Shortcuts, we are used to work in the same way with the computer that we practically do everything mechanically. There are many more commands than “Ctrl + C” and “Ctrl + V”. In fact, if we talk about shortcuts in Chrome we can find some that are more famous than others and that can help us to carry out activities that we do daily in a simpler and faster way.
The browser is a place where we can find many keyboard shortcuts to perform searches and obtain valuable information about opportunities at a speed greater than what we are used to. The key is to learn only the most useful shortcuts. In this post you will find the most practical shortcuts that will bring you closer to the efficiency in your daily tasks. Maybe you always knew the shortcuts, but you never thought they would save you a lot of time. You will be amazed at the speed with which you can surf the internet after you learn how to use them.
The 15 shortcuts in Chrome that you should start using
When we use our browser it is important to have control of the tabs and windows. This not only means knowing the shortcuts to open normal windows and tabs or in incognito mode, but also making it easier to surf between them without having to touch the mouse and waste time while we are writing.
Close the current tab
When we are browsing and we want to close some tabs, it will not be necessary to press the “x”. This shortcut allows us to save time and perform this action in an agile way, all we have to do is press Ctrl and W.
Locate us in the next open tab
On many occasions that we are working in our browser, we have multiple tabs open with different information. We can find ourselves doing some research, a homework or any other activity. To apply this shortcut, we have to press Ctrl and the tab key and we will automatically go to the next tab instead of directing the cursor to the top of the browser.
Go to a specific tab
This shortcut is a little similar to the previous one, with the difference that it allows us to locate ourselves in a specific tab. For example, if we have 5 tabs open and we want to move quickly from 1 to 4 to be able to view the information, we must hold down Ctrl and the number 4, the number that is pressed goes depending on the tab we want to see.
Open hyperlinks in a new window
Usually we have several links that we have previously saved in order to have easy access to them. If what we want is to open one of them in a new window through a shortcut, we have to press Shift and click on the desired link.
Delete current searches
When we are doing Google searches, it is very common for us to make a mistake when we write a url or in a word because we could have written it quickly. If this is the case and we want to find a command that helps us to delete everything quickly, the one we can use is Ctrl and the backspace key. This will remove entire words and save us time, rather than holding down the backspace key.
Highlight the previous word in a search
On many occasions, we want to make similar searches with words that we have used previously. In this case, to highlight the previous word, we must hold down Ctrl, Shift and the arrow to the left.
Advance to the next page
If we hold down Alt and the right arrow, what will happen is that we will go to the next page to which we have previously accessed. This is extremely useful when we find ourselves moving between different websites and we go back and want to return in an easy and fast way.
Open the search bar
To search for a keyword on a page that we have entered, we have to use the Ctrl and F commands. This will allow us to have easy access to a search engine where we can enter a specific word of what we are looking for or the topic of interest.
Save a page to favorites
Many times we find pages that contain articles or information of our interest that we want to save to read later or to simply keep that information for the future. To place it among our favorite pages, what we have to do is press Ctrl and D and a window will automatically open that will allow us to save it.
Open the download page
After making searchs and downloaded documents, videos or images from Google, the simplest shortcut to access to all of them is Ctrl and J. This will automatically open a window where all the downloads we have made will be displayed.
Open a new window in incognito mode
As we can normally open pages in our Google browser, in the same way we can do it with incognito mode. To open a new page in this mode, we must press Ctrl, Shift and N and in an easy and simple way we can access it.
Close a current window
Close quickly the window we are using won’t be a problem with this shortcut. If we have already finished the searches we need, to close the windows without using the mouse, we must hold down Ctrl, Shift and W.
Browse with a different user
When we are using the computer of a friend or relative and we want to access Chrome from another user, the easiest and fastest way is through the shortcut Ctrl, Shift and M. This will display the user panel where we can change accounts.
Clear browsing data
If what you are looking for is a command that allows you to clean the navigation data, the shortcut you should use is Ctrl, Shift and Del.
How to get down on a open tab
If one day you are reading some super interesting information on a page and your pointer is stuck or you do not want to use the mouse, you must use the space bar to continue advancing in your reading or in the exploration of the page where you are.