60+ Microsoft Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys List Download in PDF & Excel File

If you spend as much time surfing the internet on the computer then learning a shortcut that can save a few seconds off a common task can be significant, You Can use Internet explorer shortcuts to perform a lot of different tasks quickly or to work without a mouse.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys List

Top shortcuts

Alt+Home Go to the Home webpage.
Alt+Arrow Right/Alt+Arrow Left Go to the 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 the 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).

Tabbed Browsing main

Ctrl+T Open a new tab in the same window.
Ctrl+K Duplicate current tab.
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Jump to next / jump to the 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 a new background tab (sometimes the link is opened in a new window; as an alternative, use right mouse button and press w).
Alt+Enter Open typed webpage address in a new background tab.

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 backward through items on a webpage. Press and hold the tab button to skip through multiple links.
Shift+F10 When on the 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 backward through form items. Press space to activate action buttons, select boxes, or radio buttons.
Ctrl+A Select all content on a 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 the page).
Esc Stop loading webpage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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