Are you deeply invested in the Google ecosystem? These article will help. Chances are, you use at least one Google service. Of course, there’s the search engine itself, but let’s not forget about Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, and YouTube… and that’s just to name a few!
Google make some of the best services and products. If you want to make the most of them, read this article that gives you shortcuts and tips for all thing Google. Thus article contains:
Delete next character. Equivalent to Delete key on Windows
Alt + Backspace
Delete previous word
Ctrl + Backspace
Delete next word
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
Ctrl + A
Select all text in the address bar
Ctrl + L
Move the cursor to the next/previous word
Ctrl + Right/Left
Select next/previous word
Ctrl + Shift + Right/Left
Select all text to the end/beginning of the current line
Shift + Search + Right/Left
Jump to the end/beginning of a text/field document
Ctrl + Search + Right/Left
Ctrl + C
Ctrl + X
Ctrl + V
Paste without formatting
Ctrl + Shift + V
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y
Text Editing Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Ctrl + Plus (+)
Ctrl + Minus (-)
Reset zoom to 100%
Ctrl + Zero (0)
Search the current page
Ctrl + F
Go back one page
Alt + Left
Go forward one page
Alt + Right
Scroll up page. Equivalent to Page Up key in Windows
Alt + Up
Scroll down page. Equivalent to Page Down key in Windows
Alt + Down
Jump to top of page. Equivalent to Home key in Windows
Ctrl + Alt + Up
Jump to bottom of page. Equivalent to End key in Windows
Ctrl + Alt + Down
Webpage Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Open new window
Ctrl + N
Open new incognito window
Ctrl + Shift + N
Open new tab
Ctrl + T
Close current tab
Ctrl + W
Close current window
Ctrl + Shift + W
Reopen last closed tab
Ctrl + Shift + T
Switch to tab 1-8
Ctrl + 1 – 8
Switch to last tab
Ctrl + 9
Move to next tab
Ctrl + Tab
Move to prior tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Open link in a new tab
Ctrl + Click
Open link in a new tab and switch to it immediately
Ctrl + Shift + Click
Open link in a new window
Shift + Click
Navigating Tabs and Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Open shelf apps 1-8
Alt + 1-8
Open last app on the shelf
Alt + 9
Switch to last-opened app; keep pressing to cycle through apps
Alt + Tab
Switch to least recently opened app; keep pressing to cycle through apps
Alt + Shift + Tab
Pin current app to the left side of the screen
Alt + [
Pin current app to the right side of the screen
Alt + ]
Maximize current window
Alt + Equals (=)
Minimize current window
Alt + Minus (-)
Move window between screens (when using multiple monitors)
Search + Alt + M
Apps and Shelf Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Equivalent to a right-click
Alt + Click
Equivalent to a middle-click
Click with three fingers
Scroll up or down on the page
Swipe up or down with two fingers
Go forward/back one page
Swipe right/left with two fingers
Equivalent to the Window Switcher key
Swipe down with three fingers
Move between open Chrome tabs
Swipe right/left with three fingers
Trackpad Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Highlight bookmarks bar; use arrows to navigate
Highlight the icons in the address bar row
Highlight the status area at the bottom-right
Highlight the first shelf icon
Move to previous keyboard-accessible area on screen
Move to next keyboard-accessible area on screen
Open right-click menu for highlighted element
Toggle high contrast mode
Magnify the entire screen
Magnify part of the screen
Toggle ChromeVox, the built-in screen reader
Accessibility/Advanced Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Add “www.”and “.com” to text in the address bar and open page
Ctrl + Enter
Show hidden files in Files app
Ctrl + . (Period)
Use F keys (F1 through F12)
Search + 1 – Search + Equals (=)
Switch to next user (if applicable)
Ctrl + Alt + Period (.)
Switch to previous user (if applicable)
Ctrl + Alt + Comma (,)
Cycle between keyboard languages (if applicable)
Ctrl + Shift + Space
Open Files app
Alt + Shift + M
Miscellaneous Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome OS
Google Home commands
Get help using Google Home
Raise the volume
Turn it up/Louder
Lower the volume
Turn it down
Choose volume level
Set volume to [1-11]
Prevent your speaker from listening. You’ll have to press the physical button to unmute it.
Cancel the current action
Provide your thoughts about Google Home
Device Control Commands for Google Home
Set a single alarm for the time you choose
Set alarm for [time]
Set a recurring alarm
Set alarm for [time] every day of the week
Cancel your existing alarm
Cancel my alarm
Snooze a ringing alarm
Set a reminder for a specific time
Remind me to [task] on [day] at [time]
Set a timer
Set a timer for [X] minutes
Set a second timer
Set a second timer for [X] minutes
Hear the remaining time on any timer
How much time is left on my timer?
Pause a running timer
Resume a paused timer
Add an item to your Google Home shopping list
Add [item] to my shopping list
Hear the current contens of your shopping list
What’s on my shopping list?
Order from Google Express
Interact with third-party Google Home skills
Talk to [action name]
Basic Functions Commands for Google Home
Get information about food
How much potassium is in a banana?
Get more nutritional information
How much calories are in [food]?
Hear basic medical info
What is [medical condition]?
Get a recipe to make anything
How do I make [dish]?
Get a recipe for an ingredient you want to use up
Find me a [food] recipe
Food and Health Commands for Google Home
Hear the latest spots scores
What was the score of the [team] game?
See how your favorite sports team is doing
What is the [team] record?
Check the next upcoming game
When are the [team] palying next?
Get entertainment-related news
What actors are in [movie]?
Learn historical information
Who invented [thing]?
Find out who wrote books, who directed movies, and more
Who wrote [book]?
Learn more about celebrities
What is [actor]’s most popular movie?
Learn more what Google knows about a person
Who is [person]?
Get information about famous figures
How old is [person]?
Sports and Entertainment commands for Google Home
Count down to your favorite holidays
How many days until [holiday]?
Google will count out loud to your number
Count to [X]
Perform basic math
What’s [X] divided by [Y]?
Perform more math calculations
What is [X] percent of [Y]?
Perform advanced math
What’s the consine of [X]?
Convert currency, units of measure, and more
How many [units] are in [other units]
Perform currency conversions
How many pesos in a dollar?
How many muligrams is [X] ounces?
Calculations and Conversions for Google Home
Heat a word spelled aloud
How do I spell [word]?
Translate words and phrases
How do you say [word/phrase] in [language]?
Translate any language to your own
What is [foreign phrase] in English?
Get definition for unknown words
What does [word] mean?
Languges Commands for Google Home
Hear the estimated time to get to your work address
How’s my commute?
Get traffic data for sny destination
How’s the traffic on the way to [location]?
Find out how long it will take to reach a destination by any method
How long will it take to walk to [place]?
Find out about specific distance
How far is [place] from here?
Get the time for your next flight
When is my next flight?
Check whether your flight is on time or delayed
Is my flight on time?
Get details about any flight
What’s the status of [airline][flight number]?
Get flight quotes
How much is a flight to [place]?
Hear geographical information
What’s the capital of [country]?
Hear the local time anywhere
What time is it in [place]?
Commute and Travel Details Commands for Google Home
Includes the time, weather, and news
Play my daily briefing
Get briefed on your first three events of the day
What’s on my calendar for [day]?
Get a specific date
When is [holiday] this year?
Store a quick note in Google Assistant’s memory
Recall earlier notes
What did I ask you to remember?
Hear info on your next scheduled Google Calendar meeting
What/when is my next event?
Calendar and To-Do Commands for Google Home
Hear a digest of the latest news
Tell me the news
Get news about a topic such as sports or technology
What’s the latest in [category]?
Hear the weather for your current location
What’s the weather?
Get a weather summary for a specific day
What’s the forecast for [day]?
Hear the current price of a given stock
What is [stock] trading at?
Get a summary of the latest stock market news
How are the markets doing?
Find the closest restaurant, pharmacies, and more
What [businesses] are nearby?
Find nearby restaurants, hotels, and more
What’s the nearest [business]?
Look up business phone numbers
What is the phone number for the nearest [place]?
Get opening hours for a specific place
Is [business] open now?
News, Weather, and Local Info Commands for Google Home
Start playing music from your default service
Play [song]|Play [album]|Play [artist]
Play music from a service other than your default
Play [music] on [music service]
Play music based on a mood, genre, or activity
Play music for [activity]
Play a song even if you don’t know the title
Play the song that goes [lyrics]
Toggle shuffling of music
Pause your music
Continue playing paused music
Jump to the next song
Back up in a podcast or news briefing
Rewind [X] seconds
Set a sleep timer
Stop in [X] minutes
Hear info on the current song, podcast, etc.
Start playing a chosen podcast
Play [podcast name]
Hear the newest episode of any podcast
Listen to the latest episode of [padcast]
Change podcast playback speed, such as 2X
Play at [X] speed
Hear a radio station by call sign, frequency, or similar
Play [radio station](on TuneIn)
Play Pandora music (must link Pandora account in Google Home settings)
Play my [station] station on Pandora
Listen to an audiobook from Google Play Books
Music and Media Commands for Google Home
Toggle the power of a connected Chromecast
Turn on/off [Chromecast name]
Start playing music on a connected Chromecast
Play [music] on [Chromecast name]
Start playing a YouTube video on your Chromecast
Play [Video] on [Chromecast name]
Play content from Netflix on your TV
Play [show or monie] on [TV name]
Halt or resume Chromecast playback
Play/pause [Chromecast name]
End Chromecast media playback
Stop [Chromecast name]
Rewind or fast-forwarding what your Chromecast is playing
Skip forward/back [X] minutes on [Chromecast name]
Silence or resume Chromecast audio
Mute/unmute [Chromecast name]
Show your smart camera’s feed on your Chromecast
Show [camera name]
Use your Chromecast to show your Google Photos
Show photos on my TV
See a picture on your Chromecast display
Show me a picture of [thing]
Chromecast Commands for Google Home
Toggle smart lights
Turn on/off my lights
Dim/brighten smart lights
Set my lights to [X] percent
Change the color of your smart bulbs
Turn my lights [color]
Find out about the indoors temperature
What’s the temperature to [X]
Control the climate via your Nest thermostat
Set the temperature to [X]
Lock your smart locks
Lock the front door
Send a message all other Google Home speakers in your home
Smart Home Commands for Google Home
Hear the latest messages from Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, and more
Read my replies
Message via voice in WhatsApp (must link your account in the Home app)
Send a WhatsApp message
Place a call through your Google Home
End the current call
Ring your phone to help locate it
Find my phone
Pair with Bluetooth
Photo Commands for Google Home
Play a trivia game to challenge your knowledge
Play Lucky Trivia
Hear some of Google Home’s funny responses
What are your Easter eggs?
Make Google imitate sounds
What does [animal] sound like?
Hear Google Assistant’s hit new single
Sing a song
Listen to Google Assistant recite a tale
Tell me a story
Google Assist will make you laugh
Tell me a joke
Hear Google Home wax eloquent with some poetry
Read a poem
Google Home will repeat whatever you say
Repeat after me: [phrase]
Get a randomly generated number
Give me a random number between [X] and [Y]
Have Google Home roll a virtual die
Roll a die
Google Home will flip a virtual coin
Flip a coin
Find out Google Assistant’s driving force in life
What is your quest?
Ask Google Assistant about herself
can you swim?
Speak with a virtual therapist, who really isn’t much help
Talk to Eliza
Get 30 extra lives
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left right, B A, Start
Hear Google Home break it down
Play the classic word game with Google Assistant
Google Assistant will come up with a rhyme for any name
Play the name game
See what she says!
Make me a sandwich
Because Google Assistant knows everything
Are you feeling lucky?
Fun Commands for Google Home
Hear notes to help get your instrument in tune
Tune my instrument
Hear a musical note
Play a [letter] note
Hear the status of your shipped order
Where’s my package?
Miscellaneous Commands for Google Home
Published by Lisa Turnbull
, always been a Windows lover since her childhood days. I have always been enthusiastic about emerging technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Machine Learning. I am working as a freelancer on numerous technical projects. View more posts