Microsoft Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Full list of Internet Explorer Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.

Previously I have covered Microsoft Windows, Windows 8.1 and RT, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.


Top shortcuts

Command Shortcut in IE 11 Shortcut in IE for the desktop

Add the current site to favourites

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 application commands (address bar, frequent sites, etc.)

Alt+D

(Not available)

View downloads

Ctrl+J

Ctrl+J

Search

Command Shortcut in IE 11 Shortcut in IE 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, favourites and search providers)

Ctrl+Down arrow

Ctrl+Down arrow

Search using copied text

Ctrl+Shift+L

Ctrl+Shift+L

Zoom

Command Shortcut in IE 11 Shortcut in IE 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

Address bar

Command Shortcut

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed into 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 backwards through the list of AutoComplete matches

Down arrow

Move forwards through the list of AutoComplete matches

Up arrow

Select the text in the Address bar

Alt+D

Browsing

Command Shortcut

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 web page (only works if tabbed browsing is turned off)

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Move through items on a web page (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 towards the beginning of a document

Up arrow

Scroll towards the end of a document

Down arrow

Stop downloading a page

Esc

Toggle between full-screen and standard views

F11

Start Caret Browsing

F7

Clipboard

Command Shortcut

Copy selected items to the Clipboard

Ctrl+C

Cut selected items and copy them to the Clipboard

Ctrl+X

Paste selected items from the Clipboard

Ctrl+V

Select all items on the current web page

Ctrl+A

Favourites, history and feeds

Command Shotcut

Add site to favourites

Ctrl+D

Move selected item up in the Favourites list (in the Organise Favourites dialogue box)

Alt+Up arrow

Move selected item down in the Favourites list (in the Organise Favourites dialogue box)

Alt+Down arrow

Open the Add to favourites menu

Alt+Z

Open the Favourites menu from the menu bar

Alt+A

Open the Organise Favourites dialogue box

Ctrl+B

Pin the Favourites Center and display your history

Ctrl+Shift+H

View favourites

Ctrl+I and Alt+C

View feeds

Ctrl+G

View history

Ctrl+H

Menu bar

Command Shortcut

Open the File menu

Alt+F

Open the Edit menu

Alt+E

Open the View menu

Alt+V

Open the Favourites menu

Alt+A

Open the Tools

Alt+T

Open the Help menu

Alt+H

Notification bar

Command Shortcut

Move focus to the Notification bar

Alt+N

Click on the Notification bar

Spacebar

Tabs

Command Shortcut

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

Select last tab

Ctrl+9

Select Tab 1 to 8 if open

Ctrl+1 to 8

Please leave your comments below with your favourite shortcuts or share the one you use and not listed above so I can check them out and possibly add them to this article.

Nik

Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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