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Chromebook/Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts

Chromebook/Chrome OS Shortcuts

Below, you’ll find a list of multiple shortcuts that will make everyones life easier. Google Chrome is an OS from Google that runs based on a cloud platform and Chromebooks are Google’s 100% web-based computer device. There is almost no memory stored on the actual device but instead it is all stored online in the “cloud”. Whenever you need to access any of your documents, the connection will be used to access Google’s secure databases and pull up any type of file you have uploaded or opened. On top of that, the boot-up time for cloud-based Chromebook is much less comparatively to on-premise computers. Whether you’re an administrator, in sales, design script, or just love Google Chrome, these shortcuts will make your efficiency when cloud computing maximized. Certain professionals will find some shortcuts more useful than others.

Admins and general users will find these shortcuts helpful for everyday tasks:

    • Ctrl+O- Open a file in the browser
    • Ctrl+Shift+N – Open a new window in incognito mode
    • Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
    • Ctrl+W – Close the current tab
    • Ctrl+Shift+Q – Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS
    • Alt+9 – Go to the last window open
    • Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar – See your browsing history for the tab
    • Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow – Go to previous page in your browsing history.
    • Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow – Go to the next page in your browsing history.
    • Press Ctrl and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
    • Press Alt and up arrow – Page up
    • Press Alt and down arrow – Page down
    • Ctrl+P – Print your current page
    • Ctrl+S – Save your current page
    • Press Alt and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
    • Ctrl+D – Save your current webpage as a bookmark
    • Drag a link to bookmarks bar – Save the link as a bookmark
    • Ctrl+F – Open the find bar to search your current page
    • Ctrl+Enter – Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL
    • Ctrl+ Take a screenshot of your current page
    • Ctrl+M – Open the file manager
    • Ctrl+H – Open the History page
    • Shift+Esc – Open the Task Manager
    • Ctrl+Alt+/ – Open the list of available keyboard shortcuts
    • Alt+Shift+B -Place focus on the bookmarks bar. Use the actions listed for
    • Alt+E or Alt+F – Open the wrench menu on the browser toolbar
    • Ctrl+A Select everything on the page
    • Ctrl+L or Alt+D Select the content in the address bar
    • Ctrl+C – Copy selected content to the clipboard
    • Ctrl+V – Paste content from the clipboard
    • Ctrl+Shift+V – Paste content from the clipboard as plain text
    • Ctrl+X – Cut
    • Ctrl+Z – Undo your last action

Sales, customer service reps or any users that need to jump between pages and pull info quickly will find these shortcuts useful:

    • Ctrl+O- Open a file in the browser
    • Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
    • Ctrl+W – Close the current tab
    • Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 – Go to the tab at the specified position in the window
    • Ctrl+9 – Go to the last tab in the window
    • Alt+9 – Go to the last window open
    • Ctrl+Tab – Go to the next tab in the window
    • Ctrl+Shift+Tab- Go to the previous tab in the window
    • Press Ctrl and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
    • Ctrl+R – Reload your current page
    • Ctrl+Shift+R – Reload your current page without using cached content
    • Press Alt and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
    • Ctrl+D – Save your current webpage as a bookmark
    • Ctrl+Shift+D – Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder
    • Drag a link to bookmarks bar – Save the link as a bookmark
    • Ctrl+F – Open the find bar to search your current page
    • Ctrl+Enter – Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL
    • Ctrl+ Take a screenshot of your current page
    • Ctrl+J – Open the Downloads page
    • Shift+Esc – Open the Task Manager
    • Ctrl+Alt+/ – Open the list of available keyboard shortcuts
    • Alt+Shift+B -Place focus on the bookmarks bar. Use the actions listed for
    • Shift+Alt+T – to move the focus.
    • Alt+E or Alt+F – Open the wrench menu on the browser toolbar
    • Ctrl+A Select everything on the page
    • Press Alt and up arrow – Page up
    • Ctrl+Z – Undo your last action

Designers and creative types may find these shortcuts helpful:

    • Ctrl+O- Open a file in the browser
    • Ctrl+N – Open a new window
    • Ctrl+Shift+W – Close the current window
    • Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
    • Ctrl+W – Close the current tab
    • Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.
    • Alt+1 through Alt+9 – Go to the window at the specified position
    • Alt+9 – Go to the last window open
    • Alt+Tab – Go to the next window you have open
    • Alt+Shift+Tab – Go to the previous window you have open
    • Press Ctrl and click a link – Open the link in a new tab in the background
    • Space bar – Scroll down the web page
    • Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link – Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab
    • Ctrl and + – Zoom in on the page
    • Ctrl and – – Zoom out on the page
    • Ctrl+0 – Reset zoom level
    • Esc – Stop the loading of your current page
    • Ctrl+F – Open the find bar to search your current page
    • Ctrl+Enter – Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL
    • Ctrl+ Take a screenshot of your current page
    • Ctrl+U – View page source
    • Ctrl+Shift+I – Toggle the display of the Developer Tools panel
    • Ctrl+Shift+J – Toggle the display of the DOM Inspector
    • Ctrl+Shift+B -Toggle the display of the bookmarks bar. Bookmarks appear on the New Tab page if the bar is hidden.
    • Ctrl+M – Open the file manager
    • Ctrl+J – Open the Downloads page
    • Shift+Esc – Open the Task Manager
    • Ctrl+Alt+/ – Open the list of available keyboard shortcuts
    • Ctrl+ – Configure monitor display
    • Shift+Alt+S – Place focus on the status area in the top-right corner of the screen. Use the actions listed for Shift+Alt+T to move the focus.
    • Shift+Alt+T – Place focus on the browser toolbar
    • Press Tab or the right arrow to focus on the next item in the toolbar
    • Press Shift+Tab or the left arrow to focus on the previous item in the toolbar
    • Press Ctrl+Alt and the up arrow to focus on the first item in the toolbar
    • Press Ctrl+Alt and the down arrow to focus on the last item in the toolbar
    • Press Space or Enter to activate buttons, including page actions and browser actions
    • Press Shift +
    • Press Esc to return focus to the page
    • Ctrl + – Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:

– Status bar containing the time, network icon, and battery icon in the upper-right corner of the screen
– Address bar
– Bookmarks bar (if visible)
– The main web content (including any infobars)
– Downloads bar (if visible)

    • Alt+Shift+B -Place focus on the bookmarks bar. Use the actions listed for
    • Shift+Alt+T – to move the focus.
    • Alt+E or Alt+F – Open the wrench menu on the browser toolbar
    • Ctrl+A Select everything on the page
    • Press Ctrl+Shift and right arrow Select next word or letter
    • Press Ctrl+Shift and left arrow Select previous word or letter
    • Press Ctrl and right arrow – Move to the start of the next word
    • Press Ctrl and left arrow – Move to the start of the previous word
    • Ctrl+C – Copy selected content to the clipboard
    • Ctrl+V – Paste content from the clipboard
    • Ctrl+Shift+V – Paste content from the clipboard as plain text
    • Ctrl+X – Cut
    • Ctrl+Backspace – Delete the previous word
    • Alt+Backspace – Delete the next letter (forward delete)
    • Ctrl+Z – Undo your last action

Ready to get your organization on Chromebooks? Let’s SADA help your organization configure Chromebooks, desktops, applications, and servers so Chromebook users have access to all their enterprise applications by virtue of AccessNow.

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