Give Your Google Chrome Navigation An Escalation With These Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

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Want go give your Google Chrome navigation an escalation?

There are few handy keyboard shortcuts mastering them will speed up your prospecting research and will save your valuable time.

In this article we shared most useful keyword shortcuts that will make your browsing experience more efficient. 



1. Open a new tab

To open a new tab just hold on Ctrl button (Command for Mac users) and press T.


Open a new tab


2. Close current tab


To close the current Tab just hold on Ctrl button (Command for Mac users) and press W. Now you no longer have to move your cursor to that little 'x' to close a tab.

Close current tab



3. Reopen last closed tab


What if you are doing some important work and you accidentally close a tab, usually to reopen it you need to go the history of your Chrome browser and navigate to the search you wan to reopen. But you can also do that by pressing some keys, just hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) and Shift buttons and Press T to reopen the last closed tab.

Reopen last closed tab



4. View next tab

Now suppose you are doing some work and there are multiple tabs open in your browser and you want to view the next tab. Normally what you will do is drag the mouse to the top of the browser to click the tab. What if we tell you can do it without even touching your mouse, just hold down the Ctrl button and press Tab. For Mac, hold the Command and Option buttons and then press the right arrow key.


View next tab


5. View previous tab

Likewise, you can also switch to the previous tab by holding down the Ctrl button and press 9 For Mac, hold the Command and Option button and then press the left arrow key.


View previous tab

6. Move to a specific tab (first eight tabs)

What if you wan to switch to a specific tab, just hold down the Ctrl button and press appropriate number. This shortcut is only applied up to first eight tabs. For an instance, say you want to switch to 3rd tab, hold Ctrl (Command for Mac users) and then press 3

Move to a specific tab (first eight tabs)


7. Open hyperlinked text in a new tab

You might have seen hyperlinked texts that will take you to anther article. What if you want to open that link in a new tab? Just hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and click the link.

Open hyperlinked text in a new tab


8. Open hyperlinked text in a new window

To open the hyperlinked text in a new window hold down the Shift (Same for Mac ) button and the click the link.


Open hyperlinked text in a new window


9. Put cursor in search bar


Suppose you all of sudden want to google something or directly type some URL for that you need to drag your mouse cursor to the search bar. But there's a shortcut that you might find handy to put cursor in search bar. Just press down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and press L.

Put cursor in search bar


10. Start over current search

If you want to start over your search just hold down the Ctrl button and press Backspace. For Mac hold down the Command button and press delete.

 Start over current search


11. Go back to previous page

Wanna jump back to previous page? Just press Backspace (Delete for Mac users).

Go back to previous page


12. Go forward to next page

To jump forward to next page hold the Shift button and press Backspace (Delete for Mac users).

Go forward to next page


13. Reload the current tab

Suppose your net goes down and page froze and you want to quickly reload it. For such case hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and press R.

Reload the current tab


14. Find something on page / Open the find bar

Want to search or find something on the page? Just hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and press F. A find bar will open in the top right corner of the page, there type what you're looking for.

Find something on page / Open the find bar


15. Bookmark the current page

What if you like some page and want to bookmark your favorite webpage so that you can navigate to them in seconds. To save a page as bookmark hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and press D.

Bookmark the current page


16. Open settings page
Sorry to say but there are not shortcut for this for PC users. If you are on Mac hold down the Command button and press the comma key.

Open settings page


17. Open downloads page

To open the downloads page just hold down the Ctrl button and press J. Mac users hold the Command and Shift button and then Press J.

Open downloads page



18. Open new window

What if you are doing some work and don't want to close all the tabs, and need to open a new Window. To do this, hold down the Ctrl (Command for Mac users) button and press N.


Open new window


19. Close current open window

If you want to quickly close the current open window just hold down the Ctrl ( Command for Mac users) and Shift button and then press W.

Close current open window


20. Minimize current window

To minimize current window hold down the Command button and press M on your Mac. There's no keyboard shortcut for this for PC users.


Minimize current window



We bet you might have memorize most of these shortcuts by now. If you spend most of your time online don't you think spending few minutes to master all these shortcuts are worth investing?  

Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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