16 Browser Keyboard Shortcuts Every Marketer Should Know (Bookmark Now)

browser keyboard shortcuts

Browser keyboard shortcuts have improved my productivity by atleast 71%. How did I come up with this number you might ask? Well, I  timed how long it took for me to complete each of the following tasks listed below with my mouse versus how long it would take if I simply just used the keyboard shortcut.

We all spend a lot of time browsing on the internet. Whether it be conducting market research, working on our site, competitive analysis, or running ads. Until Elon Musk’s Neuralink can successfully create a human computer interface with our brains to the browser, the next best thing are keyboard shortcuts. I’ve sorted these from my most used ones to the least. Bookmark for later.

  1. Ctrl/Cmd + L or F6 - Focus the address bar so you can begin typing a new URL or search query.
  2. Ctrl/Cmd + T - Open a new tab.
  3. Ctrl/Cmd + W - Close the current tab.
  4. Ctrl/Cmd + F - Open the find bar to search for text within the current page.
  5. Ctrl/Cmd + R or F5 - Refresh the current webpage.
  6. Ctrl/Cmd + D - Bookmark the current webpage.
  7. Ctrl/Cmd + + (plus key) - Zoom in/increase text size.
  8. Ctrl/Cmd + - (minus key) - Zoom out/decrease text size.
  9. Ctrl/Cmd + 0 (zero) - Reset zoom level to default.
  10. Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + T - Reopen the last closed tab.
  11. Ctrl + Tab - Switch to the next tab.
  12. Ctrl + Shift + Tab - Switch to the previous tab.
  13. Ctrl/Cmd + N - Open a new browser window.
  14. Alt + Left Arrow (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + [ (Mac) - Go back to the previous page in your history.
  15. Alt + Right Arrow (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + ] (Mac) - Go forward to the next page in your history.
  16. Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N (Chrome) or Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + P (Firefox) - Open a new incognito or private browsing window.
  17. Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Delete (Chrome) - Clear cache and/or browsing history