Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts – A complete list of hot keys

Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts

The following table describes the shortcuts used to view and explore web pages.

To do this

Press this

Switch between full and regular screen views of the browser window

Scroll through items on a web page, in the address bar or in the bookmarks bar

Go back through items on a web page, in the address bar or in the bookmarks bar

Alt + Left arrow or Backspace

Display a shortcut menu for a link

Advance through frames and browser elements (works only if tabbed browsing is disabled)

Move backward between frames (only works if tabbed browsing is disabled)

Scroll to the beginning of a document

Scroll to the end of a document

Scroll to the beginning of a document in larger increments

Scroll to the end of a document in larger increments

Move to the beginning of a document

Move to the end of a document

Refresh the current page

Refresh the current webpage, even if the timestamp of the web version and the locally stored version is the same

Open a new website or page

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

Duplicate tab (open the current tab in a new tab)

Reopen the last tab you closed

Close the current window (if you only have one tab open)

Print the current page or the active frame

The following table describes the shortcuts used when working with tabs.

To do this

Press this

Open links in a new tab in the background

Open links in a new tab in the foreground

Open a new tab in the foreground

Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Close the current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is disabled)

Open a new tab in the foreground in the address bar

Switch to a specific guide number

Ctrl +n (Where n is a number between 1 and 8)

Enable or disable quick guides (thumbnail view)

The following table describes the shortcuts used for zooming.

To do this

Press this

The following table describes the shortcuts used for searching.

To do this

Press this

Open your search query in a new tab

Open the search provider menu

The following table describes the shortcuts used to view and print web pages.

To do this

Press this

Set print options and print the page

Change paper, headers and footers, orientation and margins on this page

Displays the first page to be printed

Displays the previous page to be printed

Enter the page number you want to display

Displays the next page to be printed

Displays the last page to be printed

Specify how you want to print the frames (this option is available only if you are printing a webpage that uses frames)

The following table describes the shortcuts used in the address bar.

To do this

Press this

Select the text in the address bar

Display a list of typed addresses

When in the address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (dot or bar)

When in the address bar, move the cursor to the right until the next logical break in the address (dot or bar)

Add “www”. at the beginning and “.com” at the end of the text entered in the address bar

Scroll through the list of autocomplete matches

Go back through the AutoComplete list of matches

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

To do this

Press this

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

To do this

Press this

Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed in the feed view)

Open an InPrivate Browsing window

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box

Move the selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box

Move the selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box

Open the Favorites Center and view your favorites

Open the Favorites Center and view your history

Open the Favorites Center and view your feeds

Open and dock the Favorites Center and view your feeds

Open the Add to favorites menu (or open Subscribe to the feed when in the feed view)

Open the Favorites menu in the menu bar

View all feeds (when in feed view)

Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)

Place your cursor in the search box in the feed view

The following table describes the shortcuts used when editing web pages.

To do this

Press this

Remove the selected items and copy them to the clipboard

Copy selected items to the clipboard

Insert the contents of the clipboard in the selected location

Select all items on the current page

Open the Internet Explorer Developer Tools

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

To do this

Press this

Move focus to the information bar

Click on the information bar

So that’s Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts for a complete list.

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