Keyboard shortcuts have always been a blessing to us. When your mouse or touchpad is giving problems, you just fall on the keyboard. If you have a long task to perform, keyboard shortcuts usually do the work.
Luckily, Google Chrome on Windows machines also have some useful keyboard shortcuts.

This piece is going to give to you 30 Windows keyboard shortcuts and what they do on Google Chrome browsers. You don’t need to memorise these shortcuts but once you use one, it seems to stick.

Before then, you can check out the 30 most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome.

30 Windows shortcuts for Chrome

Open new tabHold Ctrl and press T
Close Tab ShortcutHold Ctrl and press W
Open Closed TabHold Ctrl and Shift, then press T
View the next tabCtrl + Tab (or CTRL + PgDn)*
View the previous tabCtrl + Shift + Tab. (Or press CTRL + PgUp)*
Jump to the last tabCtrl + 9
Switch to a specific tab (first eight tabs)Hold Ctrl and press the appropriate number. E.g., press Ctrl + 2 if you want to move to the second tab
Open link in new tab shortcutHold Ctrl and click the link
Open link in new windowHold Shift and click the link
Put a cursor in the search barHold Ctrl and press L, (or just press F6)*
Erase the current searchHold Ctrl and press Backspace
Highlight the next word in searchCtrl + right arrow key
Highlight the previous word in searchCtrl + left arrow key
Save webpageCtrl + S
Go back to the previous pagePress Backspace. (Or Alt + left arrow key)*
Go forward to the next page Shift + Backspace, (or Alt + right arrow key)*
Reload the current pageHold Ctrl and press R, (or just press F5)*
Open the find barHold Ctrl and press F
Scroll to the next keywords in the find bar Ctrl + G
Scroll to the previous keywords in the find bar Hold Shift + Ctrl and press G
Save the current page as a bookmark Ctrl + D
Open the settings pageF10 + Enter key/ Space bar + S
Open the downloads page Ctrl + J
Open HistoryCtrl + H
Open a new windowHold Ctrl and press N
Open a incognito windowCtrl + Shift + N
Shortcut to close windowHold Ctrl and press W
Minimize the current windowWindows key + down arrow key
Maximize Window ShortcutWindows key + up arrow key
Scroll down the web pageTap the Space Bar
Quit Google ChromeHold Ctrl + Shift and press Q. (Or Ctrl + Shift + W)*


* Note that some of the shortcuts won’t work depending on the computer brand you’re using. It could be unavailability of keys. That’s why some of the tasks have more than one shortcuts.

For example, I can use Ctrl + PgUp to toggle between tabs. Also, I can’t move to a previous page with the Backspace key so I use Alt + Left Arrow.

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