Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer

Viewing and exploring webpages

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

To do this Press this
Display Help F1
Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window F11
Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar Tab
Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar Shift+Tab
Start Caret Browsing F7
Go to your home page Alt+Home
Go to the next page Alt+Right Arrow
Go to the previous page Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace
Display a shortcut menu for a link Shift+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 document Up Arrow
Scroll toward the end of a document Down Arrow
Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments Page Up
Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments Page Down
Move to the beginning of a document Home
Move to the end of a document End
Find on this page Ctrl+F
Refresh the current webpage F5
Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the same Ctrl+F5
Stop downloading a page Esc
Open a new website or page Ctrl+O
Open a new window Ctrl+N
Open a new InPrivate Browsing window Ctrl+Shift+P
Duplicate tab (open current tab in a new tab) Ctrl+K
Reopen the last tab you closed Ctrl+Shift+T
Close the current window (if you only have one tab open) Ctrl+W
Save the current page Ctrl+S
Print the current page or active frame Ctrl+P
Activate a selected link Enter
Open Favorites Ctrl+I
Open History Ctrl+H
Open Feeds Ctrl+J
Open the Page menu Alt+P
Open the Tools menu Alt+T
Open the Help menu Alt+H

Working with tabs

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs.

To do this Press this
Open links in a new tab in the background Ctrl+click
Open links in a new tab in the foreground Ctrl+Shift+click
Open a new tab in the foreground Ctrl+T
Switch between tabs Ctrl+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 bar Alt+Enter
Switch to a specific tab number Ctrl+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)
Switch to the last tab Ctrl+9
Close other tabs Ctrl+Alt+F4
Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off Ctrl+Q

Using zoom

The following table describes shortcuts used for zooming.

To do this Press 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 this Press this
Go to the search box Ctrl+E
Open your search query in a new tab Alt+Enter
Open the search provider menu Ctrl+Down Arrow

Using Print Preview

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

To do this Press this
Set printing options and print the page Alt+P
Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page Alt+U
Display the first page to be printed Alt+Home
Display the previous page to be printed Alt+Left Arrow
Type the number of the page you want displayed Alt+A
Display the next page to be printed Alt+Right Arrow
Display the last page to be printed Alt+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 Preview Alt+C

Using the Address bar

The following table describes shortcuts used on the Address bar.

To do this Press this
Select the text in the Address bar Alt+D
Display a list of addresses you’ve typed F4
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 bar Ctrl+Enter
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches Up Arrow
Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches Down Arrow

Opening Internet Explorer toolbar menus

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

To do this Press this
Open the Home menu Alt+M
Open the Print menu Alt+R
Open the RSS menu Alt+J
Open the Tools menu Alt+O
Open the Safety menu Alt+S
Open the Help menu Alt+L

Working with feeds, history, and favorites

The following table describes 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 when in feed preview) Ctrl+D
Delete browsing history Ctrl+Shift+Del
Open an InPrivate Browsing window Ctrl+Shift+P
Open the Organize Favorites dialog box Ctrl+B
Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box Alt+Up Arrow
Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box Alt+Down Arrow
Open Favorites Center and display your favorites Alt+C
Open Favorites Center and display your history Ctrl+H
Open Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+J
Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+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 bar Alt+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 view Alt+S

Editing

The following table describes shortcuts used when editing webpages.

To do this Press this
Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard Ctrl+X
Copy the selected items to the Clipboard Ctrl+C
Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location Ctrl+V
Select all items on the current webpage Ctrl+A
Open InternetExplorer Developer Tools F12

Using the Information bar

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

To do this Press this
Move focus to the Information bar Alt+N
Click the Information bar Spacebar