Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Internet Explorer

Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Internet Explorer. See the computer shortcut page if you are looking for other shortcut keys used in other programs.

Shortcut keys Description
Alt Displays the File/Edit/View menu bar at the top.
Alt+ Back a page.
Backspace Back a page.
Alt+ Forward a page.
F5 Refresh current page, frame, or tab.
F11 Display the current website in fullscreen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Esc Stop page or download from loading.
Ctrl+- Zoom out of a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl++ Zoom in on a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl+0 Reset browser zoom to default.
Ctrl+Enter Quickly complete an address. For example, type computerhope in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to get
Ctrl+D Add a favorite for the page currently opened.
Ctrl+I Display available bookmarks.
Ctrl+N Open New browser window.
Ctrl+P Print current page or frame.
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab.
Ctrl+U Open debugger to view a web page's source code.
Ctrl+F4 Closes the currently selected tab.
Ctrl+Tab Moves through each of the open tabs (left to right). Doing Ctrl+Shift+Tab reverses the direction (right to left).
spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
Shift+spacebar Moves up a page at a time.
Alt+ Display all previous text entered in a text box or available options on drop-down menu.
Ctrl+Shift+B Toggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown.
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Open the Clear browsing data window to quickly clear private data.
Alt+D Highlights the text in the address bar.