30 Useful Browser Shortcuts

In the previous post we have known about the shortcuts being used in Windows and also in text applications like Microsoft Word. Besides these, we should also have the knowledge of keyboard shortcuts which are useful in common web browsing why because, we utilize internet regularly. Here are some of the useful keyboard shortcuts that work for whatever browser is in use – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. If we learn using these browser shortcuts, we can get good results faster.


Shortcut KeyDescription
CTRL + 1-8Switch to the specified tab.
CTRL + 9Switch to the last tab.
CTRL + TabSwitch to the next tab.
CTRL + Shift + TabSwitch to the previous tab.
CTRL + W, CTRL + F4Close the current tab.
CTRL + SHIFT + TReopen the last closed tab.
CTRL + TOpen a new tab.
CTRL + NOpen a new browser window.
ALT + F4Close the current browser window.
Mouse Middle Click on a TabCloses the tab.
CTRL + Left Click, Middle ClickOpen a link in a background tab.
SHIFT + Left ClickOpen a link in a new browser window.
CTRL + SHIFT + Left ClickOpen a link in a foreground tab.
ALT + Left Arrow (or) BackspaceGo back i.e. goes to previous webpage.
‘ALT + Right Arrow’ and ‘SHIFT + Backspace’Go Forward
EscStop loading a webpage.
ALT + HomeOpen Homepage.
CTRL and + signZoom in on a webpage.
CTRL and – signZoom out on a webpage.
F11Full screen mode.
HomeTo go to the top of the webpage.
EndTo go to the bottom of the webpage.
CTRL + L (or) ALT + D (or) F6Focus the address bar so you can begin typing.
ALT + EnterOpen the location in the address bar in a new tab.
CTRL + HOpen the browsing history.
CTRL + JOpen the download history.
CTRL + DBookmark the current website or webpage.
CTRL + SHIFT + DelOpen the clear browsing data window.
CTRL + PPrint the current webpage.
CTRL + SSave the current webpage to your computer.

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