15 essential Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts

Google's Chrome OS uses some familiar keyboard shortcuts as well as some unique ones. We reveal 15 essential keyboard shortcuts in Chrome OS.

Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts
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Google's Chrome OS uses some familiar keyboard shortcuts as well as some unique ones. A few of these access Chrome OS settings and others take the place of missing physical keys on Chromebook keyboards (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End). Here are 15 essential keyboard shortcuts in Chrome OS:

Settings:

Ctrl+?Open help
Shift+EscOpen task manager
Ctrl+Alt+/Open keyboard shortcut list
Ctrl+MOpen file manager

Navigation and text editing:

Alt+ up arrowPage Up
Alt+ down arrowPage Down
Ctrl+Alt+ up arrowHome
Ctrl+Alt+ down arrowEnd
Ctrl+TabSwitch to next browser tab
Ctrl+WClose current tab
Ctrl+Shift+TReopen last closed tab
Ctrl+NOpen new browser window
Alt+TabSwitch to next open window
Ctrl+Shift+QSign out of Google account
Alt+backspaceDelete file(s) in file manager
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