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Handy Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Redundant point-and-click actions can slow you down. These computer keyboard shortcuts save time and help you get exactly where you want to be in seconds in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Chrome.

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 Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Internet Explorer (IE) Shortcuts

Function

  
ESCStop downloading current page
F5Refresh page
F11Toggle browser between full-screen and regular view
ALT + Left ArrowBack
ALT + Right ArrowForward
ALT + HOMEGo to homepage
CTRL + DAdd page to Favorites
CTRL + FFind on page
CTRL + HOpen History
CTRL + IOpen Favorites
CTRL + PPrint
CTRL + TOpen new tab
CTRL + TABSwitch to next tab
CTRL + WClose current tab
CTRL + 9Switch to last tab
CTRL + SHIFT + HOpen History in pinned mode
CTRL + SHIFT + QView list of open tabs
CTRL + SHIFT + TABSwitch to previous tab
  

Mozilla Firefox Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Mozilla Firefox Shortcuts

Function

  
ESCStop downloading current page
F5Refresh
F11Full screen view
ALT + HOMEGo to homepage
ALT + Left ArrowBack
ALT + Right ArrowForward
CTR + +Zoom In
CTR + -Zoom Out
CTRL+ 0Zoom Reset
CTRL + KSelect a search bar
CTRL + TABSwitch tabs
CTRL + DAdd bookmarks
CTRL + BOpen Bookmarks
CTRL + PPrint
CTRL + RReload
CTRL + TNew Tab
CTRL + NNew Window
SHIFT + ENTEROpen link in new window

Google Chrome Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome Shortcuts

Function

  
ALT + F4Close current window
ALT + HOMEOpen homepage
ALT + SHIFT +BOpen Bookmark manager
CTRL + BToggle Bookmarks on/off
CTRL + HView History
CTRL + NOpen new window
CTRL + TOpen new tab
CTRL + OOpen a file from your computer in Google Chrome
CTRL + PPrint page
CTRL + WClose current tab
CTRL + 9Switch to last tab
CTRL + SHIFT + BOpen the Bookmark manager
CTRL + SHIFT + NOpen a new window in incognito mode
CTRL + SHIFT + TReopen the last tab you've closed (Chrome remembers last 10)
CTRL + TABSwitch to next tab
CTRL + PageUpSwitch to previous tab
CTRL + PageDownSwitch to the next tab
CTRL + (click hyperlink)Open link in new tab in the background
SHIFT + (click hyperlink)Open link in a new window



Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, Vangie Beal is a freelance writer, covering business and Internet technology for more than a decade. She is also managing editor of Webopedia.com.








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