Select text and move around a webpage with a keyboard

You can use keys on your keyboard—including Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, the arrow keys, and Tab—to navigate through the buttons, content, and text entry fields on most webpages. This feature is called Caret Browsing.

To turn Caret Browsing on or off

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button, point to File, and then click Caret Browsing.
  3. Click Yes to turn it on, or No to turn it off.

Tip

  • You can press the F7 key to quickly access Caret Browsing.

To turn on Caret Browsing for all new windows and tabs

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.

  4. Under Accessibility, select the Enable Caret Browsing for new windows and tabs check box, and then click OK.