IE9 - Internet Explorer 9 keyboard shortcuts

Last Update Date : Jan 16. 2018

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The following table describes the shortcuts used to view and explore webpages. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Display Help 

F1 

Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window 

F11 

Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar 

Tab 

Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar 

Shift+Tab 

Start Caret Browsing 

F7 

Go Home 

Alt+Home 

Go to the next page 

Alt+Right Arrow 

Go to the previous page 

Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace 

Display a shortcut menu for a link 

Shift+F10 

Move forward through frames and browser elements (only works if tabbed browsing is turned off) 

Ctrl+Tab or F6 

Move backward between frames (only works if tabbed browsing is turned off) 

Ctrl+Shift+Tab 

Scroll up a document 

Up Arrow 

Scroll down a document 

Down Arrow 

Scroll up a page in a document 

Page Up 

Scroll down a page in a document 

Page Down 

Move to the beginning of a document 

Home 

Move to the end of a document 

End 

Find on this page 

Ctrl+F 

Refresh the current webpage 

F5 

Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the same 

Ctrl+F5 

Stop downloading a page 

Esc 

Open a new website or page 

Ctrl+O 

Open a new window 

Ctrl+N 

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl+Shift+P 

Delete the browsing history 

Ctrl+Shift+Delete 

Duplicate tab (open the current tab in a new tab) 

Ctrl+K 

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl+Shift+T 

Close the current window even if you only have one tab open 

Ctrl+W 

Save the current page 

Ctrl+S 

Print the current page or active frame 

Ctrl+P 

Activate a selected link 

Enter 

Open Favorites 

Ctrl+I 

Open the History 

Ctrl+H 

Open the Download Manager 

Ctrl+J 

Open the Page menu (if the Command bar is visible) 

Alt+P 

Open the Tools menu (if the Command bar is visible) 

Alt+T 

Open the Help menu (if the Command bar is visible) 

Alt+H 

 

Working with tabs  

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Open links in a new tab in the background 

Ctrl+click 

Open links in a new tab in the foreground 

Ctrl+Shift+click 

Open a new tab in the foreground 

Ctrl+T 

Switch between tabs 

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab 

Close the current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is turned off) 

Ctrl+W 

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8) 

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl+9 

Close other tabs 

Ctrl+Alt+F4 

 

Using the zoom function 

The following table describes shortcuts used for zooming. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Zoom in (+ 10%) 

Ctrl+Plus Sign 

Zoom out (- 10%) 

Ctrl+Minus Sign 

Zoom to 100% 

Ctrl+0 

 

Searching in the Address bar  

The following table describes shortcuts used for searching in the Address bar. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Open a search query in the Address bar 

Ctrl+E 

Open your search query in a new tab 

Alt+Enter 

Open the Address bar menu (to view the history, favorites, and search providers) 

Ctrl+Down Arrow 

Search using copied text 

Ctrl+Shift+L 

 

Using Print Preview  

The following table describes shortcuts used to preview and print webpages. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Set printing options and print the page 

Alt+P 

Change the paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page 

Alt+U 

Display the first page to be printed 

Alt+Home 

Display the previous page to be printed 

Alt+Left Arrow 

Type the number of the page you want to display 

Alt+A 

Display the next page to be printed 

Alt+Right Arrow 

Display the last page to be printed 

Alt+End 

Specify how you want frames to print (this option is only available if you're printing a webpage that uses frames) 

Alt+F 

Close Print Preview 

Alt+C 

 

Using the Address bar  

The following table describes shortcuts used in the Address bar. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Select the text in the Address bar 

Alt+D 

Display a list of addresses that you've typed 

F4 

When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (period or slash) 

Ctrl+Left Arrow 

When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break in the address (period or slash) 

Ctrl+Right Arrow 

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of the text typed in the Address bar 

Ctrl+Enter 

Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches 

Up Arrow 

Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches 

Down Arrow 

Opening Internet Explorer toolbar menus  

The following table describes the shortcuts used to open the Internet Explorer toolbar and Command bar menus. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Open the Home menu 

Alt+M 

Open the Print menu 

Alt+R 

Open the RSS menu 

Alt+J 

Open the Tools menu 

Alt+O 

Open the Safety menu 

Alt+S 

Open the Help menu 

Alt+L 

Working with feeds, history, and favorites  

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with the history and favorites. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when in feed preview) 

Ctrl+D 

Delete the browsing history 

Ctrl+Shift+Del 

Open an InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl+Shift+P 

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box 

Ctrl+B 

Move the selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box 

Alt+Up Arrow 

Move the selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box 

Alt+Down Arrow 

Open the Favorites Center and display your favorites 

Alt+C 

Open the Favorites Center and display your history 

Ctrl+H 

Pin the Favorites Center and display your history 

Ctrl+Shift+H 

Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds 

Ctrl+Shift+J 

Open the Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when in the feed preview) 

Alt+Z 

Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar 

Alt+A 

 

Editing  

The following table describes the shortcuts used when editing webpages. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard 

Ctrl+X 

Copy the selected items to the Clipboard 

Ctrl+C 

Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location 

Ctrl+V 

Select all items on the current webpage 

Ctrl+A 

Open Internet Explorer Developer Tools 

F12 

 

Using the Notification bar  

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with the Notification bar. 

Function 

Shortcut Key 

Move the focus to the Notification bar 

Alt+N 

Click the Notification bar 

Spacebar 

 

 

 

 

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