Internet Explorer 7 Keyboard shortcuts

If you are using Internet Explorer 7, here are some useful keyboard shortcuts that will make your life easy.

Basic tasks


Toggle full screen mode


Toggle display of menu bar (if it's not set to display)


Zoom in


Zoom out


100 percent zoom


Search for selected text on page


Open current page in new window


Select everything on page


Refresh current page


Refresh cache and current page


Halt downloading page


Select text in Address bar


Display addresses you've typed


Add www and .com to the beginning and end of text entered in Address bar


Add http://www to the beginning of text entered in Address bar



Go to your home page

[Alt] Left arrow (or [Backspace])

Go to previous page

[Alt] Right arrow

Go to next page


Move forward through items on page


Move backward through items on page


[Ctrl] Click

Open a link in its own tab in background

[Ctrl][Shift] Click

Open a link in its own tab in foreground


Open new tab in foreground

[Ctrl][Tab] (or [Ctrl][Shift][Tab] to reverse)

Cycle between tabs

[Ctrl]W (or [Alt][F4]

Close current tab

[Ctrl] number

Jump to specific tab by number (1 through 8)


Jump to last tab


Close all but current tab


Display Tabs list


Toggle Quick Tabs view



Open search results in new tab after typing search text in Search box or Address bar


Jump to Search box

[Ctrl] Down arrow

Open Search Provider menu (when you're in Search box)



Open Print dialog box

In print preview…


Open Print dialog box


Open Page Setup dialog box


Set to portrait orientation


Set to landscape orientation


Toggle headers and footers on and off


Change print size


Show multiple pages


View full page


View page width


Close Print Preview

Menu access


Open Home menu


Open Print menu


Open Tools menu


Open RSS menu


Open Help menu

Favorites, history, feeds


Add current page to Favorites


Open Organize Favorites dialog box

[Alt] Up arrow or Down arrow

Move selected item up or down list in Organize Favorites dialog box


Open Favorites Center


Open Favorites Center with favorites displayed (Add [Shift] to pin the list open)


Open Favorites Center with history displayed (Add [Shift] to pin the list open)


Open Favorites Center with feeds displayed (Add [Shift] to pin the list open)


Display Add To Favorites menu


Display all feeds in feed view


Mark feed as read in feed view


Jump to Search box in feed view


Reader Comments

Thank you very much, since i left interenet explorer 6 I dont kwow how to get into the adress bar, but now.... alt - D :)

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