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IE shortcuts

Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

We all love taking shortcuts in life, don’t we? However, we are also advised not to take shortcuts since they are the symbol of procrastination. But, in today’s fast-paced society where everything has to be done fast enough so that we don’t lag behind others. For example, fast food or packaged food was invented to make our lives fast so that we don’t waste the time preparing for food and spend it instead on other productive things. In the same way, those of us who work in a digital environment where we have to spend 1/3rd of our daily life in front of a computer or a laptop, understand the value of digital shortcuts.

Why do we need shortcuts?

Although we can’t assure that shortcuts work in a subjective environment where one has to make a decision based on different criteria, but what we can assure is that shortcuts do help make objective things easier and efficient in digital life.

Here is a list of some more combinations that could help make your lives easier on a daily basis.

Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Alt+C: Views the Favorites, Feed, and History.
  • Alt+D: Views the app commands (Address bar, frequent sites, etc.)
  • Alt+X: Opens the Tools button.
  • Ctrl+D: Adds the current site to Favorites.
  • Ctrl+W: Closes tab.
  • Ctrl+T: Opens a new tab.
  • Ctrl+Shift+P: Opens a new InPrivate Browsing window.
  • Ctrl+P: Prints the current webpage.
  • Ctrl+Tab: Switches between tabs.
  • Ctrl+J: Views downloads.
  • Ctrl+E: Opens a search query in the Address bar.
  • Ctrl+Down arrow: Opens the Address bar to view History, Favorites and search providers.
  • Ctrl+Shift+L: Searches using copied text.
  • Ctrl+Plus sign: Zoom in (+10%).
  • Ctrl+Minus sign: Zoom out (-10%).
  • Ctrl+0: Zoom in to 100%.
  • F1: Get help and support.
  • F5: Refreshes webpage.
  • Alt+A: Opens the Favorites menu from the menu bar.
  • Alt+C or Ctrl+I: View the Favorites.
  • Alt+D: Selects the text in the Address bar.
  • Alt+E: Opens the Edit menu.
  • Alt+F: Opens the File menu.
  • Alt+H: Opens the Help menu.
  • Alt+T: Opens the Tools menu.
  • Alt+V: Opens the View menu.
  • Alt+N: Moves focus to the Notification bar.
  • Alt+Home: Goes to the Home page.
  • Alt+Right arrow: Goes to the next page.
  • Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace: Takes to the previous page.
  • Alt+Up Arrow: Moves selected item up in the Favorites list
  • Alt+Down arrow: Moves the selected item down in the Favorites list
  • Alt+Z: Opens the Add to favorites menu.
  • Ctrl+A: Selects all items on the current webpage.
  • Ctrl+C: Copy the selected items.
  • Ctrl+X: Cut the selected items.
  • Ctrl+V: Paste the selected items.
  • Ctrl+Enter: Add www. to the beginning and .com at the end of the text typed in the Address bar.
  • Ctrl+Left arrow: Moves the cursor left to the next break in the sentence in the Address bar.
  • Ctrl+Right arrow: Moves the cursor right to the next break in the sentence in the Address bar.
  • Ctrl+F: Find on the webpage.
  • Ctrl+G: Views the Feeds.
  • Ctrl+H: Views History.
  • Ctrl+O: Opens a new document in the browser.
  • Ctrl+N: Opens a new window.
  • Ctrl+S: Saves the current page.
  • Ctrl+T: Opens a new tab.
  • Ctrl+Shift+T: Reopens the last tab closed.
  • Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Switches between tabs.
  • Ctrl+9: Switches to the last tab.
  • Ctrl+W: Closes tab.
  • Ctrl+F4: Closes tabs in the background.
  • Shift+F10: Displays a shortcut menu for a link.
  • F4: Displays a list of typed addresses.
  • F11: Switches between full-screen and regular view.
  • Enter: Activates a selected link.
  • Esc: Stops downloading a page.
  • Home: Moves to the beginning of a webpage.
  • End: Moves to the end of the webpage.
  • Down arrow: Moves backward through the list of AutoComplete matches.
  • Up arrow: Moves forward through the list of AutoComplete matches.

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