Internet Explorer is the default web browser on Windows. This tutorial will cover the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for browsing the Web with Internet Explorer.
- Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts Video Tutorial
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The following shortcuts will help you browse the Web with Internet Explorer:
- Alt + D: will place the focus on the Address Bar. To go to a different website than the one you are on, type that website’s address in the Address Bar and press or Enter.
- Control + E: will place the focus on the Search field. To perform a search, enter your search text in the Search field and press Enter.
- Tab: will move the focus to the next item (link or form element) on a page.
- Shift Tab: will move the focus to the previous item (link or form element) on a page.
- Alt + Left Arrow: will take you to the previous page in your browsing history.
- Alt + Right Arrow: will take you to forward one page in your browsing history.
- Space Bar: will scroll down one screen at a time.
- Shift + Space Bar: will scroll up one screen at a time.
- Up/Down Arrow keys: will scroll the page in smaller increments.