the next wordCtrl + Right arrow
Move to the start of the previous wordCtrl + Left arrow 
Move to beginning of the lineSearch  + Left arrow  (or)Launcher + Left arrow 
Move to end of the lineSearch  + Right arrow (or)Launcher + Right Arrow 
Go to end of documentSearch + Ctrl + Right arrow (or)Launcher + Ctrl + Right arrow 
Go to beginning of documentSearch  + Ctrl + Left arrow  (or)Launcher + Ctrl + Left arrow  
Copy selected content to the clipboardCtrl + c
Paste content from the clipboardCtrl + v
Paste content from the clipboard as plain textShift + Ctrl + v
CutCtrl + x
Delete the previous wordCtrl + Backspace
Delete the next letter (forward delete)Alt + Backspace
Undo your last actionCtrl + z
Redo your last actionShift + Ctrl + z

Switch between the keyboard languages you've set.

Learn how to choose your keyboard language.

Shift + Ctrl + Space

Switch to the previous keyboard language you were using.

Learn how to choose your keyboard language.

Ctrl + Space
Dim keyboard (for backlit keyboards only)Alt +
Make keyboard brighter (for backlit keyboards only)Alt +

Accessibility

Learn how to make your Chromebook accessible.

Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or offCtrl + Alt + z
Turn on high contrast modeSearch  + Ctrl + (or)
Launcher + Ctrl + h
Magnify your whole screenCtrl + Search + m (or)
Ctrl + Launcher + m
Magnify part of your screenCtrl + Search + (or)
Ctrl + Launcher + d
Highlight the launcher button on your shelfShift + Alt + L
Highlight the next item on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Tab (or)
Shift + Alt + L, then Right arrow 
Highlight the previous item on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab (or)
Shift + Alt + L, then Left arrow 
Open the highlighted button on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Space (or)
Shift + Alt + L, then Enter
Remove the highlight from a button on your shelfShift + Alt + L, then Esc
Switch focus between:
  • Status area (where the time appears)
  • Launcher
  • Address bar
  • Bookmarks bar (if visible)
  • The webpage that's open
  • Downloads bar (if visible)
Ctrl + Back or Ctrl + Forward
Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)Shift + Alt + b
Highlight the row with the address barShift + Alt + t
Open right-click menu for highlighted itemSearch  + Shift + Increase volume (or)Launcher  + Shift + Increase volume
Move an app icon up, down or to the side in the launcherCtrl + Up , Down , Left , or Right
Move an app in or out of a folder in the launcherCtrl + Shift + Up , Down , Left , or Right 
Use shortcuts on a braille keyboardSee braille keyboard shortcuts