Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts
There are many useful keyboard shortcuts on a Chromebook (screenshots, snipping, cutting, pasting, copying, etc). Many of the shortcuts are the same as on your current laptop / windows device. However, there are some that are different.
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and clicks that allow you to complete various functions. Below is a partial list of the most useful shortcuts when using a Chromebook keyboard.
Most Popular Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts:
|Zoom in on the page||Ctrl and +|
|Zoom out on the page||Ctrl and -|
|Reset zoom level||Ctrl + 0 (Note: this is the number zero)|
|Open a new tab||Ctrl + t|
|Open a new window||Ctrl + n|
|Open a file in the browser window||Ctrl + o|
|Dock a window to the left||Alt + [|
|Dock a window to the right||Alt + ]|
|Lock your screen||
Search + L
Ctrl + Shift + Reload (round arrow)
|Take a full screenshot (snipping)||Ctrl + Show windows key (F4)|
|Take a partial screenshot (snipping)||Ctrl + Shift + Show windows key (F4) , then click & drag the area|
|Turn Caps Lock on / off||
Alt + Search
Ctrl + c
|Paste||Ctrl + v|
Ctrl + x
|Select everything on page / select all text||Ctrl + a|
Find a word on the page
|Ctrl + f, then enter word / phrase to search & find|
Undo last action
|Ctrl + z|
|Redo last action||Ctrl + y or Ctrl + Shift + z|
|Clear the cache||Ctrl + Shift + Backspace|
To see a list of all keyboard shortcuts, you can use a keyboard shortcut to see the list:
- Press Control (Ctrl) +Alt + ? or visit this link for list of all shortcuts.
- Once this opens, you can also use the search feature to find specific shortcuts.