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Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

While the mouse is considered one of the greatest and most useful computing technologies ever made, sometimes the redundant point-and-click actions can slow you down. Keyboard shortcuts save time and help you get exactly where you want to be in seconds. Here are some useful keyboard shortcuts you can use while surfing the Web with the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google's Chrome browser.

Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Internet Explorer (IE) Shortcuts


ESC Stop downloading current page
F5 Refresh page
F11 Toggle browser between full-screen and regular view
ALT + Left Arrow Back
ALT + Right Arrow Forward
ALT + HOME Go to homepage
CTRL + D Add page to Favorites
CTRL + F Find on page
CTRL + H Open History
CTRL + I Open Favorites
CTRL + P Print
CTRL + T Open new tab
CTRL + TAB Switch to next tab
CTRL + W Close current tab
CTRL + 9 Switch to last tab
CTRL + SHIFT + H Open History in pinned mode
CTRL + SHIFT + Q View list of open tabs
CTRL + SHIFT + TAB Switch to previous tab

Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Mozilla Firefox Shortcuts


ESC Stop downloading current page
F5 Refresh
F11 Full screen view
ALT + HOME Go to homepage
ALT + Left Arrow Back
ALT + Right Arrow Forward
CTR + + Zoom In
CTR + - Zoom Out
CTRL+ 0 Zoom Reset
CTRL + K Select a search bar
CTRL + TAB Switch tabs
CTRL + D Add bookmarks
CTRL + B Open Bookmarks
CTRL + P Print
CTRL + R Reload
CTRL + T New Tab
CTRL + N New Window
SHIFT + ENTER Open link in new window

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome Shortcuts


ALT + F4 Close current window
ALT + HOME Open homepage
ALT + SHIFT +B Open Bookmark manager
CTRL + B Toggle Bookmarks on/off
CTRL + H View History
CTRL + N Open new window
CTRL + T Open new tab
CTRL + O Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome
CTRL + P Print page
CTRL + W Close current tab
CTRL + 9 Switch to last tab
CTRL + SHIFT + B Open the Bookmark manager
CTRL + SHIFT + N Open a new window in incognito mode
CTRL + SHIFT + T Reopen the last tab you've closed (Chrome remembers last 10)
CTRL + TAB Switch to next tab
CTRL + PageUp Switch to previous tab
CTRL + PageDown Switch to the next tab
CTRL + (click hyperlink) Open link in new tab in the background
SHIFT + (click hyperlink) Open link in a new window

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