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I was typing into Google Chrome's address bar and I think I hit some keys by accident that right aligned the text in the bar. This is very annoying! What might I have pressed? How can I change this back?

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More like, how do you align text to the right?! :p – danixd Sep 8 '10 at 15:15
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Looks like it relates to Right To Left language support. Try hitting:


at the same time to see if it resolves.

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Excellent, thank you! – Liam Sep 8 '10 at 15:42
Glad it worked! – JNK Sep 8 '10 at 15:42

I've done this so many times to myself you'd think I'd know it by heart... but I don't. I don't even have access to a Windows machine right now to give more exact details. But essentially, you should be able to right-click the address box and somewhere in the context menu there should be right-to-left and left-to-right alignment options...

As for what keys were pressed to do that? I don't know. I've yet to figure that one out myself.

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...There's no context options for this in Chrome. – JNK Sep 8 '10 at 15:30

I am using Chrome on a Mac, the only way I found how to change text alignment (when typing) is to right click on the text box - 'writing direction' - RTL\LTR.

to view a page in a different alignment I use this extension:

if someone can tell how to change text alignment using a shortcut key that will be great!

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Point your mouse cursor to Address Bar and Press together with Shift+Control+X

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Doesn't work for me in Chrome – mtak Jun 16 '14 at 12:49

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