Basics – Chrome OS – Useful Shortcuts


Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Top Row Keys – (From left to right)

Escape key

Back key – Goes back to previous page

Forward Key – Goes forward one page

Refresh Key – Refreshes the page

Immersive Mode – Makes the active window full screen

Window Switcher – Quickly switch between windows

Decrease Brightness – Decreases the screens brightness

Increase Brightness – Increases the screens brightness

Decrease Volume – Decreases the speaker volume

Increase Volume – Increases the speaker volume

Power – Just your average power button


Alt + E – Quick access to the Chrome browser menu

Ctrl + Shift + L – Lock your Chromebook

Ctrl + Shift + Q – Log out of your Chromebook


Split Screen

Alt + [ – Active program will dock to the left side of your screen

Alt + ]  – Active program will dock to the right side of your screen


Search + Esc – Launch the Task Manager

Ctrl + Switcher – Takes a screenshot and automatically saves it to your Downloads folder

Ctrl + Shift + Switcher – Takes a screenshot of part of the screen – use the mouse to select that part of the screen that you want to capture

Alt + Search (Looks like a magnifying glass)– Toggle Caps Lock



Display Settings

Ctrl + Shift and + – Makes everything appear larger on your screen

Ctrl + Shift and – – Makes everything appear smaller on your screen

Ctrl + Shift and ) – Return screen to default size setting

Ctrl + Shift + Refresh – Rotate your screen 90 degrees


If I have missed any useful shortcuts please feel free to leave a comment or message me.



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