10 really useful Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts that you should be using

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Although more and more people are using touchscreen devices these day it doesn’t mean that the old keyboard and mouse is dead.

If you are using the traditional method you could try out some of these Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts to improve your browsing experience.

1. Go Incognito (Ctrl+Shift+N)

This is ideal when you want to hide what you have been searching for. You may be looking for something that you don’t want the next user to see so this is a great option.

2. Close Tabs (Ctrl+W)

You don’t need to click on the X in the top right hand corner; Ctrl+W will do this for you.

3. Accidentally shutdown a tab (Ctrl+Shift+T)

This is great when you frustratingly close a page that you needed. You can get it back by pressing Ctrl+Shift+T.

4. Clear Browsing Date (Ctrl+Shift+Delete)

This is fantastic if you are using a machine that isn’t yours such as in an internet cafe. It is quick and efficient.

5. Save the webpage as a PDF (Ctrl+P)

This is handy if you want to refer to a certain webpage in HTML format.

6. View downloads (Ctrl+J)

If you want to see how a download is progressing or what you have downloaded this is the option for you.

7. Add you cursor to the search bar (Ctrl+L)

This saves you using your mouse if you a busy doing something else.

8. Switch between Chrome Tabs (Ctrl+1 to Ctrl+8)

The easy way to flick between your open tabs.

9. Open Chrome Task Manager (Shift+Escape)

A self explanatory one this, but a quick solution all the same.

10. Don’t want to type in the full website address (Ctrl+Enter)

This adds ‘www.’ to the beginning and ‘.com’ at the end. If you want another variation unfortunately, you will have to type it!

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