Using keyboard shortcuts will save a lot of time on any operating system, it doesn’t matter that you are using PC, Linux or a Chromebook. Chrome OS is an operating system that has a lot of keyboard shortcuts to use, and all of them are useful.
Chromebook Main Shortcuts
Ctrl + Shift + L – Locks your Chromebook screen.
Ctrl + Shift + Q – Logs you out of Chromebook, if you press the key combination twice it will quit.
Alt + E – Opens the Chrome browser’s menu. Works if a Chrome browser window is openned
Alt + 1 to 8 – Launch applications from Chrome OS’s task bar. For example Alt + 2 will launch the second application shortcut from the left.
Alt + [ – Dock a window to the left side of the screen.
Alt + ] – Dock a window to the right side of the screen.
Alt + Search – Toggle Caps Lock. The Search key has a magnifying glass, you can use with the Caps Lock key on typical keyboards.
Ctrl + Switcher/F5 – Takes a screenshot and saves it to your Downloads folder. Switcher key is the F5 key.
Ctrl + Shift + Switcher/F5 – Take a screenshot of a selected part of the screen. Use the cursor to select the part of the screen you want to save.
Shift + Esc – Launches the Task Manager.
Ctrl + Shift and + – Increase screen scale, items will be larger on your screen.
Ctrl + Shift and – – Decrease screen scale, items will be smaller on your screen
Ctrl + Shift and ) – Reset screen scale to the default setting.
Ctrl + Immersive Mode/F4 – Configure display settings when an external monitor is connected. Immersive Mode key is the F4 key.
Ctrl + Shift + Refresh/F3 – Will rotate your screen 90 degrees. The Refresh key is located on the F3 key.
Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet
If you press Ctrl + Alt + ? or Ctrl + Alt + / it will open a keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. This cheat sheet allows you to view all your Chromebook keyboard shortcuts. Whenever you are searching for a keyboard shortcut you can open shortcut cheat sheet and find it.
Unfortunately you cannot modify keyboard shortcuts, but you can get them all at any time.