It's quite easy on Windows to go to the Google Chrome's address bar using Alt + D.

Whenever, I was trying to use the same on Ubuntu Linux, not only the address bar is getting selected but also the command acceptor:

Alt + D on Ubuntu

How do you select ONLY the address bar in Chrome on Linux?

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    Control+L like any other browser doesn't work? – xangua Jan 26 '16 at 16:21

There are two options:

  • Press F6 to select only the address bar

  • Control+L like in any other browser

Alt+D should also work if you hold down Alt and then hit D

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    It would be cool, if could I could give you +2. This works with just single button. – xameeramir Jan 26 '16 at 16:24
  • @Pilot6 We have to wait for few minutes. THE SYSTEM – xameeramir Jan 26 '16 at 16:29
  • Could you address OP's point about the "command acceptor"? Is that the HUD which, IIRC, is invoked by pressing the (left?) alt key? (I use Lubuntu which doesn't have Unity's HUD.) – Justice for Monica Jan 26 '16 at 16:48
  • @DK Bose. You're right. It's the HUD. – Ron Jan 27 '16 at 8:42
  • And to change the shortcut key see askubuntu.com/questions/122209/… – joesk Apr 19 '18 at 11:10

I went to setting and found that ALT+D was assigned to another function (KDE activiteies). I changed this to another shortcut and now It works.

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