Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Internet Explorer + Firefox

I find it very useful and speedy to use keyboard shortcuts while exploring with Firefox (and Internet Explorer too). I am presenting a list of keyboard shortcut keys, that can be very handy for my readers.

F1 Display the Internet Explorer Help, or when
in a dialog box, display context help on an item
F11 Toggle between Full Screen and regular view
of the browser window
TAB Move forward through the items on a Web page,
the Address bar, and the Links bar
SHIFT+TAB Move back through the items on a Web page,
the Address bar, and the Links bar
ALT+HOME Go to your Home page
ALT+RIGHT ARROW Go to the next page
ALT+LEFT ARROW or

BACKSPACE

Go to the previous page
SHIFT+F10 Display a shortcut menu for a link
CTRL+TAB or

F6

Move forward between frames
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB Move back between frames
UP ARROW Scroll toward the beginning of a document
DOWN ARROW Scroll toward the end of a document
PAGE UP Scroll toward the beginning of a document in
larger increments
PAGE DOWN Scroll toward the end of a document in larger
increments
HOME Move to the beginning of a document
END Move to the end of a document
CTRL+F Find on this page
F5 or

CTRL+R

Refresh the current Web page only if the time
stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are different
CTRL+F5 Refresh the current Web page, even if the
time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same
ESC Stop downloading a page
CTRL+O or

CTRL+L

Go to a new location
CTRL+N Open a new window
CTRL+W Close the current window
CTRL+S Save the current page
CTRL+P Print the current page or active frame
ENTER Activate a selected link
CTRL+E Open Search in Explorer bar
CTRL+I Open Favorites in Explorer bar
CTRL+H Open History in Explorer bar
CTRL+click In History or Favorites bars, open multiple
folders

Using the Address bar

Press this

To do this

ALT+D Select the text in the Address bar
F4 Display the Address bar history
CTRL+LEFT ARROW When in the Address bar, move the cursor
left to the next logical break (. or /)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW When in the Address bar, move the cursor
right to the next logical break (. or /)
CTRL+ENTER Add “www.” to the beginning and “.com” to
the end of the text typed in the Address bar
UP ARROW Move forward through the list of
AutoComplete matches
DOWN ARROW Move back through the list of
AutoComplete matches

Working with favorites

Press this

To do this

CTRL+D Add the current page to your favorites
CTRL+B Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
ALT+UP ARROW Move selected item up in the Favorites
list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
ALT+DOWN ARROW Move selected item down in the Favorites
list in the Organize Favorites dialog box

Editing

Press this

To do this

CTRL+X Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard
CTRL+C Copy the selected items to the Clipboard
CTRL+V Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected
location
CTRL+A Select all items on the current Web page

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