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Shortcut keys in Internet Explorer

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Keyboard shortcuts are available in various areas of your Windows PC. This page lists the standard keys and key combinations in the Internet Explorer browser, a seperate page lists shortcut keys in Office 2000. They are not only there for those that have difficulty using a pointing device such as a mouse, but they also speed up browsing significantly for the more experienced user. There are some visible ones in the menubar. Hold down the Alt key while typing the underlined letter that you see and the action associated with that menubar item (opening a menu) will take place. Ironically enough, since these menus are easily accessible to the mouse, their shortcut keys, or "access keys" as they are formally called in HTML, are the least useful.

Other actions can be performed from the keyboard for which the mouse is less suited, but once you 're used to them, there 's no turning back... In fact, there are so many that a webpage can hardly script its own key functionality without overwriting one of the pre-assigned key combinations, especially since different letters are used in different languages. This page lists the keys of the standard English version.

Accesskeys and script

Below are five links, each with one underlined letter. Clicking such link (runs a Javascript which) opens a list of related shortcut keys with their descriptions, and as usual on webpages, pressing Tab repeatedly will highlight the heading of your choice and Enter will activate it.

Alternatively, typ Alt + an underlined letter to cut short the tabbing loop. The links have attributes like accesskey="t" set in the HTML code. In IE on a Mac, this feature uses the Ctrl key. Except on this page, because thanks to a Javascript function keyd, cut shorter still is Ctrl + the letter.

Your key is my command

Viewing webpages
KeyFunction
TabRotate the focus around the elements on a page
Shift + TabRotate the focus around the elements in the opposite direction
EnterActivate the selected link
EscapeStop downloading a page
F1Display Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context Help on an item
F3Open the Search bar (also: Ctrl + E)
F4Focus the Address bar, and drop down a list of recently visited addresses
F5Refresh the current webpage, possibly from the cache (also: Ctrl+R)
F6Focus the Address bar
F10Focus on the menu bar
Shift + F10Display a contextmenu for the active element
F11Toggle between full-screen and regular size of the browser window
BackspaceGo to the previous page (also: Alt + and Alt + mousewheel)
Backspace + ShiftGo to the next page (also: Alt + and Alt + mousewheel)
Alt + Go to the previous page (also: Backspace and Alt + mousewheel)
Alt + Go to the next page (also: Backspace + Shift and Alt + mousewheel)
Alt + mousewheelGo though the history of visited pages
Ctrl + Tab or F6Move forward between frames
Ctrl + Tab + ShiftMove back between frames
Scroll toward the top of a document
Scroll toward the end of a document
Page UpScroll toward the top of a document in larger increments
Page DownScroll toward the end of a document in larger increments
HomeJump to the top of a document
EndJump to the end of a document
Alt + HomeGo to your homepage
Alt + F4Close the current window (also: Ctrl+W)
Ctrl + O or Ctrl + LOpen another address in this window
Ctrl + RRefresh the current webpage, possibly from the cache (also: F5)
Ctrl + F5Refresh the current webpage, bypassing the cache
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + WClose the current window (also: Alt + F4)
Ctrl + FFind in the current page
Ctrl + SSave the current page
Ctrl + PPrint the current page or frame
Ctrl + EOpen the Search bar (also: F3)
Ctrl + IOpen the Favorites bar
Ctrl + HOpen the History bar
Ctrl + clickIn the History or Favorites bars, open multiple folders
Ctrl + mousewheelZoom text size
Using the Address bar
KeyFunction
F6Select the text in the Address bar (also: Alt + D)
Alt + DSelect the text in the Address bar (also: F6)
F4Display a list of addresses you've typed
Ctrl + Move the cursor right to the previous period or slash in the address text
Ctrl + Move the cursor right to the next period or slash in the address text
Ctrl + EnterAdd "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches
Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches
Using Print Preview
KeyFunction
Alt + PSet printing options and print the page
Alt + UChange paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page
Alt + AType the number of the page you want displayed
Alt + HomeDisplay the first page to be printed
Alt + Display the previous page to be printed
Alt + Display the next page to be printed
Alt + EndDisplay the last page to be printed
Alt + MinusZoom out
Alt + PlusZoom in
Alt + ZDisplay a list of zoom percentages
Alt + CClose Print Preview
EscapeClose Print Preview
Working with favorites
KeyFunction
Ctrl + DAdd the current page to your favorites
Ctrl + BOpen the Organize Favorites dialog box
Alt + Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
Alt + Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
Editing
KeyFunction
Ctrl + ASelect all items on the current webpage
Ctrl + XRemove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard
Ctrl + CCopy the selected items to the Clipboard
Ctrl + VInsert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location