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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.

Top shortcuts

To do this

Press this

Add current site to favorites

Crtl + D

Close current tab

Ctrl + W

Go to your home page

Alt + Home

Delete browsing history

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

Get help & support

F1

Open browsing history

Ctrl + H

Open a new tab

Ctrl + T

Open a new InPrivate Browsing tab

Ctrl + Shift + P

Print the current page

Ctrl + P

Refresh page

F5

Switch between tabs in a window

Ctrl + Tab

View downloads

Ctrl + J


 

 

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

Move focus to the Notification bar

Alt + N

Click the Notification bar

Spacebar

 

 

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

Open a search query in the Address bar

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in a new tab

Alt + Enter

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

Ctrl + Down arrow

Search using copied text

Ctrl + Shift + L

 

 

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)

 

 

To do this

Press this

Zoom in (+ 10%)

Ctrl + Plus sign

Zoom out (- 10%)

Ctrl + Minus sign

Zoom to 100%

Ctrl + 0

 

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