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I keep accidentally typing Command + D in Google Chrome, because I'm used to that taking me to the Address Bar on Windows systems. This results in a bookmark being created.

My question is: How do I use the keyboard to reverse this action, to remove the bookmark that was created?

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To reverse and accidental bookmark, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and turn on Full Keyboard Access for "All controls". Now one can use the tab key to highlight the Remove button then hit return to reverse.


Use +L to highlight the URL thus taking you to the Address bar.

From Chrome Support:
⌘+L Highlights the URL.

Takes a bit of retraining of muscle memory, but this is faster and is less complicated than trying to remap the Bookmark shortcut, which is built in by Google.

NOTE: This works in Safari and several other browsers too.

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  • Thanks for your answer, but you didn't answer my question. I'm aware of the CMD + L shortcut to get to the address bar, but I sometimes type resort to CMD + D. My question is: once I've screwed up by pressing CMD + D, how do I undo it, using the keyboard? Oct 20, 2015 at 15:10
  • Oh, you mean undo the save bookmark? It appeared to me from your question that you wanted to change the ⌘+D behavior. Sorry, I misunderstood your question.
    – bjbk
    Oct 20, 2015 at 15:13
  • Nope, I don't want to change the behavior. I want to reverse the accidental operation that I performed. What's the shortcut to hit "Remove" when the "bookmark added" box pops up? Oct 20, 2015 at 15:18
  • If you have Full keyboard assess set on in your System prefs, you can tab to the button and hit enter.
    – bjbk
    Oct 20, 2015 at 15:21
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    Sorry I misunderstood at first, glad it worked for you! Cheers!
    – bjbk
    Oct 20, 2015 at 15:41
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In order to remove the bookmark, I press +D again which brings the popup toolbox having Remove button.

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Removing a bookmark can be done as: +D TAB TAB TAB Space

If you have Better Touch Tool, it is extremely easy to configure this sequence. See the below screenshot. I just configured +E and it works wonders:

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"My question is: once I've screwed up by pressing CMD + D, how do I undo it, using the keyboard?"

Answer: press option + R on mac keyboard

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