Ready to work like a pro on your Chromebook? Integrate these common Chromebook keyboard shortcuts to boost your productivity. For more tips, check out our guide to Chromebook basics.
Ctrl + Alt + ? – overlay of a keyboard with shortcuts
Search key + L – Lock your Chromebook’s screen.
Ctrl + Shift + Q – Log out of your Chromebook.
Ctrl + Shift + Q twice – Quit
Alt + E – Open the Chrome browser’s menu. This only works if a Chrome browser window is open and focused.
Alt + 1-8 – Launch apps located in shelf, with 1 being the leftmost app.
Alt + [ ] – Split screen
Alt + [ – Dock a window to the left side of your screen.
Alt + ] – Dock a window to the right side of your screen.
Ctrl + Switcher/F5 or screenshot key – Takes screen shot
Ctrl + Shift + Switcher/F5 or Alt + screenshot key – Partial screen shot: Use the cursor to select the part of the screen you want to save.
Alt + Search – Toggle caps lock. The Search key is in place of the caps lock key on a standard keyboard
Shift + Esc – Launch the Task Manager.
Looking for more? Visit the complete library of Chromebook shortcuts.
If you are savvy with keyboard commands on a Windows laptop or MacBook, you may recognize some of these.
Ctrl + 1-8 – activates tabs 1-8 starting from left
Ctrl + 9 – Switches to last tab
Ctrl + T – opens new tab
Ctrl + W – closes current tab
For more web shortcuts, learn the 47 keyboard commands that work in all web browsers.
Just as Chromebooks support a bevy of web shortcuts, they also supports most text-editing shortcuts.
Ctrl + backspace – deletes previous word
Alt + backspace – functions as a Windows delete key, deletes next character after cursor
Ctrl + Z – undo
Ctrl + C – copy
Ctrl + X – cut
Ctrl + V – paste