Monday, July 20, 2009

The Power User's Guide to Google Chrome

. (Chrome only) Ctrl+B toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.
. (Chrome only) Shift+Escape opens Google Chrome's Task Manager.
. Ctrl+L to move your cursor to the address bar.
. Ctrl+K moves your cursor to the address bar to enter a Google search.
. Ctrl+T opens a new tab.
. Ctrl+N opens a new window.
. Ctrl+Shift+T opens the last closed tab.
. (Chrome only) Ctrl+Shift+N opens a new window in "Incognito Mode."
. Ctrl+Tab cycles through open tabs; Ctrl+Shift+Tab reverse cycles through open tabs.
. Ctrl+J opens the Downloads tab.
. Ctrl+W closes the current tab.
. Ctrl+R refreshes the current page.
. Ctrl+H opens the History tab.
. Alt+Home loads your homepage.
. Ctrl+1 through 9 switches to a particular open tab position.
. Ctrl++, Ctrl+-, Ctrl+0 Enlarges, reduces, and restores default text sizes, respectively.

. Click and hold (or right-click) the Back or Forward button to go directly to a page far behind or forward in your browsing history.

. When you've got a URL on your clipboard, right-click Chrome's address bar to Paste and go to your destination (and save yourself an extra tap on the Enter key).

. Ctrl+Mousewheel to zoom in or out of pages in Chrome.

. Drag and drop downloads out of Chrome's status bar and onto your desktop to save them there, or into any Explorer window to save them there. (You already know you can drag and drop a Chrome tab out into a new window, or back into an existing Chrome window to dock it there.)

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