11 incredibly cool Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts you must know

There are  less no of people using conventional keyboard and mouse setup  than those who use touch capacitive screens , but this means that they are not productive ??
My answer is a clear NO !!

For you , here are some cool shortcuts for Google Chrome that will improve your desktop browsing experience with a ‘keyboard and mouse’  –

1.Accidentally closed a tab? Hit Ctrl+Shift+T .

One of my favourite Google Chrome shortcuts, this is a great one in the event that you either accidentally closed a tab or you need to track back to a recently closed page in general.

 Ditch the Shift (Ctrl+T) and you can seamlessly open new tabs 

2. Quickly go Incognito with Ctrl+Shift+N .

Need to “watch some movies” and don’t want the next computer user to see? Well, you could either right-click on the Google Chrome taskbar shortcut and choose “new incognito window”  .this doesn’t save any of your browsing history at all .

Pro tip – Don’t have anything to hide but still need a new window? Then hit Ctrl+N as well.

3. Close tabs in no time correctly  with Ctrl+W .

Ctrl+T is a great way to open new tabs, but what about  closing them , of course you can use Ctrl+W .

Hitting this shortcut will close the tab that’s currently open, so proceed with caution. No worries  ,  you can use it carelessly  because you can always use ctrl + shift + T .

4. View your downloads page with Ctrl+J .

One of the more well-known browser shortcuts in general, a simple Ctrl+J blend will direct to your download window . Can be used when you want to open downloads without entering chrome menu . 

Developer ? Then toss  a Shift (Ctrl+Shift+J) to open the browser’s developer tools window  quickly .

5. Want to clear the browsing history in one go ?? just use Ctrl+Shift+Delete .

 Use Ctrl+Shift+Delete to get directed instantly to the  “clear browsing data” page .

Here , You don’t need to open the Google Chrome menu, and navigate to “more tools” to clear your browsing data. Just use this shortcut to quickly open the relevant window .

This is a handy time saver at the internet cafe, if you’re using a node computer or if the need arises for “ some other “ reason . Isn’t it good ??

6. Use Ctrl+P to save a webpage as a PDF .

You don’t need to save pages as HTML files if you don’t want to, as PDF saving is available by hitting Ctrl+P.

Once you’ve pressed these keys, click the “change” button under the “destination” field and then choose the “save as PDF” option under “local destinations”.

This could be very useful for you if you wanna be a  pro internet user .

7. Too lazy to type  the full address ? No worries ! just type Ctrl+Enter .

 One for some of my lazier friends , I have got a shortcut , hitting Ctrl+Enter after typing a website name adds “ www. ” to the beginning and “.com” to the end.

Wait !! 

That’s all it does , really. So those needing a “ .co.in ” or any other variations will have to do it the old-fashioned way.

8. Quickly add your cursor to the search bar with cursor wiyh ctrl + L

There are two ways you can add your cursor to the search/address bar. The straightforward way is to move your mouse to the address bar and click in the field, while the second way is to simply tap Ctrl+L.

Of course, if you’ve just opened up a new tab, your cursor is automatically placed into the search bar anyway. But this is useful if you don’t need to open a new tab anyway.

9. Open the Chrome Task Manager with Shift+Esc .

Windows isn’t the only one with a task manager, as Google Chrome has one built-in too, which can be summoned with the above shortcut.

The task manager is a great way to track down memory-hogging tabs, so you can quickly shut them down and speed things up a bit.

10. Switch between tabs with Ctrl+1 to Ctrl+8  .

Don’t feel like using your trusty mouse to switch between tabs ? simply use Ctrl and a number to switch to that tab 

So Ctrl+1 will switch to your first tab, Ctrl+2 will switch to your second tab and so on. However, Ctrl+9 will always switch to your last one.

Pro tip  ~ you can always use the ctrl + tab combo to switch the tabs from your 1 st tab to the last tab in an ascending fashion .

11. You can find any words or phrases with Ctrl-F 

 Ctrl-F is the shortcut in your browser or operating system that allows you to find words or phrases quickly .

 Bonus shortcut ~ Close all tabs in one go with  Ctrl + Shift + W , if you are stuck to keyboard shortcuts with our amazing keyboard shortcuts .

Do you know of any other awesome shortcuts we’ve failed to list above? Let us know in the comments section below . we will cover it in its next part .

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