Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Mac, and Chrome?

Google Docs is an online word processing application that allows users to create and edit documents. One of the benefits of using Google Docs is that it has a variety of keyboard shortcuts that can help users work more efficiently.

You can use these shortcuts to save time when performing common tasks, such as creating new documents, formatting text, and adding images. With a little practice, you’ll be able to use these shortcuts like a pro!

In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the most useful Google Docs keyboard shortcuts. Click here to find the most useful Google Sheets keyboard Shortcuts.

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Google Docs Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool, and its keyboard shortcuts make it even more powerful. Here are some basic keyboard shortcuts to help you get started:

WindowsMacChromeAction
Ctrl + ZCommand + ZCtrl + ZUndo change
Ctrl + XCommand + XCtrl + XCut
Ctrl + VCommand + VCtrl + VPaste
Ctrl + Shift + ZCommand + Shift + ZCtrl + Shift + ZRedo change
Ctrl + Shift + VCommand + Shift + VCtrl + Shift + VPaste without formatting
Ctrl + Shift + GCommand + Shift + GCtrl + Shift + GFind previous
Ctrl + Shift + FCtrl + Shift + FCtrl + Shift + FEnter compact mode
Ctrl + SCommand + SCtrl + SSave changes
Ctrl + PCommand + PCtrl + PPrint
Ctrl + OCommand + OCtrl + OOpen
Ctrl + KCommand + KCtrl + KAdd or modify link
Ctrl + HCommand + Shift + HCtrl + HFind and replace
Ctrl + GCommand + GCtrl + GFind again
Ctrl + FCommand + FCtrl + FFind
Ctrl + EnterCommand + EnterCtrl + EnterAdd page break
Ctrl + CCommand + CCtrl + CCopy
Alt + EnterOption + EnterAlt + EnterLaunch link
Alt + /, Alt + Shift + Z, Alt + Z (Chrome)Option + /, Ctrl + Option + ZAlt + Z, Alt + /Find in menus
Ctrl + YCommand + YN/APerform last action

Google Docs Format Text Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Docs is a versatile word processing application that allows you to format text using keyboard shortcuts. Here  are some of the most commonly used Google Docs format text keyboard shortcuts:

WindowsMacChromeAction
Ctrl + UCommand + UCtrl + UUnderline
Ctrl + Shift + >Command + Shift + >Ctrl + Shift + >Increase font size
Ctrl + Shift + <Command + Shift + <Ctrl + Shift + <Decrease font size
Ctrl + ICommand + ICtrl + IItalicize text
Ctrl + BCommand + BCtrl + BBold
Ctrl + Alt + VCommand + Option + VCtrl + Alt + VPaste text formatting
Ctrl + Alt + CCommand + Option + CCtrl + Alt + CCopy text formatting
Ctrl + \, Ctrl + SpaceCommand + \Ctrl + \Remove text formatting
Ctrl + . (dot)Command + . (dot)Ctrl + . (dot)Superscript
Ctrl + , (comma)Command + , (comma)Ctrl + , (comma)Subscript
Alt + Shift + 5Command + Shift + XAlt + Shift + 5Strikethrough text

Google Docs Format Paragraphs Keyboard Shortcuts

Here is few keyboard shortcuts for formatting paragraphs in Google Docs:

WindowsMacChromeAction
Ctrl + Shift + Up ArrowCtrl + Shift + Up ArrowN/AMove paragraph up
Ctrl + Shift + RCommand + Shift + RCtrl + Shift + RRight align paragraph
Ctrl + Shift + LCommand + Shift + LCtrl + Shift + LLeft align paragraph
Ctrl + Shift + JCommand + Shift + JCtrl + Shift + JJustify paragraph
Ctrl + Shift + ECommand + Shift + ECtrl + Shift + ECenter align paragraph
Ctrl + Shift + Down ArrowCtrl + Shift + Down ArrowN/AMove paragraph down
Ctrl + Shift + 8Command + Shift + 8Ctrl + Shift + 8Use bulleted list
Ctrl + Shift + 7Command + Shift + 7Ctrl + Shift + 7Use numbered list
Ctrl + Alt + 1 to 6Command + Option + 1 to 6Ctrl + Alt + 1 to 6Use heading style (1 to 6)
Ctrl + Alt + 0Command + Option + 0Ctrl + Alt + 0Use normal text style
Ctrl + ]Command + ]Ctrl + ]Increase paragraph indentation
Ctrl + [Command + [Ctrl + [Decrease paragraph indentation

Google Docs Comments and Footnotes Keyboard Shortcuts 

There are a few keyboard shortcuts that can be very helpful when working with comments and footnotes in Google Docs.

WindowsMacChromeAction
Hold Ctrl + Alt and press p then fHold Ctrl + Command and press p then fHold Ctrl + Alt and press p then fPrevious footnote
Hold Ctrl + Alt and press n then fHold Ctrl + Command and press n then fHold Ctrl + Alt and press n then fNext footnote
Hold Ctrl + Alt and press e then fHold Ctrl + Command and press e then fHold Ctrl + Alt and press e then fCurrent footnote
Ctrl + EnterCtrl + EnterCtrl + EnterEnter current comment
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ACommand + Option + Shift + ACtrl + Alt + Shift + AAccess discussion thread
Ctrl + Alt + MCommand + Option + MCtrl + Alt + MAdd comment
Ctrl + Alt + FCommand + Option + FCtrl + Alt + FAdd footnote

Google Docs Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

You can select text in a Google Doc using keyboard and mouse shortcuts. To select text with your keyboard, use the arrow keys or hold down the Shift key while you use the arrow keys. To select text with your mouse, click and drag your cursor over the text. Check the below shortcuts to help you with selecting text more efficiently.

Select text by Keyboard

WindowsMacChromeAction
Shift + Up ArrowShift + Up ArrowShift + Up ArrowSelect the previous line
Shift + Right ArrowShift + Right ArrowShift + Right ArrowSelect one character on the right
Shift + Left ArrowShift + Left ArrowShift + Left ArrowSelect one character on the left
Shift + HomeShift + Fn + Left ArrowN/ASelect from the beginning of the line
Shift + EndShift + Fn + Right ArrowN/ASelect until the end of the line
Shift + Down ArrowShift + Down ArrowShift + Down ArrowSelect next line
Hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and press e than OHold Ctrl + Command + Shift and press “E” than “O”Hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and press “E” than “O”Select all list items at a current level
Hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and press e then iHold Ctrl + Command + Shift and press e then iHold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and press e then iSelect the current list item
Ctrl + Shift + Right ArrowN/ACtrl + Shift + Right ArrowSelect one word on the right
Ctrl + Shift + Left ArrowN/ACtrl + Shift + Left ArrowSelect one word on the left
Ctrl + Shift + HomeCommand + Shift + Up ArrowN/ASelect from the beginning of the document
Ctrl + Shift + EndCommand + Shift + Down ArrowN/ASelect until the end of the document
Ctrl + ACommand + ACtrl + ASelect all

Select text by Mouse

WindowsMacChromeAction
Triple-Click + DragTriple-Click + DragTriple-Click + DragExtend selection one paragraph at a time
Triple-ClickTriple-ClickTriple-ClickSelect paragraph
Double-Click + DragDouble-Click + DragDouble-Click + DragExtend selection one word at a time
Double-ClickDouble-ClickDouble-ClickSelect word

Finally, we’re find many keyboard shortcuts that can be used for Google Docs on Windows, Mac, and Chrome. These shortcuts can help users to save time and be more productive. I hope that this article has helped you to learn some of the most useful shortcuts. Thanks for reading!