Building on the popularity of its search engine, Chrome is a free browser in the ever growing family of Google products. Since 2008, Chrome has offered an alternative browsing option for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. In 2013 I officially made the all out switch to Chrome as my go to browser. While I’m by no means a master, here are a handful of tips that make web surfing a breeze.
Top 5 Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
- Oops! Reopen the last closed tab – It happens (all to frequently.) You close a tab only to realize that you needed one more thing from the website before being finished. Now you’re just a simple CONTROL + SHIFT + T key combination away from getting it back.
- You’re interested in reading more about this topic but don’t want to go down the proverbial rabbit hole and lose your place in the exiting article, click SHIFT + the link to open a hyperlink in a new window.
- Press BACKSPACE to go back to the last page you visited.
- Hold CTRL + R to refresh the page. I’ve found this to be extremely helpful when stalking a ticket buying website to wait to pounce at the exact moment that ticket sales open for that concert I’ve been dying to see.
- Looking for a particular section or word? Quickly click CTRL + F to open the find window to search for exactly what you need within the page.
Thanks to our friends at HubSpot for this awesome cheatsheet that includes my favorites and a whole lot more for your mac and PC!!
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