Internet Exploerr Keyboard Shortcuts come in very handy – it saves you time from fiddling around with the mouse clicks and also makes you more productive. Not to mention, you get to show your superninja keyboard skills while using Internet explorer with your co-workers. Here are the most commonly used handy shortcuts for Internet Explorer:
Most Common IE Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL-N: Opens a new Internet Explorer window.
CTRL-T: Opens a new browser tab.
CTRL-W: Closes current browser tab.
CTRL-O: Displays the open Web page dialog.
Ctrl + E: Opens a search query in the address bar.
CTRL-F: Displays the Find dialog.
CTRL-H: Shows the History sidebar.
CTRL-I: Shows the Favorites sidebar.
CTRL-J: Shows the Download Manager.
CTRL-B: Organize your bookmarks.
CTRL-D: Opens Add a Favorite dialog for current page.
CTRL-SHIFT-L: Opens the URL or performs a web search (using the browser’s default search engine) on the text in your clipboard.
CTRL-(Number): Switches focus to the tab that correlates to the number you press.
For example, CTRL+1 => goes to first tab, CTRL+2=> goes to 2nd tab and so on.
CTRL-P: Opens the Print dialog to print the active window.
CTRL-S: Saves the current page for offline viewing.
CTRL-SHIFT-P: Opens a new browser window with InPrivate browsing turned on.
CTRL-TAB: Moves through browser tabs (from left to right).
CTRL-SHIFT-TAB: Moves through browser tabs (right to left).
CTRL-SHIFT-DEL: Opens the Delete Browser History Dialog.
CTRL-ENTER: Adds “www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end of the text in the address bar.
Ctrl + Plus sign: Zooms in (+ 10%).
Ctrl + Minus sign: Zooms out (- 10%).
Ctrl + 0: Zoom to 100%
ALT-Enter: Loads the URL from the address bar in a new tab. Also, opens a search query in a new tab.
ALT-Left arrow: Goes back 1 page.
ALT-Right arrow: If available, goes back a page.
ALT-X: Opens the Tools menu (top-right).
ALT-HOME: Opens the default home page.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Tabs
Ctrl + W
Close tabs in the background
Ctrl + F4
Open links in a new tab in the background
Ctrl + click
Open links in a new tab in the foreground
Ctrl + Shift + click
Ctrl + K
Open a new tab
Ctrl + T
Reopen the last tab you closed
Ctrl + Shift + T
Switch between tabs
Crtl + Tab or Crtl + Shift + Tab
Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + 9
Switch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + n (where “n” is a number between 1 and 8)
Keyboard Shortcuts for Address Bar
Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the Address bar
Ctrl + Enter
Display a list of addresses you’ve typed
In the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next break in the sentence
Ctrl + Left arrow
In the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next break in the sentence
Ctrl + Right arrow
Move backward through the list of AutoComplete matches
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches
Select the text in the Address bar
Alt + D
Keyboard Shortcuts for Menu Bar
Open the File menu
Alt + F
Open the Edit menu
Alt + E
Open the View menu
Alt + V
Open the Favorites menu
Alt + A
Open the Tools
Alt + T
Open the Help menu
Alt + H
Keyboard Shortcuts for Clipboard
Copy selected items to the Clipboard
Ctrl + C
Cut selected items, and copy them to the Clipboard
Ctrl + X
Paste select items from the Clipboard
Ctrl + V
Select all items on the current webpage
Ctrl + A
Miscellaneous Keyboard Shortcuts
Add site to favorites
Ctrl + D
Move selected item up in the Favorites list (in the Organize Favorites dialog box)
Alt + Up arrow
Move selected item down in the Favorites list (in the Organize Favorites dialog box)
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