This seems so basic, but I found no answer. I'm using the MacBook Pro with the touch bar. Crtl + F5 / F5 doesn't work somehow, which is the case for windows computers.
Regular shortcut is Cmd - Shift -R.
Workaround for F5 adapted from https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/chrome/If0TdQ2m6hU/ZSrbu8BCDpwJ:
- Go to "System Preferences" -> "Keyboard" -> "Shortcuts" -> "App Shortcuts"
- Hit the little "+" button under the main white area
- In the little pup-up window select "Google Chrome" as the Application
- Type in "Reload This Page" in the "Menu Title" field exactly as it appears in the Chrome's View menu (no quotes of course)
- Click inside the "Keyboard Shortcut" field and hit F5 key (or any desired combination)
- Finish with "Add". Shortcut should work directly.
Macs show you their keyboard shortcuts right in the menus. If you look on Safari's
View menu and see the
Reload Page command, you'll see it's shortcut is Cmd-R.
Historically, Mac keyboard shortcuts rarely use function keys (F1-F15), because Mac designers and users have tended to favor more compact keyboard layouts that don't have room for the F key row, or nowadays, because that row is primarily used for brightness and volume keys.
As an alternative solution, you can use System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts then add your browser with [+] and then set
F5 as a hotkey for the text in the menu you want to trigger.
^T for New Tab and
^W for Close Tab because I'm flipping back and forth between Mac, Windows, and Linux, and changing my mental keyboard mappings on the fly is error-prone and frustrating.
I do wish OSX supported proper focus-follows-mouse (sloppy focus)