Internet Explorer 11 keyboard shortcuts

Applies to: Internet ExplorerWindows 10



You can use Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts to perform a lot of different tasks quickly or to work without a mouse. Not all shortcuts work in both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Top shortcuts

To do thisPress this in
Internet Explorer 11
Press this in
Internet Explorer for the desktop

Add current site to favorites

Ctrl + D

Crtl + D

Close tab

Ctrl + W

Ctrl + W

Go to your home page

(Not available)

Alt + Home

Delete browsing history

(Not available)

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

Get help & support

F1

F1

Open browsing history

(Not available)

Ctrl + H

Open a new tab

Ctrl + T

Ctrl + T

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

Ctrl + Shift + P

Ctrl + Shift + P

Print the current page

Ctrl + P

Ctrl + P

Refresh page

F5

F5

Switch between tabs

Ctrl + Tab

Ctrl + Tab

View the app commands (address bar, frequent sites, etc.)

Alt + D

(Not available)

View downloads

Ctrl + J

Ctrl + J


Search

To do thisPress this in Internet Explorer 11Press this in
Internet Explorer for the desktop

Open a search query in the address bar

Ctrl + E

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in a new tab

(not available)

Alt + Enter

Open the Address bar (to view history, favorites, and search providers)

Ctrl + Down arrow

Ctrl + Down arrow

Search using copied text

Ctrl + Shift + L

Ctrl + Shift + L


Zoom

To do thisPress this in
Internet Explorer 11
Press this in
Internet Explorer for the desktop

Zoom in (+ 10%)

Ctrl + Plus sign

Ctrl + Plus sign

Zoom out (- 10%)

Ctrl + Minus sign

Ctrl + Minus sign

Zoom to 100%

Ctrl + 0

Ctrl + 0


Shortcuts for Internet Explorer for the desktop

These shortcuts will only work in the desktop browser.

Address bar

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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

F4

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

Down arrow

Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches

Up arrow

Select the text in the Address bar

Alt + D