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I'm used to the F5 key being the Refresh command (as it is in Windows OS for every browser I've ever used there) and not Command-R (which takes two fingers). On Mac OS X Lion, how can I assign the F5 key to be refresh inside Chrome?

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For the windows version they are both present. Are you sure that is not the case as well for the OS X version (you might need fn + f5) – soandos Sep 11 '12 at 11:01
fn + F5 reduces the brightness on my MacBook Air. – WilliamKF Sep 11 '12 at 11:02
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You can change the shortcuts of menu items in System Preferences, but you can't assign multiple shortcuts to them.

You could also assign a shortcut to a script like this:

    tell application "Google Chrome" to reload tab 1 of window 1
end try
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To clarify steps: 1) Go to Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts. 2) Select "Application Shortcuts" from the left menu. 3) Click "+". 4) Fill out the form like so: Application Google Chrome, Menu Title Reload This Page, Keyboard Shortcut f5. 5) Click "Add". – Jess Telford Jul 29 '13 at 16:03
To clarify a bit more, the text of the shortcut should be exactly as it is in the "View" menu of Chrome, including the language. For instance, for the French version of Chrome, it would be "Actualiser cette page" and "Forcer l'actualisation de cette page". – this.lau_ Aug 19 '13 at 15:22

Looks like they moved the location of the shortcut at least since the previous commenter posted.

I'm using El Capitan 10.11.13 and for me it is in System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > App Shortcuts


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