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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.


Web 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.


Text-Editing Shortcuts


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