Chrome is a free web browser from Google available for both Windows and the Mac. To download the version of Chrome for your operating system, visit www.google.com/chrome/. This tutorial will cover some of the most commonly used shortcuts for browsing the Web with Google Chrome.
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The following shortcuts will let you browse the Web with Google Chrome using only the keyboard:
- Command + L on the Mac or Control + L on Windows: will place the focus on the Address Bar. Google Chrome has integrated search in the Address Bar. Once the focus is on the Address Bar you can either type the address of a different website, or a search term to perform a Google search. Pressing Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac) will take you to the desired website or perform the search.
- Tab: will move the focus to the next item (link or form element) on a page.
- Shift Tab: will move the focus to the previous item (link or form element) on a page.
- Command + Left Arrow (Mac) or Alt + Left Arrow (Windows): will take you to the previous page in your browsing history.
- Command + Right Arrow (Mac) or Alt + Right Arrow (Windows): will take you to forward one page in your browsing history.
- Space Bar: will scroll down one screen at a time.
- Shift + Space Bar: will scroll up one screen at a time.
- Up/Down Arrow keys: will scroll the page in smaller increments.