Hartmut Clasen – Monday, May 21, 2012 H
In all major web-browser there is a large number of keyboard shortcuts that is 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.


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

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



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!