Viewing and exploring webpages

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

To do thisPress this
Display HelpF1
Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser windowF11
Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites barTab
Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites barShift+Tab
Start Caret BrowsingF7
Go to your home pageAlt+Home
Go to the next pageAlt+Right Arrow
Go to the previous pageAlt+Left Arrow or Backspace
Display a shortcut menu for a linkShift+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 documentUp Arrow
Scroll toward the end of a documentDown Arrow
Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger incrementsPage Up
Scroll toward the end of a document in larger incrementsPage Down
Move to the beginning of a documentHome
Move to the end of a documentEnd
Find on this pageCtrl+F
Refresh the current webpageF5
Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the sameCtrl+F5
Stop downloading a pageEsc
Open a new website or pageCtrl+O
Open a new windowCtrl+N
Open a new InPrivate Browsing windowCtrl+Shift+P
Duplicate tab (open current tab in a new tab)Ctrl+K
Reopen the last tab you closedCtrl+Shift+T
Close the current window (if you only have one tab open)Ctrl+W
Save the current pageCtrl+S
Print the current page or active frameCtrl+P
Activate a selected linkEnter
Open FavoritesCtrl+I
Open HistoryCtrl+H
Open FeedsCtrl+J
Open the Page menuAlt+P
Open the Tools menuAlt+T
Open the Help menuAlt+H

 

Working with tabs

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs.

To do thisPress this
Open links in a new tab in the backgroundCtrl+click
Open links in a new tab in the foregroundCtrl+Shift+click
Open a new tab in the foregroundCtrl+T
Switch between tabsCtrl+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 barAlt+Enter
Switch to a specific tab numberCtrl+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)
Switch to the last tabCtrl+9
Close other tabsCtrl+Alt+F4
Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or offCtrl+Q

 

Using zoom

The following table describes shortcuts used for zooming.

To do thisPress this
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.

To do thisPress this
Go to the search boxCtrl+E
Open your search query in a new tabAlt+Enter
Open the search provider menuCtrl+Down Arrow

 

Using Print Preview

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

To do thisPress this
Set printing options and print the pageAlt+P
Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this pageAlt+U
Display the first page to be printedAlt+Home
Display the previous page to be printedAlt+Left Arrow
Type the number of the page you want displayedAlt+A
Display the next page to be printedAlt+Right Arrow
Display the last page to be printedAlt+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 PreviewAlt+C

 

Using the Address bar

The following table describes shortcuts used on the Address bar.

To do thisPress this
Select the text in the Address barAlt+D
Display a list of addresses you’ve typedF4
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 barCtrl+Enter
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matchesUp Arrow
Move back through the list of AutoComplete matchesDown Arrow

 

Opening Internet Explorer toolbar menus

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

To do thisPress this
Open the Home menuAlt+M
Open the Print menuAlt+R
Open the RSS menuAlt+J
Open the Tools menuAlt+O
Open the Safety menuAlt+S
Open the Help menuAlt+L

 

Working with feeds, history, and favorites

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

To do thisPress this
Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when in feed preview)Ctrl+D
Delete browsing historyCtrl+Shift+Del
Open an InPrivate Browsing windowCtrl+Shift+P
Open the Organize Favorites dialog boxCtrl+B
Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog boxAlt+Up Arrow
Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog boxAlt+Down Arrow
Open Favorites Center and display your favoritesAlt+C
Open Favorites Center and display your historyCtrl+H
Open Favorites Center and display your feedsCtrl+J
Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feedsCtrl+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 barAlt+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 viewAlt+S

 

Editing

The following table describes shortcuts used when editing webpages.

To do thisPress this
Remove the selected items and copy them to the ClipboardCtrl+X
Copy the selected items to the ClipboardCtrl+C
Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected locationCtrl+V
Select all items on the current webpageCtrl+A
Open Internet Explorer Developer ToolsF12

 

Using the Information bar

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

To do thisPress this
Move focus to the Information barAlt+N
Click the Information barSpacebar

 

Updated January 11, 2017