Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts


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

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Viewing and exploring webpages

The following table describes shortcuts used to view and explore webpages.

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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 Favorites bar

Tab

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

Shift+Tab

Start Caret Browsing

F7

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

Scroll toward the end of a document

Down Arrow

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

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

Ctrl+Shift+P

Duplicate tab (open current tab in a new tab)

Ctrl+K

Reopen the last tab you closed

Ctrl+Shift+T

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

Ctrl+W

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

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs.

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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

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

Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off

Ctrl+Q

Using zoom

The following table describes shortcuts used for zooming.

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Increase zoom (+ 10%)

Ctrl+Plus Sign

Decrease zoom (- 10%)

Ctrl+Minus Sign

Zoom to 100%

Ctrl+0

Using search

The following table describes shortcuts used for search.

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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

The following table describes shortcuts used to preview and print webpages.

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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

The following table describes shortcuts used on the Address bar.

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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

The following table describes shortcuts used to open Internet Explorer toolbar and Command bar menus.

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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 Safety menu

Alt+S

Open the Help menu

Alt+L

Working with feeds, history, and favorites

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with feeds, history, and favorites.

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Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when in feed preview)

Ctrl+D

Delete browsing history

Ctrl+Shift+Del

Open an InPrivate Browsing window

Ctrl+Shift+P

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 Favorites Center and display your favorites

Alt+C

Open Favorites Center and display your history

Ctrl+H

Open Favorites Center and display your feeds

Ctrl+J

Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds

Ctrl+Shift+J

Open the Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when in feed preview)

Alt+Z

Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar

Alt+A

Display all feeds (when in feed view)

Alt+I

Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)

Alt+M

Put the cursor in search box in feed view

Alt+S

Editing

The following table describes shortcuts used when editing webpages.

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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

Open Internet Explorer Developer Tools

F12

Using the Information bar

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with the Information bar.

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Move focus to the Information bar

Alt+N

Click the Information bar

Spacebar



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