In Windows Chrome, alt + d is the shortcut.
What is it in Mac Chrome?


4 Answers 4


Chrome support has a list of shortcuts for the Mac version. You will find the -L shortcut will perform what you are trying to do.

For Windows Chrome, you can also use Ctrl-L and F6 to highlight the address bar.

  • thank you very much! and the list is just what i wanted!
    – js_
    Jul 13, 2011 at 16:16
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    this works in Firefox as well
    – Raj
    Sep 3, 2013 at 10:59
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    how to update chrome in Mac to be Ctrl+L
    – Ted
    Jan 31, 2015 at 12:41
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    @Loolooii sorry but you are wrong
    – ersentekin
    Nov 30, 2015 at 20:19
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    It doesn't work on my Mac, perhaps they removed it?
    – user274720
    Dec 29, 2015 at 1:25

MacOSX Chrome Address bar focus: -L


The keyboard shortcut L focuses the address bar / search bar / omnibox.

Note that the menu text for this command is:

File > Open Location...

This menu text can be used in System Preferences to bind a different keyboard shortcut.

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    Binding Option (Alt)+something isn't working unfortunately for me.
    – rafi
    Oct 31, 2019 at 14:41

This has worked fine for me:

I tried Open Location, Open Location... and then File > Open Location... which didn't work

However when I tried Open Location... again it worked

I should say I first assigned the function to a single key such as f10 and checked this worked before trying to get alt + d to work specifically

This was done on Big Sur OpenCore

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