The address bar in Google Chrome, or any other browser, is where you can find the URL of the webpage you’re currently viewing. It’s also where you enter the address of websites you want to visit or perform a quick Google search. Here are some of Chrome’s address bar shortcuts you should know about.
F6 or Ctrl + L or Alt + D
Use this as an easy way to jump to the address bar of the tab you’re on. It’s helpful when you want to copy-paste or slightly edit a URL.
Ctrl + E or Ctrl + K
This lets you jump to the address bar as well but automatically opens Google search.
Input the site name + Ctrl + Enter
When you enter the name of a site on the address bar without the www. or .com, .net, etc., Chrome will show you search results instead of opening the website. Instead, press Ctrl + Enter to add a www. and .com to the site name you typed. This will direct you to the website right away.
Input a search term + Alt + Enter
If you need to look something up but don’t want to lose your current tab, use this shortcut. Go to the address bar, input your search term, and press Alt + Enter. This will do a Google search on a new tab instead of your current one.