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Google Chrome duplicate tab shortcut Web Browsers
You can open the page you are currently viewing in a new tab or window without closing it, using this shortcut. Basically you are duplicating the tab.

Click the address bar, alternatively you can press Command+L to set the focus on the address bar and then press either:

Option+Return » duplicates the tab into a new tab, or

Shift+Return » duplicates the tab into a new window.

I tested this with Chrome version 9.0.597.94 beta.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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Google Chrome duplicate tab shortcut
Authored by: mthiel2 on Feb 15, '11 09:14:00AM

This is a fast way to copy a URL to a new tab or window, but "duplicating" implies copying the existing tab's history as well, which this does not do.



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Google Chrome duplicate tab shortcut
Authored by: fds on Feb 15, '11 09:37:17AM

Works pretty similarly in Safari.
Just Command-Return for a new tab, or Option-Command-Return for a new window.



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Re: Google Chrome duplicate tab shortcut
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Feb 16, '11 03:17:14PM

Thankfully, Chrome also supports the same (sane!) Cmd-Return shortcut that Camino and Safari use, so you don't have to forget that in Mac browsers, Cmd-whatever always means "open in new" ;-)



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Re: Google Chrome duplicate tab shortcut
Authored by: PCheese on Feb 21, '11 03:49:43PM

Unfortunately it isn't consistent with "option" meaning download. Option-click downloads the file in both Chrome and Safari, but only in Safari does option-return download the current URL.



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