Caret Browsing

Caret Browsing

Browse the text of web pages using arrow keys.

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What is Caret Browsing?

Caret Browsing is a Chrome extension by chrome-a11y-extensions. This extension has 58,149 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.22, and is most similar to Right Click Tab Navigation and High Contrast. The latest version, 1.0.2, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.22 (1,319)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2019-10-09)
Creation date: 2019-10-09
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 199.68K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Press F7 to turn on Caret Browsing. Press it again to turn it off.

Use arrow keys to move throughout the document.

Click anywhere to move the cursor to that location.

Press Shift + arrows to select text.

Hold down Option to move by word.

When you reach a link or control, it is automatically focused. Press Enter to click a link or button.

When a focused control (like a text box or a list box) is capturing arrow keys, press Esc followed by the left or right arrow to continue Caret Browsing.

Alternatively, press Tab to move to the next focusable control.
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Allows for selection of text using arrow keys and shortcuts
  • Useful for those who prefer keyboard navigation over mouse
  • Adds additional options and functionality for caret browsing
  • Can cause issues or conflicts with other keyboard shortcuts or extensions
  • May not be useful or necessary for all users
  • Some users report issues with volume and function keys being overridden
Most mentioned
  • Useful for keyboard navigation and text selection
  • May cause conflicts with other keys or extensions
  • Issues with volume and function keys being overridden
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Risk impact

Caret Browsing requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Caret Browsing if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Caret Browsing has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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