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Is there any keyboard shortcut for changing it? Google couldn't solve my problem.

I'm using too many different profiles for my blog and their social media profiles etc. Sometimes it's getting annoying to open it with mouse from top corner. I love shortcuts.

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Ctrl+Shift+M then then Enter then or until you reach the user you want.


+Shift+M then then Enter then or until you reach the user you want.

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Awesome, cheers ! – JacopKane Jul 5 '12 at 10:21
Just updated to 42.0.2311.90 m on Windows 10 build 9926 and now the icon of your avatar has been replaced with a grey rectangle shape with your name. The shortcut now requires an additional click which is annoying. ctrl+shift+m then down arrow then enter then left arrow until profile you want is highlighted then enter. URGGGGGHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA – Jay Killeen Apr 15 '15 at 22:46
What an "EASY SHORTCUT" Ctrl+Shift+M then ▼ then Enter then ► or ◄ until you reach the user you want. Please add few more keypresses Google :) – Rajkiran May 25 '15 at 11:37
Note: For Mac users you'll need to use ⌘ Cmd instead of Ctrl – shim Sep 29 '15 at 20:16
as a side note, just pressing Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + M is what brings up the menu. You can use the directional arrows and enter key to navigate that menu but you don't need to continuously hold down the hotkey - and pressing esc will close the menu should you need that. – emilySmitley Jan 21 at 20:52

Chrome now has a "People" menu. If you have two profiles, say "Work" and "Personal", go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts, click the +, choose "Google", and add one keyboard shortcut for "Work" and another one for "Personal".

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With the latest version of Chrome, there is now a Menu option "People" at the top, with items for each profile you maintain. Since this is now a built-in menu, it is possible (at least on OSX) to bind a custom keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific profile.

For example, I have a shortcut set up for "Personal" (Ctrl+Cmd+Shift+1) and "Work" (Ctrl+Cmd+Shift+2) - you just have to make sure your profiles aren't named exactly the same.

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Below are instructions to setup your own quick shortcuts for Mac OS X in case you consider Chrome's default combination of keys too long for a "shortcut".

Part 1.

  1. Launch Chrome
  2. Click "Preferences" in "Chrome" menu in the top bar. You should see more than one user profile in the section People. For example, "Work" and "Personal" or "Work" and your name.
  3. Click on "Personal" or your name and click "Edit" below it.
  4. Rename it to "Gpersonal" or something else. I am not sure why this is needed, but it worked for me only after renaming it.

Part 2.

  1. Go to Mac OS X Settings You can do it via Apple icon in the top left corner.
  2. Go to "Keyboard" > "Shortcuts".
  3. Choose "App Shortcuts" in the left pane.
  4. Click "+" in the bottom.
  5. In "Application" section choose "Google Chrome"
  6. In "Menu Title" type first profile name. For example, "Work" without quotes.
  7. Choose a keyboard shortcut, for example, "Cmd+Shift+,".
  8. Click "Add".
  9. Click "+" in the bottom.
  10. In "Menu Title" type first profile name. For example, "GPersonal" without quotes.
  11. Choose a keyboard shortcut, for example, "Cmd+Shift+.".
  12. Click "Add".
  13. You can go back to Chrome now and try new shortcuts.
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I created a small autohotkey script if you want to automate shortcut.

#IfWinActive, ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1

    ^+k::SendInput ^+m{up}{up}{enter}{right}{right}

        WinGetPos,,, Width,, A
        ControlClick % "x" width - 175 " y10",,, Right
        SendInput {down}


Note: You may need to change the values of 175 and 10 depending upon your system resolution

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