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Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse actions common to all web-browsers ( this)

Some keybord shortcuts are common to all modern web-browsers. The basic ones are originating from Internet Explorer

 

Summary: Some keybord shortcuts are common to all modern web-browsers. The basic ones are originating from Internet Explorer


 In all major web-browsers there is a large number of keyboard shortcuts that are common to all. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – most of these keyboard shortcuts will work in all browsers. In addition, each browser also has some of its own browser-specific shortcuts, but knowing the common ones will serve you well as you switch between different browsers and computers.

Tabs

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab, start counting from left
Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab – meaning: to the tab on the right
Ctrl+Page Up also works to switch to the next tab but not in Internet Explorer
Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab – meaning: the tab on the left
Ctrl+Page Down also works to switch to the previous tab but not in IE

Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab
Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab
Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window
Alt+F4 – Close the current window

Mouse Actions for Tabs

Middle Click a Tab – Close the tab
Ctrl+Left Click, Middle Click – Open a link in a background tab
Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a new browser window
Ctrl+Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a foreground tab

Navigation

Alt+Left Arrow, Backspace – Back
Alt+Right Arrow, Shift+Backspace – Forward
F5 – Reload the page
Shift+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website
Escape – Stop
Alt+Home – Open homepage

Zooming

Ctrl and +, Ctrl+Mousewheel Up – Zoom in
Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out
Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level
F11 – Full-screen mode

Scrolling

Space, Page Down – Scroll down a frame
Page Up – Scroll up a frame
Home – Top of page
End – Bottom of page
Middle Click – Scroll with the mouse

Address Bar

Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6 – Focus the address bar so you can begin typing
Ctrl+Enter – Prefix www. and append .com to the text in the address bar, and then load the website. For example, type eworkswsi into the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open www.eworkswsi.com.
Alt+Enter – Open the location in the address bar in a new tab.

Search

Ctrl+K, Ctrl+E – Focus the browser’s built-in search box or focus the address bar if the browser doesn’t have a dedicated search box. (Ctrl+K doesn’t work in IE, Ctrl+E does)
Alt+Enter – Perform a search from the search box in a new tab
Ctrl+F, F3 – Open the in-page search box to search on the current page
Ctrl+G, F3 – Find the next match of the searched text on the page
Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3 – Find the previous match of the searched text on the page

History & Bookmarks

Ctrl+H – Open the browsing history
Ctrl+J – Open the download history
Ctrl+D – Bookmark the current webpage
Ctrl+Shift+Del – Open the Clear Browsing History window

Other Functions

Ctrl+P – Print the current page
Ctrl+S – Save the current page to your computer
Ctrl+O – Open a file from your computer
Ctrl+U – Open the current page’s source code (Not in IE)
F12 – Open Developer Tools. (In Firefox = Tools/Webdevloper)

Any important one we missed here? Leave a comment and let us know!



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Author: Hartmut Clasen WSI
Hartmut is running EworksWSI in Cyprus. WSI is the #1 digital marketing company worldwide with offices in over 80 countries. EworksWSI Cyprus is well equipped to bring WSI's knowledge of global digital marketing trends to your business to achieve the best results in Cyprus. Eworks WSI provides webdesign, hosting, Search marketing like PPC and SEO as well as mobile marketing services in Cyprus.

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