The Coolest Google Chrome Shortcuts You Never Knew About

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jwcrosby

The most important shortcut of them all!!! Ctrl+L to jump to the address bar, with it automatically highlighted, so you can just start typing your URL.

Second most useful, start typing the url of a website you search a lot, for example, I start typing A, and it suggests amazon.com, at which point I just press tab, and start my search, when I press Enter it automatically brings me to the search results. No more loading a page, just to use the search, and have to load another page... Cut load times literally in half, plus you don't need to use the mouse!!! Woohoo!!!

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Baer

Many of these shortcuts work with the other best knows browsers also.
While I admit that Chrome is slightly faster to open many web pages it seems to slow down computer boots and general work, sometimes noticeably. I have found many things running in the background apparently brought in by Chrome.
For these reasons I am not using it any longer.

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stradric

Instead of Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab, I use Ctrl + PgUp and PgDown for more control when switching tabs. It's easier I think.

Use Alt + Left Arrow or Alt + Right Arrow for Back and Forward commands respectively.

Shift + Esc is the Chrome Task Manager.

Ctrl + W will close a tab, and Ctrl + Shift + T will restore the last closed tab.

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vrmlbasic

I wish there were a way to "type" the tab # to which one wishes to go.

CTRL + 1 is always Tab 1, and CTRL + (2-8) switch to their respective tabs, but CTRL + 9 is always the final tab.

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NavarWynn

Hey! Alt+W even works with the worst popup Ad site I've seen on the internet in the last decade ... You guessed it! MaximumPC

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KHRex

you may have a virus or something. I rarely get pop-up ads on this site, and I have no blockers or anything.

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LatiosXT

1, 3-8, 10, and 11 are universal shortcuts. Or at least they work on Firefox and IE as well.

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vrmlbasic

Is shift scrolling in Firefox and its derivatives?

I use the other 11 all the time in PaleMoon but shift-scrolling doesn't seem to work in it :(

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Arthur Dent

I've used the middle button more than the left button since I discovered the middle mouse button opened tabs in the background.

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Insula Gilliganis

"roughly 43% of the browser market" - Unless measured by NetApplications, then it is only 19%.. or W3Counter which has it at 38%!! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers)