Internet Explorer shortcut keys

Updated: 12/31/2020 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+Left arrow Back a page.
Backspace Back a page.
Alt+Right arrow 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+(- or +) Increase or decrease the font size. Pressing '-' decreases and '+' increases.
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.
spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
Shift+Spacebar Moves up a page at a time.
Alt+Down arrow Display all previous text entered in a text box or available options on drop-down menu.
Alt+D Highlights the text in the address bar.