December 8, 2022
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Web Browser Keyboard Shortcut Keys – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

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Introduction

A web browser is a software application that is used for accessing the information(web resources) which is available on the world wide web. If you put it more simply, then browsers work to open websites on the Internet. Many types of information are available on a website that is read by the browser itself and displays in a language understandable to the user. Because many languages are used to create these websites, which a common user cannot understand.

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History Of Web Browsers

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is credited with developing the first Web Browser called WorldWideWeb (no space) in 1990 and later renamed Nexus. He also credited with developing the first Web Server in 1990. A lot of browsers came after this like Lynx, Opera, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Camino, Sea Monkey, Firefox, Safari, Maxthon, Lunascape, Netsurf and more.

Shortcut Keys

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a free web browser which is developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows after that it was ported to  Linux, iOS, macOS, and Android. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world.

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Google Chrome Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt+Left ArrowBack a page.
Alt+HomeOpen your homepage.
Alt+Right ArrowForward a page.
F11Display the current website in full-screen mode.
EscStop loading the page.
Ctrl+Shift+DelDirectly open the Clear browsing data window.
Ctrl+ASelect everything on a page.
Ctrl+DAdd a bookmark of the current page.
Ctrl+FOpen the “find” bar.
Ctrl+OOpen a file in the browser.
Ctrl+Shift+OOpen the Bookmark manager.
Ctrl+HOpen browser history in a new tab.
Ctrl+JDisplay the download window.
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+EDirectly start a Google search.
Ctrl+NOpen New browser window.
Ctrl+Shift+NOpen a new window in incognito mode.
Ctrl+PPrint the current page.
Ctrl+R or F5Refresh the current page.
Ctrl+SSave the current page.
Ctrl+TOpens a new tab.
Ctrl+(- or +)Zoom in or out of a page, Use “-” to zoom out and “+” to zoom in.
Ctrl+1-8Pressing Ctrl and any number from 1 to 8 to move between tabs in your tab bar.
Ctrl+9Switch to the last tab.
Ctrl+0Reset browser’s zoom to default.
Ctrl+Left-clickOpen link in a new tab in the background.
Ctrl+Shift Left-clickOpen a link in a new tab and switch to new tab.
Ctrl+Page DownOpen the right browser tab.
Ctrl+Page UpOpen the left browser tab.
SpacebarMoves down a page at a time.
Shift+SpacebarMoves up a page at a time.
HomeGo to the top of the page.
EndGo to the bottom of the page.
Ctrl+UTo view a web page’s source code.
Ctrl+WCloses the current tab.
Ctrl+Shift+WTo close the currently selected window.
Ctrl+TabMoves through the open tabs.

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 Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox which is simply known as Firefox is a free and open-source web browser which is developed by the Mozilla Foundation in 1998. It is also one of the most popular web browsers in the world.

Mozilla Firefox Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt+Left ArrowBack a page.
Alt+HomeOpen your homepage.
Alt+Right ArrowForward a page.
F11Display the current website in full-screen mode.
EscStop loading the page.
Ctrl+Shift+DelDirectly open the Clear browsing data window.
Ctrl+ASelect everything on a page.
Ctrl+DAdd a bookmark of the current page.
Ctrl+FOpen the “find” bar.
Ctrl+OOpen a file in the browser.
Ctrl+HOpen browser history in a new tab.
Ctrl+JDisplay the download window.
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+EDirectly start a Google search.
Ctrl+NOpen New browser window.
Ctrl+PPrint the current page.
Ctrl+R or F5Refresh the current page.
Ctrl+SSave the current page.
Ctrl+TOpens a new tab.
Ctrl+(- or +)Zoom in or out of a page, Use “-” to zoom out and “+” to zoom in.
Ctrl+1-8Pressing Ctrl and any number from 1 to 8 to move between tabs in your tab bar.
Ctrl+9Switch to the last tab.
Ctrl+0Reset browser’s zoom to default.
Ctrl+Left-clickOpen link in a new tab in the background.
Ctrl+Shift Left-clickOpen a link in a new tab and switch to new tab.
Ctrl+Page DownOpen the right browser tab.
Ctrl+Page UpOpen the left browser tab.
SpacebarMoves down a page at a time.
Shift+SpacebarMoves up a page at a time.
HomeGo to the top of the page.
EndGo to the bottom of the page.
Ctrl+UTo view a web page’s source code.
Ctrl+WCloses the current tab.
Ctrl+Shift+WTo close the currently selected window.
Ctrl+TabMoves through the open tabs.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is an internet browsing software manufactured by Microsoft Corp in  1995. It is also a popular browser and it comes with the Microsoft OS like windows 7, 8 & 10.

Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
F5To refresh the current page.
F11To display the current website in full-screen mode.
EscTo stop page from loading.
SpacebarTo move down a page.
Shift + SpacebarTo move up a page.
Alt+DTo highlight the text in the address bar.
AltTo display the File/Edit/View menu bar at the top.
Alt+Left Arrow or
Backspace
To back a page.
Alt+Right ArrowTo forward a page.
Ctrl+DTo add a page to favorite 
Ctrl+ITo display available bookmarks.
Ctrl+NTo open a new browser window.
Ctrl+PTo print the current page.
Ctrl+TTo open a new tab.
Ctrl+UTo view source code.
Ctrl+F4To close the currently selected tab.
Ctrl+TabTo move through open tabs.

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