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Published on 05.23.06 by Brent Trahan

Internet Explorer Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

The complete list of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) keyboard shortcuts.

There are lots of keyboard and mouse shortcuts you can use to make using Internet Explorer more efficient. This guide shows the most used shortcuts.

Before I Begin

Below is a table that shows you how to use keyboard and mouse shortcuts in Internet Explorer. For those of you who might not know here is an explanation of what the keyboard and mouse shortcuts mean.

When you see Ctrl+Alt+Home that means press the Ctrl key on your keyboard. While you are pressing the Ctrl key press the Alt key on your keyboard. While you are pressing the Ctrl and Alt keys press the Home key on your keyboard.

Got it? Good.

The Shortcuts

Below is a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts you can use when using Internet Explorer 7. This is not a complete list yet.

General Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Turn Full Screen Mode on or off F11
Cycle through the Address Bar, Refresh button, Search Box, and items
on a web page
TAB
Find a word or phrase on a page CTRL+F
Open the current webpage in a new window CTRL+N
Print the page CTRL+P
Select all items on the page CTRL+A
Zoom in CTRL+PLUS (+)
Zoom out CTRL+-
Zoom to 100% CTRL+0

 

Navigation Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Go to home page ALT+HOME
Go backward ALT+LEFT
Go forward ALT+RIGHT
Refresh page F5
Refresh page and the cache CTRL+F5
Stop downloading page ESC

 

Favorites Center Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Open Favorites CTRL+I
Open Favorites in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+I
Organize Favorites CTRL+B
Add current page to Favorites CTRL+D
Open Feeds CTRL+J
Open Feeds in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+J
Open History CTRL+H
Open History in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+H

 

Tab Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Open link in new background tab CTRL+left mouse button or middle mouse button
Open link in new foreground tab CTRL+SHIFT+left mouse button or CTRL+SHIFT+middle mouse button
Close tab (closes window if only one tab is open) CTRL+W or CTRL+F4
Open Quick Tab view CTRL+Q
Open new tab CTRL+T
View list of open tabs CTRL+SHIFT+Q
Switch to next tab CTRL+TAB
Switch to previous tab CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

 

Address Bar Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Select the Address Bar ALT+D
Add “http://www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end of text in
Address Bar
CTRL+ENTER
Add “http://www.” to the beginning and “.net” to the end of text in
Address Bar
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Add “http://www.” to the beginning and the website address suffix
you have specified to the end of text in the Address Bar
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Open the website address that is typed in the Address Bar in new tab ALT+ENTER
View list of previously typed addresses F4

 

Search Bar Shortcuts
To Do This Do This
   
Select the Search Bar CTRL+E
View list of search providers CTRL+DOWN
Open search results in new tab ALT+ENTER

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  1. Tom says:

    I am trying to use CTRL + Left Mouse button for non-contiguous selection on a website. Doesn’t work because IE7 opens new window. Is there a work around or fix? Please advise.

    Thanks

  2. Brent Trahan says:

    It doesn’t look like it’s possible in IE7 Tom. If I come across a solution I’ll post it here.

    Please post a solution here if you find one.

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