Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

For my own personal reference…
SUMMARY: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 keyboard shortcuts to common tasks.
Here is a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts:

CONTROL-A: Selct all text for copying
CONTROL-B: Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
CONTROL-D: Immediately add the current page to your favorites
CONTROL-E: Open the search bar
CONTROL-F: Search for text on the page
CONTROL-H: Open the history bar
CONTROL-I: Open the favorites bar
CONTROL-N: New browser window
CONTROL-P: Print a web page
CONTROL-S: Save a web page to disk
CONTROL-W: Close the current browser window

ALT-D: Select the address bar
ALT-Left Arrow: Go back
ALT-Right Arrow: Go forward
ALT-F4: Close Internet Explorer
ALT-Home: Visit the home page

TAB: Move focus to the next link
ENTER: Select the current link
UP: Scroll up in the current webpage
DOWN: Scroll down in the current webpage
PAGE UP: Scroll up one page
PAGE DOWN: Scroll down one page
HOME: Move to the top of the current webpage
END: Move to the end of the current webpage

ESC: Stop loading the current page

F1: Help
F5: Refresh the current page
F11: Full Screen Mode
More on Keyboard shortcuts….

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Blog recently posted a great list of keyboard shortcuts for the upcoming IE7. What makes it even greater, however, is that almost all of the shortcuts work identically in Firefox. In the interest of brevity, I tested every shortcut and pared down the list to only the keyboard shortcuts that work the same in both browsers:
Standard toolbar buttons

Alt + , orShift + Mousewheel down, orBackspace
Alt + , orShift + Mousewheel up, orShift + Backspace
Ctrl + F5
Force Reload (no cache)
Alt + Home

Address Bar

Alt + D, orF6
Set focus to Address Bar
Ctrl + Enter
Add “www.” and “.com” prefix to Address Bar
Alt + Enter
Open Address Bar location in a new tab

Ctrl + 1
Switch to n-th tab (1..9)
Ctrl + Tab
Switch to next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Switch to previous tab
Ctrl + W, or Middle Click tab, orCtrl + F4
Close current tab
Ctrl + T, or double-click empty tab area
Open new tab in the foreground
Ctrl + Left Click, or Middle Click
Open clicked link in a new background tab
Ctrl + Shift + Left Click
Open clicked link in a new tab, and set focus to it

Ctrl + +, orCtrl + Mousewheel down
Make font size larger (or Zoom in IE7)
Ctrl + -, orCtrl + Mousewheel up
Make font size smaller (or Zoom in IE7)
Ctrl + 0
Set to default font size / zoom
Scroll down
Shift + Space
Scroll up

Ctrl + D
Add current site to Favorites
Ctrl + I
Open Favorites pane
Ctrl + H
Open History pane

Ctrl + E
Set focus to search box
Alt + Enter
Perform search in new tab
Ctrl + 
Change search box provider
There are only a handful of truly unique


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