61 Shortcuts for Internet Explorer

Jump to: Basic Navigation and Address Bar, Tabbed Browsing main, Navigate Webpages in IE8, Favorites, History and Search, main for Privacy Settings, Manage IE8 Windows, Instant Search, The Rest

1. Basic Navigation and Address Bar

Alt+Home

Go to Home webpage.

Alt+Arrow Right/Alt+Arrow Left

Go to next / previous webpage.

Alt+D/F6

Jump to address bar. f6 additionally navigates through window elements.

Ctrl+Enter

Complete a .com address in address bar: adds "http://" prefix and a ".com"-suffix, then loads the webpage.

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Complete an URI in address bar with user-defined suffix: adds "http://" prefix and suffix (e.g. .net, .org, .de, ...), then loads the webpage. Set the suffix in tools:options (alt+t, then o), languages (alt+l), and enter to suffix field at bottom.

Alt+Arrow Down/F4

Open webpages visited in the past when in address bar. Includes Favorites and History. Navigate with arrow keys and enter to visit.

Delete/Shift+Delete

Delete past visited webpages from address bar history (also see shortcut above).

2. Tabbed Browsing main

Ctrl+T

Open new tab in same window.

Ctrl+K

Duplicate current tab.

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Jump to next / jump to previous browser tab.

Ctrl+W

Close the current tab.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Restore closed tab (open previously closed tab).

Ctrl+Q

Show Tabs: Open or close quick tab view.

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Show Tabs: Open list of tabs. Then use arrow keys and enter to select or escape to exit.

Ctrl+1 ... ctrl+9

Jump to browser tab 1 - 9.

On Link: ctrl+ left mouse button

Open link in new background tab (sometimes link is opened in new window; as an alternative, use right mouse button and press w).

Alt+Enter

Open typed webpage address in new background tab.

3. Navigate Webpages in IE8

Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Scroll down / scroll up inside a webpage.

Page Up/Page Down

Jump one page down / jump one page up (space / shift+space works as well).

Home/End

Move to the beginning or end of a document.

Ctrl+[+]/Ctrl+-

Increase text size / decrease text size (zoom in and out).

Ctrl+0 (zero)

Reset text size to default (zoom to 100%).

Tab/Shift+Tab

Move forward / move backwards through items on a webpage. Press and hold tab button to skip through multiple links.

Shift+F10

When on link: Display a context menu for a link.

Enter

Activate a selected link.

Tab/Shift+tab, and enter /Space

In web forms: move forward / move backwards through form items. Press space to activate action buttons, select boxes, or radio buttons.

Ctrl+A

Select all content on webpage.

F5/Ctrl+R

Refresh the current webpage.

Ctrl+F5

Refresh the current webpage with cache override.

F7

Turn caret browsing on or off (movable cursor on page).

Esc

Stop loading webpage.

4. Favorites, History and Search

Ctrl+I

Open Favorites box.

Ctrl+Shift+I

Open Favorites box in pinned mode.

Ctrl+H

Open History box.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Open History in pinned mode.

Ctrl+J

Open Feeds.

Ctrl+Shift+J

Open Feeds in pinned mode.

Ctrl+ left mouse click

In the History or Favorites boxes, open link as background tab.

Ctrl+D

Add the current webpage to favorites.

Ctrl+B

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box. Use tab to navigate and alt and shift+alt to move items up or down in list.

Ctrl+F/F3

Open find window. Press escape to exit.

5. main for Privacy Settings

Ctrl+Shift+F

Turn in-private filtering on or off (watch icon change in status bar)

Ctrl+Shift+P

Open private browsing window / incognito mode.

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Open 'Delete Browsing History' Menu.

6. Manage IE8 Windows

Alt+Space

Opens the title bar menu.

Alt+Space+Enter

Restore Window (default Windows feature).

Alt+Space+X

Maximize Window (default Windows feature).

Alt+Space+N

Minimize Window (default Windows feature).

Alt+Shift+Enter

Toggle regular window / full screen without toolbars

F11

Turn full page view on or off (default Windows feature).

F6

Move forward between window elements.

Ctrl+N

Open a new browser window.

F4

Close IE8 Window.

7. Instant Search

Ctrl+E

Jump to the Instant Search box (box on top right corner of browser window).

Ctrl+Arrow Down

View list of search providers.

Alt+Enter

Open search results in new tab.

8. The Rest

Alt+P

Print the current webpage.

F12

Open Developer Tools.

Ctrl+O/Ctrl+L

Open location.

Alt+V+C

View webpage source in default editor (used to be ctrl+u but that was discontinued).

F1

Display Internet Explorer Help or to display context Help about an item in a dialog box.

Created by admin on 8/1/2010. Last updated by admin on 10/2/2015

 

3 Comments for 'Internet Explorer '   

 
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Comment #3 by Sean Oct 31, 2019 at 08:48 am  Reply

Love this site! Would love to add that for Internet Explorer 11 you can hide the Favorites bar with the shortcut CTRL-SHIFT-B.

Comment #2 by Ernest Jun 20, 2018 at 09:00 am  Reply

What a beautiful webpage. Super easy to navigate. Filled with great information. Found what I was looking for quickly and easily. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.

Comment #1 by Alimepeter Jan 27, 2016 at 10:03 am  Reply

I love it, but i need for functions keys shoutcuts Thanks

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