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Brave Browser Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Mac, and Linux

We have listed the essential keyboard shortcuts for using the Brave on a computer. Memorizing these shortcuts will help in becoming productive and fast.

The Brave browser has built-in short key support that helps perform actions and manage tasks. You can use combinations that avoid using the mouse or trackpad.

Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts for the Brave browser:

Brave Browser Action Windows/Linux Macintosh
Open a new window Ctrl + n + n
Open a new window in Private mode Ctrl + Shift + n + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and jump to it Ctrl + t + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed Ctrl + Shift + t + Shift + t
Jump to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn + Option +
Jump to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp + Option +
Jump to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8
Jump to the rightmost tab Ctrl + 9 + 9
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + + [ or +
Open the following page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt +
+ ] or +
Close the current tab Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4 + w
Close the current window Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 + Shift + w
Minimize the current window Alt + Space + n + m
Quit Brave browser Alt + f + x + q
Show or hide the Bookmarks bar Ctrl + Shift + b + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks Manager Ctrl + Shift + o + Option + b
Open the History page in a new tab Ctrl + h + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab Ctrl + j + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page Ctrl + f or F3 + f
Jump to the next match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + g + g
Jump to the previous match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + Shift + g + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + j or F12 + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data options Ctrl + Shift + Delete + Shift + Delete
Log in a different user or browse as a Guest Ctrl + Shift + m + Shift + m
Move cursor to the address bar Ctrl + l + l
Open options to print the current page Ctrl + p + p
Open options to save the current page Ctrl + s + s
Reload the current page F5 or Ctrl + r + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached content Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc Esc
Browse clickable items moving forward Tab Tab
Browse clickable items moving backward Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Open a file from your computer in Brave Ctrl + o + Select a file + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a bookmark Ctrl + d + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + d + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off F11 + Control + f
Make everything on the page bigger Ctrl and + and +
Make everything on the page smaller Ctrl and and
Return everything on the page to the default size Ctrl + 0 + 0
Open a link in a current tab (mouse only) Drag a link to a tab Drag a link to a tab
Open a link in a new background tab Ctrl + Click a link + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it Ctrl + Shift + Click a link + Shift + Click a link
Open a link, and jump to it (mouse only) Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip Drag a link to a blank area of the tab strip
Open a link in a new window Shift + Click a link Shift + Click a link
Open a tab in a new window (mouse only) Drag the tab out of the tab strip Drag the tab out of the tab strip
Move a tab to a current window (mouse only) Drag the tab into an existing window Drag the tab into an existing window
Return a tab to its original position Press Esc while dragging Press Esc while dragging
Download the target of a link Alt + Click a link Option + Click a link
Switch between maximized and windowed modes Double-click a blank area of the tab strip Double-click a blank area of the tab strip

These were highly used keyboard shortcuts that you should know and learn. These shortkeys are almost similar to the Google Chrome. Hence you can easily switch between Brave and Chrome browsers.

We already have the list of the other browser shortkeys that you can read:

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