How to Add Custom Keyboard Shortcuts to Google Chrome Extensions?

By Deepak Saxena January 17, 2017 Browsers, How To

Advanced computer users love to do things with keyboard instead of mouse. Of course it is simple to do things with the help of keyboard. For example, if you want to copy and paste, simply pressing Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V is always the easiest method. Similarly, we use our web browser with lots of extensions installed to make our tasks easier. However, these extensions can also be assigned keyboard shortcuts to make your work even quicker.

The good news is that google chrome has and inbuilt feature which allows you to add custom keyboard shortcuts to Google Chrome extensions. That means you can assign shortcuts to multiple extensions and control them via keyboard. Here is how you can do this.

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1. Click on the three dots given at the top right then go to More tools>Extensions.


2. You will be on the extensions page of the google chrome. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Keyboard shortcuts.


3. Next you will see a scree like this where you can add shortcuts to the extensions.


While assigning the shortcuts you need to press and hold either alt or ctrl key with any key you are assigning as a shortcut.

4. You will see the assigned shortcut in front of “Activate the extension” Now click Ok and close the settings of chrome. You have successfully assigned shortcut to extension.

5. Next whenever you will press the shortcut assigned to a specific extension you will see all the options of the extension.


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Deepak Saxena

"Deepak Saxena is a writer and blogger for The Phone Support. He loves to explore hidden features of the devices around him. Many of his articles are helpful to troubleshoot tech relates issues. Being a technical writer he keeps an eye on emerging technical trends and new features or updates releasing on daily basis. His articles are well to do for both tech savvy and non tech savvy audience."