For those of you who often have to work on browsers, the use of keyboard shortcuts is indispensable. Browser shortcuts allow quick opening of a browser, faster navigation, zooming and manipulation. Toplist would like to share with readers common shortcut combinations on popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Opera and have a separate note about shortcuts that are only used on certain browsers.
Browser shortcut to zoom in/out
- Ctrl and +, Ctrl + scroll up: Action to enlarge the web page. ·
- Ctrl and -, Ctrl + scroll down: Action to minimize the web page. ·
- Ctrl + 0: The operation returns to the default scale. ·
- F11: Switch on/off full screen view.
- Space, Page Down: Move down 1 screen viewport. ·
- Page Up: Move up 1 screen viewport. ·
- Home: Action to the top of the page. ·
- End: Move to the bottom of the page. ·
- Click the scroll wheel: Scroll the frame by dragging the mouse up or down.
Other Browser Shortcuts
- Ctrl + P: Action Prints the current web page. ·
- Ctrl + S: The operation to save the open web page to the computer. ·
- Ctrl + O: Open a file on the computer. ·
- Ctrl + U: Open the source code of the current page. (Doesn’t work on Internet Explorer).
- F12: Open the Developer Tools developer tools (Requires Firebug extension for Firefox).
Mouse click operation on tab
- Middle-click (scroll the mouse) on a Tab: Action to close the tab. ·
- Ctrl + left mouse button or click the mouse wheel on the link: Opens the link in a new tab but stays on the current page.
- Shift + left click on the link: Open the link in a new browser window. ·
- Ctrl + Shift + left click on the link: Open the link in a new tab and move to that tab.
Shortcuts for History and Bookmarks
- Ctrl + H: Open the browser’s browsing history.
- Ctrl + J: Open the browser’s Download history.
- Ctrl + D: Saves the currently open page in Bookmark.
- Ctrl + Shift + Del: Open the window to clear browsing history.
Keyboard shortcuts when working with Tab
- Ctrl + 1 to 8: To select a specific open tab, the sequence number is typed from left to right ·
- Ctrl + 9: To go to the last tab ·
- Ctrl + Tab: To move to the next tab, usually the right tab. (Ctrl + Page Up also works, but not in Internet Explorer.) ·
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab: To switch to the previous tab, usually the left tab. (Ctrl + Page Down also works but not in IE). ·
- Ctrl + W, Ctrl + F4: Action to close the current tab. ·
- Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopens the last tab you just closed. ·
- Ctrl + T: Action to open a new tab. ·
- Ctrl + N: Opens a new window. ·
- Alt + F4: Close the current window. (Works with all open windows, including applications).
Shortcut for address bar
- Ctrl + L, Alt + D, F6: The navigation operation places the cursor in the address bar. ·
- Ctrl + Enter: Add prefix www. and suffix .com to the typed text in the address bar, and then open the web page with that full name.
- Alt + Enter: Open the web page you just entered in the address bar on a new tab.
Shortcuts related to search
- Ctrl + K, Ctrl + E: Navigate to the browser’s built-in search box (or to the address box under the search function if the browser does not have a separate search box). Ctrl + K does not work in Internet Explorer, but must use Ctrl + E. On Google Chrome, when you press Ctrl + K (Command + K, for Mac) you will be taken to the address bar to search with Google. ·
- Alt + Enter: Action to perform and display search results on a new tab. ·
- Ctrl + F, F3: Open the search box for information in the current page (Find type search). ·
- Ctrl + G, F3: Move to the next search result in the found results. ·
- Ctrl + Shift + G, Shift + F3: Action to return to the previous search result in the found results.
Shortcuts for navigation
- Alt + Left Arrow, Backspace: Action Back/Back to previous page ·
- Alt + Right Arrow, Shift + Backspace: Action Forward/Go to next page ·
- F5: Reload the page. ·
- Ctrl + F5: Reload the page and clear the cache, reload the entire website. ·
- Escape: Stop loading the page. ·
- Alt + Home: Open the home page.