Last week we talked about trackpad gestures on your Chromebook. Today we are going to cover a few keyboard shortcuts you can use to make your Chrome experience even more productive. While I’m sure most of your are familiar with the traditional shortcuts(i.e., ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste, ctrl+a to select all etc, etc), your Chromebook can do so much more. Here are just a few.
- Ctrl+ N – Open a new window
- Ctrl+Shift+N – Open a new incognito window
- Ctrl+Shift+Q(twice) – Signs our of your Google account on Chrome OS
- Alt+1-8 – Activates the items 1-8 pinned to your shelf
- Ctrl+Alt+/ – Cycles through available keyboard options.(extended, international etc)
- Search+L – Locks your screen
- Alt+clicking on a link will perform a right click
- Ctrl+H – Opens your browser history page
- Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopens the last closed tab. Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you opened
- Alt+[ – Docks window to the left
- Alt+] – Docks window to the right
- Ctrl+D – Bookmarks current page
- Ctrl+Shift+I – Opens inspection element(very useful for web designers)
- Ctrl+Alt+Z -Toggles Chromevox(spoken feedback)
- Search+Esc – Opens the task manager
These are just a handful of useful shortcuts for your Chromebook. With a little practice, these keystrokes can increase productivity and create a more fluid work flow. You can find a full list of keyboard shortcuts at Google Support. Just follow the link below.
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