Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Alt+left arrow keyboard shortcut

Alt+left is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to go back to previous web page on an Internet browser. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Alt+left keyboard shortcut

To use the keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Alt key, and while continuing to hold, press .

Alt+left in Internet browsers

While in any Internet browser, pressing Alt+ goes back to the previous web page. For example, if you pressed this keyboard shortcut now, the browser would go to the web page that brought you to this page.

Alt+left in Windows File Explorer

While in Windows File Explorer, pressing Alt+ goes back to the previous folder. For example, if you opened the Windows folder and then went into the System32 folder, and then pressed this shortcut it would go back to the Windows folder.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Arrow keys, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms