Internet Explorer 11 keyboard shortcuts

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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 this

Press 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 this

Press this in Internet Explorer 11

Press 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 this

Press 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.

To do this

Press this

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

 

To do this

Press this

Activate a selected link

Enter

Display a shortcut menu for a link

Shift + F10

Find something on this page

Ctrl + F

Go to your home page

Alt + Home

Go to the next page

Alt + Right arrow

Go to the previous page

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Move back through items on a webpage (only works if tabbed browsing is turned off)

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Move through items on a webpage (only works if tabbed browsing is turned off)

Ctrl + Tab or F6

Move to the beginning of a document

Home

Move to the end of a document

End

Open a new document in Internet Explorer

Ctrl + O

Open a new window

Ctrl + N

Save the current page

Ctrl + S

Scroll toward the beginning of a document

Up arrow

Scroll toward the end of a document

Down arrow

Stop downloading a page

Esc

Toggle between full-screen and regular views

F11

Start Caret Browsing

F7

 

To do this

Press this

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

 

To do this

Press this

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)

Alt + Down arrow

Open the Add to favorites menu

Alt + Z

Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar

Alt + A

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box

Ctrl + B

Pin Favorites Center and display your history

Ctrl + Shift + H

View favorites

Ctrl + I and Alt + C

View feeds

Ctrl + G

View history

Ctrl + H

 

To do this

Press this

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

 

To do this

Press this

Move focus to the Notification bar

Alt + N

Click the Notification bar

Spacebar

 

To do this

Press this

Close tab

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

Duplicate tab

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)

 

 

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