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IE Shortcut Keys

Viewing and Exploring Web Pages

To do this: Press this:
Display Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialogue box, display context Help on an item. F1.
Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window. F11.
Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar. TAB.
Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar. SHIFT+TAB.
Go to your Home page. 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 between frames. CTRL+TAB or
F6.
Move back between frames. SHIFT+CTRL+TAB.
Scroll toward the beginning of a document. UP ARROW.
Scroll toward the end of a document. DOWN ARROW.
Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments. PAGE UP.
Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments. 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 Web page. F5 or
CTRL+R.
Force refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same. CTRL+F5.
Stop downloading a page. ESC (the Escape key).
Go to a new location. CTRL+O or
CTRL+L.
Open a new window. CTRL+N.
Close the current window. CTRL+W.
Save the current page. CTRL+S.
Print the current page or active frame. CTRL+P.
Activate a selected link. ENTER.
Open the Search bar. CTRL+E.
Open the Favorites bar. CTRL+I.
Open the History bar. CTRL+H.
In the History or Favorites bars, open multiple folders. CTRL+click.

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Using the Address Bar

To do this: Press this:
Go to the Address bar to type in a web address (U.R.L.), selecting any text already there. ALT+D.
Display a list of addresses 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.

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Working with Favourites

To do this: Press this:
Add the current page to your favourites. CTRL+D.
Open the Organize Favourites dialogue box. CTRL+B.
Move selected item up in the Favourites list in the Organize Favourites dialogue box. ALT+UP ARROW.
Move selected item down in the Favourites list in the Organize Favourites dialogue box. ALT+DOWN ARROW.

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Editing

To do this: Press this:
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 Web page. CTRL+A.

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Printing and Print Preview

To do this: Press this:
Set printing options and print the page. ALT+P.
Change 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 displayed. ALT+A.
Display the next page to be printed. ALT+RIGHT ARROW.
Display the last page to be printed. ALT+END.
Zoom out. ALT+MINUS.
Zoom in. ALT+PLUS.
Display a list of zoom percentages. ALT+Z.
Close Print Preview. ALT+C.

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