I believe everyone who works a lot on the computer will sooner or later start to replace mouse action with shortcuts. It is faster and everyone who has ever experienced ‘Mouse Pain’ in his hand will understand why I am trying to avoid constant mouse movements as much as possible. So I put this list together for you with my favorite Chrome keyboard shortcuts.


Chrome shortcuts

Scroll through Chrome tabs

CTRL + Page Up to browse the tabs from left to right
CTRL + Page Down to browse the tabs from right to left

Opening tabs and windows

Opening a specific tab
CTRL + number to open a specific tab, e.g.
CTRL + 3 to open the third tab

a new tab : CTRL + T
a new window: CTRL + N
the last closed tab: SHIFT + CTRL + T

the history : CTRL + H
the list with the last downloaded files: CTRL + J

Search within Tab: ‘CTRL + F’ then ‘Enter’ to jump from result to result

Google instant search shortcuts

1) Place cursor in search window with ‘/’.
2) In search window type and browse through the suggestions with the Up and down arrow keys or continue typing.
3) Select suggestion with ‘Enter’.
4) Press ‘Tab’. Then use up and down arrow keys again to browse through results. Press enter to select a search result.
5) Use Arrow keys to scroll up/down to read the article. You can go back with “ALT” + ‘left arrow’ (CTRL+F to search for a certain word or expression)

note: If you return from a search results you can press tab to be able to browse through the results again.

Gmail shortcuts

I wrote a post earlier for how to turn Gmail keyboard shortcuts on.

Browse through emails

In conversation list:
Go down to the previous conversation : j
Go up to the next conversation: k

note: works in list modus and when conversations are opened.

In conversation:
previous Email in conversation: p
next Email in conversation: n
open conversation/ expand Email: Enter
delete email: # (SHIFT + 3)
return to conversation list/ refresh Gmail (check for new emails): u

place cursor in search window: ‘/’

With email open

open label tab: l (scroll with arrow keys)
archive: e
star email: s
respond to sender only: r
respond to all recipients: a
send email: Tab then Enter

Pop out window

compose new email in pop out window: SHIFT + C
compose response to sender in pop out window: SHIFT + R
compose response to all recipients in pop out window: SHIFT + A

Maximizing the Pop put window: ALT + Space, then X

Close the draft (it is immediately saved as soon as you type one letter): CTRL + W

You can find Google’s full list of Gmail shortcuts here: http://support.google.com/a/users/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=163225




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