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Internet Explorer (IE) Keyboard Shortcuts

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If you struggle to use a mouse, it's possible to do most things using keyboard shortcuts, and even if you don't, it's sometimes quicker. Here is a quick guide to some of the keyboard shortcuts that are available, many of which are shared by other browsers too.

This table is taken from an appendix, about learning to use a website browser, from Social Networking for the Older and Wiser. Print it now.

ActionShortcut
Go to the address bar F6, or ALT+D
Add www at the start and .com at the end of a website address. Enables you to just type Google, for example, and then use the shortcut. CTRL+ENTER
Show previously typed addresses, so you can pick one F4
Go to the search box CTRL+E
Move through browser buttons and webpage links TAB
Select a highlighted link or button ENTER
Scroll down the page (slow) DOWN
Scroll up the page (slow) UP
Scroll down the page (fast) Page Down
Scroll up the page (fast) Page Up
Find a word in the webpage CTRL+F
Move through CTRL+F search results ENTER
Back ALT+LEFT
Forward ALT+RIGHT
Refresh page CTRL+F5
Stop downloading ESC
Home ALT+HOME
Add current page to favorites CTRL+D
Open favorites CTRL+I
Open history of visited websites CTRL+H
Open new tab CTRL+T
Close tab CTRL+W
Go to next tab CTRL+TAB
Zoom in CTRL and +
Zoom out CTRL and -
Zoom: reset to 100% CTRL+0
View webpage full screen (toggle on/off) F11
Print CTRL+P

Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts. From the website for Social Networking for the Older and Wiser by Sean McManus. www.sean.co.uk.

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