Use Google Chrome Shortcuts on Mac OS X
Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Jen M, Eng
Hello! You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to use shortcuts in Google Chrome in the Mac operating system.
First of all, we open up Google Chrome on the Mac.
In this video, the VisiHow web site will be opened.
Let's say that we want to read four of the new articles. We do not want to click on each of them and go back and forth each time we want to read all of the four of these new articles.
What we can do is we can press "command" and click on each article.
That will open each one of these into a new browser tab. We'll see it at the top.
Now, let's say we want to go immediately to the last article.
We press the "command" and "shift" keys. That will take us directly to the article in a new browser tab.
We can still go back to see all of the opened articles.
The new browser tab will be there.
As we are browsing, we may have the moment when we accidentally start closing tabs; and we decide then that we need one of the tabs that we have just closed.
A very useful shortcut for that is to reopen the last browser tab. We can actually reopen ten of the last browser tabs in Google Chrome. We do that by pressing "command", "shift", and "T". That combination will reopen the tabs that we have closed.
We may end up when we have a lot of tabs on the screen, and we would want to close most of them.
One of the useful features is to right-click a tab.
We move the mouse to "Close Tabs to the Right" and click it.
This will, basically, close all of the tabs to the right.
There are also "Close Other Tabs" in this menu.
This closes all of the tabs except the viewed one. This is a very useful feature for staying organized.
Now, let's open all of the tabs back up again so that we have something to work with in this tutorial.
To switch between the tabs, we press the "option", the "command", and the right and left arrow keys.
We will move between the tabs that we have open.
We can also press the "command" and the number keys, 1 through 9, to move to a specific tab.
Let's say we want to move to the third tab. We press the "command" and "3" keys to be taken there.
We press "command" and "1" keys to be taken to the first one.
We are going to open up a new window by pressing "command" and "N" keys.
Also, we can press "command", "shift", and "W" to close the window.
We are going to click on a few related articles to go in a few pages deep.
Once we've been browsing in a tab, we can go back to the last tab by pressing the "delete" key.
We can also press "shift" and "delete" to be taken forward to the next tab.
If we click and hold the back button, Google Chrome will show us our history on the particular tab.
The back button is located in the upper-left corner of the Google Chrome window.
It is also useful to delete a particular item in our browsing history.
We click the search bar, scroll to the particular item, and then we press "fn", "shift", and "delete". This will delete particular web pages from our browsing history.
Another mode to keep things private and not to record our browsing history is to press "command", "shift", and "N" to open up the incognito window.
It is important to read the announcement on this window. Basically, it just says, "Pages you view in incognito tabs won't stick around in your browser's history, cookie store, or search history after you've closed all of your incognito tabs. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be kept." Google Chrome also goes on to say, "Going incognito doesn't hide your Internet browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit."
We can press "command", "shift", and "W" to close that window when we have finished working with the incognito mode.
Now, to find a particular item on a page, we press "command" and "F".
This will bring up the find function. For example, we can find out how many times "snapseed" appear in the article.
We can type in "snapseed" into the new search box.
The find tool shows that "snapseed" is mentioned 9 times in the article in the example.
We can click up and down arrows next to the new search box.
We can also press "command" and then "G" just to take us to the next match.
If we go past the match, and we want to get back, we press "command", "shift", and "G".
It will start taking us backwards through the searches.
When we are browsing articles, we can press the space bar to scroll down to the next page length in the article.
If the text is too small for us to read, we can press the "command" and the "+" keys to zoom in.
We can also press "command" and "-" to zoom out.
We can press "command" and "0" will zoom to the normal level.
This concludes the short video on how to use shortcuts in Google Chrome in the Mac operating system. Please leave questions or comments in the section below. We'll be sure to get back to you.
Video: Use Google Chrome Shortcuts on Mac OS X
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Alexander Avdeev, Djinu