Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can use Internet Explorer's shortcut keys to perform lots of different tasks quickly or to work without a mouse.


Viewing And Exploring Webpages

To do this

Press this

Display Help

F1

Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window

F11

Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Links bar

TAB

Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Links bar

SHIFT+TAB

Go to your home page

ALT+HOME

Go to the next page

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Go to the previous page

ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE

Display a shortcut menu for a link

SHIFT+F10

Move forward through frames and browser elements (only works if tabbed browsing is disabled)

CTRL+TAB or F6

Move backward between frames (only works if tabbed browsing is disabled)

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Scroll toward the beginning of a document

UP ARROW or SHIFT+SPACEBAR

Scroll toward the end of a document

DOWN ARROW or SPACEBAR

Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments

PAGE UP

Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments

PAGE DOWN

Move to the beginning of a document

HOME

Move to the end of a document

END

Find on this page

CTRL+F

Refresh the current webpage

F5

Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the same

CTRL+F5

Stop downloading a page

ESC

Open a new website or page

CTRL+O

Open a new window

CTRL+N

Close the current window (if you only have one tab open)

CTRL+W or ALT+F4

Save the current page

CTRL+S

Print the current page or active frame

CTRL+P

Activate a selected link

ENTER

Open Favorites

CTRL+I

Open History

CTRL+H

Open Feeds

CTRL+J

Open the Page menu

ALT+P

Open the Tools menu

ALT+T

Open the Help menu

ALT+H

 

Working With Tabs

To do this

Press this

Open links in a new tab in the background

CTRL+click

Open links in a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+SHIFT+click

Open a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+T

Switch between tabs

CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Close current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is disabled)

CTRL+W or ALT+F4

Open a new tab in the foreground from the Address bar

ALT+ENTER

Switch to a specific tab number

CTRL+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)

Switch to the last tab

CTRL+9

Close other tabs

CTRL+ALT+F4

Toggles Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off

CTRL+Q

 

Using Zoom

To do this

Press this

Increase zoom (+ 10%)

CTRL+PLUS SIGN

Decrease zoom (- 10%)

CTRL+MINUS SIGN

Zoom to 100%

CTRL+0

 

Using Search

To do this

Press this

Go to the search box

CTRL+E

Open your search query in a new tab

ALT+ENTER

Open the search provider menu

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

 

Using Print Preview

To do this

Press this

Set printing options and print the page

ALT+P

Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page

ALT+U

Display the first page to be printed

ALT+HOME

Display the previous page to be printed

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Type the number of the page you want displayed

ALT+A

Display the next page to be printed

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Display the last page to be printed

ALT+END

Specify how you want frames to print (this option is available only if you are printing a webpage that uses frames)

ALT+F

Close Print Preview

ALT+C

 

Using The Address Bar

To do this

Press this

Select the text in the Address bar

ALT+D

Display a list of addresses you've typed

F4

When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar

CTRL+ENTER

Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches

UP ARROW

Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches

DOWN ARROW

 

Opening Internet Explorer Toolbar Menus

To do this

Press this

Open the Home menu

ALT+M

Open the Print menu

ALT+R

Open the RSS menu

ALT+J

Open the Tools menu

ALT+O

Open the Help menu

ALT+L

 

Working With Feeds, History And Favorites

To do this

Press this

Add the current page to your favorites

CTRL+D

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box

CTRL+B

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

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Open the Favorites Center

ALT+A

Open Favorites Center and display your favorites

CTRL+I

Open Favorites Center and display your history

CTRL+H

Open Favorites Center and display your web feeds

CTRL+J

Open Add to Favorites menu

ALT+Z

Display all feeds (when in feed view)

ALT+I

Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)

ALT+M

Put cursor in Search box in feed view

ALT+S

 

Editing

To do this

Press this

Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

Copy the selected items to the Clipboard

CTRL+C

Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location

CTRL+V

Select all items on the current webpage

CTRL+A

 

Using The Information Bar

To do this

Press this

Move focus to the Information bar

ALT+N

Click the Information bar

SPACEBAR