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Chromebooks: Keyboard Tips

To help you find things quickly, your Chromebook keyboard has special shortcut keys, including a dedicated search key. The shortcut keys make it easy to get around online and control your Chromebook, and the search key lets you search your apps and the web at the same time.

Some special keys sit along the top of Chromebook keyboards. If you're using a Windows keyboard with your Chromebook, the F keys at the top of the keyboard will work just like the keys below.

Go to the previous page in your browser history (F1)
Go to the next page in your browser history (F2)
Reload your current page (F3)
Enter Immersive mode, which hides the tabs and launcher (F4)
Enter Overview mode, which shows all windows (F5)
Decrease screen brightness (F6)
Increase screen brightness (F7)
Mute (F8)
Decrease the volume (F9)
Increase the volume (F10)
Search your apps and the web at the same time. On a Chromebook, this key is located on the side, where you'd normally find the Caps Lock key. 

To see a map of all shortcuts on your screen, press Ctrl+Alt+?.
Page upPress Alt and the up arrow
Page downPress Alt and the down arrow
HomePress Ctrl+Alt, and the up arrow
EndPress Ctrl+Alt, and the down arrow
DeletePress Alt+Backspace
Toggle the bookmark barCtrl+Shift+B
Search your current webpageCtrl+F
Open a new tabCtrl+T
Open a new windowCtrl+N
Open the link you clicked in a new background tabPress Alt and click a link
Switch to your next tabCtrl+Tab
Switch to your next windowAlt+Tab
Sign out of your Google AccountCtrl+Shift+Q
Close your current tabCtrl+W