What are keyboard shortcuts?


Do you know any of the hidden keyboard shortcuts in Internet Explorer? I am an old DOS guy that prefers to use the keyboard over the mouse!


This question was answered on February 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

F11 - Toggle between Full Screen and regular view If you want to see more of a website, this shortcut will temporarily remove the Toolbars, Status bars, etc until you press F11 again

Tab and Shift-Tab - When filling out a form on-line, Tab will take you to the next box and Shift-Tab will take you back to the previous box Can also be used to jump from the web page to the Address bar

Esc - Stop downloading a page

Alt-Home - Goes to your Home page

Alt Right Arrow ? Takes you to the next page

Alt Left Arrow or Backspace ? Takes you to the previous page

Ctrl F - Find words on the page you are viewing

F4 - Display the Address bar history

F5 or Ctrl R ? Refresh or reload the current Web page If you visit a website often, it is a good idea to use this command to make sure that your computer is not showing you an older cached version of the site that is on your hard drive

Ctrl P - Print the current page or active frame

Ctrl Enter - Adds "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar Instead of having to type â??www.computerproblems.comâ?? you can simply type â??computerproblemsâ?? then press Ctrl-Enter

Ctrl D - Add the current page to your favorites

If you would like to see all the available shortcuts in Internet Explorer or virtually any Windows program, go to the Help menu then to the Index and type â??shortcutsâ??.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 20, 2004