Internet Explorer 5.0 tips and shortcuts.
This question was answered on October 12, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0 has many useful shortcuts (Many will work in Version 4.0 as well)
Among them are:
F1 = Displays Help menu.
F4 = Displays Web addresses that you have typed into the Address bar.
F5 = Refreshes or Reloads the current page.
F11 = Switches between a regular-sized Internet Explorer window and full-screen.
Ctrl D = Adds the current page to your favorites list.
Ctrl F = Opens the Find dialog box that allows you to search for a word or phrase on a Web page.
Ctrl N = Opens a new Internet Explorer window.
Ctrl O = Brings up Open window that lets you go to a new web site.
Ctrl P = Print the current page or active frame.
Ctrl W = Closes the current window.
Ctrl Right or Left Arrow = Lets you go to the different parts of the address in the Address bar.
Ctrl Enter = Automatically adds http://www and .com to any word that you type into the Address bar.
ALT RIGHT ARROW = Go to the next page.
ALT LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE = Go to the previous page.
ALT D = Moves your cursor into the Address bar.
-To search from the Address bar, type GO, FIND, or ? followed by a word or phrase, and then press ENTER.
-You can rearrange shortcuts on the Links bar by dragging and dropping them.
-To change the color of links on Web pages, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Colors button.
-To print all documents that are linked to a specific Web page go to the Print dialog box, click Print all linked documents.
-To stop downloading a page, press ESC.
-To change your home page (the default page you see when you open the browser) to the page you have open, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Use Current.
-To gain space on your hard disk by deleting temporary files, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Delete Files.
-To turn off the underlines in Web page links, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
-You can see a list of Web sites you have visited recently by clicking the History button on the toolbar.
-Instead of clicking the Back button, you can press the BACKSPACE key to move back a page.
-To move to the beginning of a document, press the HOME key.
-To move to the end of a document, press END.
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on October 12, 1999