Shortcut Keys for Major Browsers

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All of us use a specific or favourite browser most of the times and sometimes others too.  Using shortcut key combinations will really save your time if you work with multiple browsers. Here are some shortcuts that work in most of the major browsers.



Tab Navigation :
Ctrl + T                      - New Tab
Ctrl + F4                    - Close the current Tab
Ctrl + Tab                  - Move to the next Tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab      - Move to the previous Tab
Ctrl + 1-8                   - Move to the specified Tab ( Ctrl + 2 moves to the 2nd Tab )
Ctrl + 9                      - Move to the last Tab
Ctrl + Shift + T          - Reopen the Tab that was closed recently

Browser Window :
Ctrl + N                     - Open a new browser Window
Alt + F4                    - Close the browser Window
Ctrl + P                     - Print the contents
Ctrl + S                     - Save the current web page
Ctrl + O                    - Open a saved web page
Ctrl + H                    - View Browsing history
Ctrl + J                     -  View Downloads history
Ctrl + Shift + Del     - Opens 'Clear Browsing History' dialog
Ctrl + D                   - Bookmark the current page
Ctrl + U                   - Open the source code of the web page
F1                            - Browser help
F11                          - FullScreen

Address Bar :
Ctrl + L                   - Move the focus to the address bar
Ctrl + Enter             - Adds a 'www.' prefix and '.com' suffix to the address bar content and goes to that website.( If you type google and press Ctrl+Enter, it will go to www.google.com )
Alt + Enter              - Open the address in new Tab

Navigation :
Alt + Home             -   Home Page
Backspace               -   Back
Shift + Backspace   -   Forward
F5                            -   Reload ( Uses the cached contents )
Ctrl + F5                  -   Reload the entire webpage ( Skips the cached contents and reload the entire page)
Escape                     -   Stop loading a web page

Scrolling :
Page Up                 -  Move up a frame ( frame - visible area of a page )
Page Down            -  Move down a frame
Home                     -  Go to the start of the page
End                        -  Go to the end of the page

Zooming :
Ctrl + +                  - Zoom in
Ctrl + -                    - Zoom out
Ctrl + 0                   - Default Zoom level

Searching :
Ctrl + F  (or) F3                 -   Find a word in the page
Ctrl + G (or) F3                 -   Find the next occurrence of the word.
Ctrl + Shift + G (or) Shift + F3   -   Find the previous occurrence of the word.

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