I've searched around, there don't seem to be any built in shortcuts. Is there a way to customize shortcuts with an extension or an extension that is built specifically for accessing bookmarks?

EDIT: I want to be able to press a configuration of buttons on my keyboard, not my mouse, to select bookmarks. Is this possible?



Opens the Bookmark manager. Use Tab or the arrow keys to move around and Enter to open the bookmark

Chrome has moved on to in-tab based bookmark manager, so the above step no longer works. To open Bookmarks, hit Ctrl-T to open a new tab, Ctrl-L to move focus to the Omnibox, type in chrome://bookmarks to access the bookmarks page. From there you can use Tab or the arrow keys to move around and Enter to open the bookmark

  • this is close, but shift+alt+t doesn't put the focus on the bookmarks toolbar, only the browser toolbar. and navigation from the browser toolbar to the bookmarks is impossible with the arrow keys
    – eqzx
    Nov 3 '09 at 6:16
  • @nrhine - yes. Opening the Bookmark manager should be fine right?
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Nov 3 '09 at 13:55
  • I edited the question - I want to be able to open the bookmarks with solely my keyboard. None of these options allow that.
    – eqzx
    Nov 4 '09 at 19:04
  • nrhine - You can still use solely your Keyboard. Ctrl+Shift+B opens the bookmarks manager. Use Tab/arrow keys to move around and Enter to open the bookmark
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Nov 6 '09 at 10:29
  • ah yes. Hit tab twice after ctrl+shift+b and then use arrow keys. Thanks
    – eqzx
    Nov 8 '09 at 18:06

Ctrl+Shift+b opens the Bookmarks Bar.

Alt+Shift+b focuses it.

From there you can use Tab or arrow keys to select the link you want.


On a Mac:

  1. System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Plus button
  3. Application = Google Chrome, Menu Title = [bookmark title as it appears in the Bookmarks menu], Keyboard Shortcut = [shortcut]

Or on any OS:

  1. Chrome > Preferences > Manage Search Engines
  2. Add a new "search engine" with the URL to bookmark and a keyword.
  3. To open the bookmark type Command-L, keyword, Enter.

Simply use


It's even better because you have more options. You can navigate with the keyboard, or use the search functionality for your bookmarks.

  • Correct solution as of now.
    – danijar
    Aug 6 '16 at 4:08

F6, F6, arrow keys, Enter

Detailed Explanation
Press {F6} once to focus on the location bar.
Press {F6} again to focus on the bookmarks bar.
Then use {Arrow} keys and {Enter}.

  • F6 - indeed switches focus from omnibar to bookmarks bar and other bars. Jul 3 '14 at 14:09

I've been wondering this myself. I haven't found anything which actually solves this, but you can hack it a bit with this extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mgjjeipcdnnjhgodgjpfkffcejoljijf

It unfortunately seems to have some trouble with command-key shortcuts. But that could just be on my system.

Essentially, it lets you create static events for keystrokes. Among others, it can open a webpage (== bookmark) or run javascript (== bookmarklet). Maybe they'll add in bookmark-launching by number eventually, but it's not in there now.

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