XP's IE Keyboard Shortcuts

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

OK OK if you search my site, you will notice that this is really a duplicate of Internet Explorer 5 Keyboard ShortCuts . What the hey! The IE shortcuts are the same for Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Basically IE5 and IE6 are identical re: keyboard shortcuts. But XP users like to think its unique. The reality is that XP is an updated Windows 2000. Nearly all Windows 2000 tips are Windows XP tips. And guess what most Windows NT tips work for Windows 2000 and Windows XP. There are new features but they are built on NT's foundation. For more info on keyboard shortcuts implemented in Windows XP:
  • Click Start
  • Click Help and Support
  • Click Accessibility
  • Click Windows keyboard shortcuts overview

Shortcut Function
F4 Display the Address bar history
F5 Refresh the Web page if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally cached version are different
Ctrl-F5 Refresh irregardless
F6 Move forward between frames
Ctrl-Enter add www. prefix and .com suffix to text in address bar
Ctrl-Tab Move forward between frames
Shift-Ctrl-Tab Move back between frames
Shift-F10 Display a shortcut menu for a link
F11 Toggle between Full Screen and regular view
Home Move to the beginning of the document
Alt-Home Go to your Home page
End Move to the end of the document
Up Arrow
(when in address bar)
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches
Down Arrow
(when in address bar)
Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches
Alt-Up Arrow
(when in Favorites list)
Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
Alt-Down Arrow
(when in Favorites list)
Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
Ctrl-Left Arrow
(when in address bar)
move the cursor left to the next period or /
Ctrl-Right Arrow
(when in address bar)
move the cursor right to the next period or /
Alt-Right Arrow Go to the next page
Alt-Left Arrow Go to the previous page
Alt-D Select the text in the Address bar
Backspace Go to the previous page
Ctrl-A Select All
Ctrl-B Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
Ctrl-C Copy the selected items to the Clipboard
Ctrl-D Add the current page to your favorites
Ctrl-E Open Search in Explorer bar
Ctrl-F Find on the page
Ctrl-H Open History in Explorer bar
Ctrl-I Open Favorites in Explorer bar
Ctrl-L Go to new location
Ctrl-N Open New window
Ctrl-P Print current Page or active Frame
Ctrl-R Refresh the Web page if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally cached version are different
Ctrl-S Save the current page
Ctrl-V nsert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location
Ctrl-W Close current Window
Ctrl-X Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard
Esc Stop loading current page

See utips94.shtml for general keyboard shortcuts in NT.

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