Monday, December 18, 2017

47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers

47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers:





Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in
common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet
Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in
your browser.


Each browser also has some of its own, browser-specific shortcuts,
but learning the ones they have in common will serve you well as you
switch between different browsers and computers. This list includes a
few mouse actions, too.





Tabs

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab, counting from the left.


Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab.


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Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab – in other words, the tab on the right. (Ctrl+Page Up also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)


Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab – in other words, the tab on the left. (Ctrl+Page Down also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)


Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab.


Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab.


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Ctrl+T – Open a new tab.


Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window.


Alt+F4 – Close the current window. (Works in all applications.)


Mouse Actions for Tabs

Middle Click a Tab – Close the tab.


Ctrl+Left Click, Middle Click – Open a link in a background tab.


Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a new browser window.


Ctrl+Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a foreground tab.


Navigation

Alt+Left Arrow, Backspace – Back.


Alt+Right Arrow, Shift+Backspace – Forward.


F5 – Reload.


Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website.


Escape – Stop.


Alt+Home – Open homepage.


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Zooming

Ctrl and +, Ctrl+Mousewheel Up – Zoom in.


Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out.


Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level.


F11 – Full-screen mode.


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Scrolling

Space, Page Down – Scroll down a frame.


Shift+Space, Page Up – Scroll up a frame.


Home – Top of page.


End – Bottom of page.


Middle Click – Scroll with the mouse. (Windows only)


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Address Bar

Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6 – Focus the address bar so you can begin typing.


Ctrl+Enter – Prefix www. and append .com to the text in the address bar, and then load the website. For example, type howtogeek into the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open www.howtogeek.com.


Alt+Enter – Open the location in the address bar in a new tab.


Search

Ctrl+K, Ctrl+E – Focus the browser’s built-in search box or focus the address bar if the browser doesn’t have a dedicated search box. (Ctrl+K doesn’t work in IE, Ctrl+E does.)


Alt+Enter – Perform a search from the search box in a new tab.


Ctrl+F, F3 – Open the in-page search box to search on the current page.


Ctrl+G, F3 – Find the next match of the searched text on the page.


Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3 – Find the previous match of the searched text on the page.


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History & Bookmarks

Ctrl+H – Open the browsing history.


Ctrl+J – Open the download history.


Ctrl+D – Bookmark the current website.


Ctrl+Shift+Del – Open the Clear Browsing History window.


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Other Functions

Ctrl+P – Print the current page.


Ctrl+S – Save the current page to your computer.


Ctrl+O – Open a file from your computer.


Ctrl+U – Open the current page’s source code. (Not in IE.)


F12 – Open Developer Tools. (Requires Firebug extension for Firefox.)


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Does one of these keyboard shortcuts not work in a specific browser,
or is there another important one we missed here? Leave a comment and
let us know.


Image Credit: Mikeropology on Flickr (modified)

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