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Internet Explorer 7 keyboard shortcuts

Posted September 2006 by Steve Sinchak

The Basics

  • Stop page from loading
    Esc* Refresh a page
    F5* Set focus on address box
    ALT+D* Go back a page
    ALT+Left Arrow* Go forward a page
    ALT+Right Arrow* Open link in new window
    Shift+Click* Add site to favorites
    CTRL+D* Open context menu


  • Open new tab
    CTRL+T* Open link in new tab
    CTRL+Shift+Click* Open link in new behind current tab
    CTRL+Click or Middle mouse button over link* Switch between tabs
    CTRL+Tab or CTRL+Shift+Tab* Close tab
    CTRL+W or Click middle mouse button over tab
  • Close all other tabs
    CTRL+ALT+F4* Jump to tab
    CTRL+tab number* Open quick tabs


  • Set focus in search box
  • Change search provider while search box active
    CTRL+Down arrow
  • Search in new tab

Page Zooming

  • Zoom in
    CTRL+(+ key) or CTRL+Mouse wheel up* Zoom out
    CTRL+(- key)or CTRL+Mouse wheel down Zoom 100%
    Change text size
    CTRL+Mouse wheel up or down

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