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On Windows I just tap F6 to do the same thing as clicking into the address bar on Chrome, on Mac it does nothing even after I make the F keys "standard function keys" in keyboard settings, but nothing I do makes F6 on the Mac keyboard do the same thing as Command+L.

I've tried going into [Apple icon] > System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > + icon, then added Google Chrome.app and set "Jump to the address bar" as F6 (based on Google's Chrome shortcuts doc), but to no avail.

  • It works for me... Did you set the Menu Title: as Open Location…? Note the ellipsis at the end has to be there! – user3439894 Aug 10 '18 at 18:56
  • Are you aware that by default the function keys on macOS are setup as media keys, to switch to function key mode you need to use the fn key. – unknowndomain Aug 10 '18 at 18:57
  • @unknowndomain, AFAIK, by default on a wireless keyboard, F6 is not assigned and can be as the OP wants. – user3439894 Aug 10 '18 at 18:58
  • On Mac laptops it is the keyboard backlight brightness. – unknowndomain Aug 10 '18 at 19:00
  • @Dave Sky, What type of Mac are you trying this on? – user3439894 Aug 10 '18 at 19:04
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The following works for me under macOS 10.13.5 and Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106.

Under System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts I added Google Chrome's Open Location… menu command, as shown in the image below. Note the ellipsis at the end has to be there!

On an Apple wireless keyboard with default System Preferences > Keyboard settings, I can press F6 when in Google Chrome and it does the same as the default ⌘L does.

On a MacBook Pro with default System Preferences > Keyboard settings, I have to press FnF6 when in Google Chrome and it does the same as the default ⌘L does.

On a MacBook Pro while changing the default System Preferences > Keyboard settings, i.e when checking [√] Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys, I can press F6 when in Google Chrome and it does the same as the default ⌘L does.

App Shortcuts

  • To clarify: it needs to include the ellipsis character, "…", not just three periods. – Timothy Mueller-Harder Aug 11 '18 at 0:25
  • @timothymh, I already stated "Note the ellipsis at the end has to be there!", and just for the record... three periods are not an ellipsis, just three periods! :) – user3439894 Aug 11 '18 at 1:16
  • Right! I was clarifying what you said, since the average person probably doesn't realize there's a difference. – Timothy Mueller-Harder Aug 12 '18 at 2:01
  • You're right, Command-L is from File > Open Location... which I didn't notice. Thank you. – Davske Aug 13 '18 at 15:58

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