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Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows Vista

Windows Vista includes a new version of Internet Explorer that contains many new features. For example, It included Tabbed browsing that allows you to open multiple websites in a single browser window. The following keyboard shortcuts will work within the Windows Internet Explorer program.

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General Keyboard Shortcuts

  • F11 – Turn Full Screen Mode On or Off
  • Tab – Cycle through: Address Bar, Refresh button, Search Box, and Web page items
  • Ctrl + F – Find a word or phrase on a page
  • Ctrl + N – Open the current webpage in a new window
  • Ctrl + P – Print the page
  • Ctrl + A – Select all items on the page
  • Ctrl + Plus Sign (+) – Zoom in
  • Ctrl + Minus Sign (-) – Zoom out
  • Ctrl + 0 – Zoom to 100%

Navigation Shortcuts

  • Alt + Home – Go to home page
  • Alt + Left – Go backward
  • Alt + Right – Go forward
  • F5 – Refresh page
  • Ctrl + F5 – Refresh page and the cache
  • Esc – Stop downloading page

Favorites Center Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + I – Open Favorites
  • Ctrl + Shift + I – Open Favorites in pinned mode
  • Ctrl + B – Organize Favorites
  • Ctrl + D – Add current page to Favorites
  • Ctrl + J – Open Feeds
  • Ctrl + Shift + J – Open Feeds in pinned mode
  • Ctrl + H – Open History
  • Ctrl + Shift + H – Open History in pinned mode

Tab Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Left mouse button – Open link in new background tab
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left mouse button – Open link in new foreground tab
  • Ctrl + W – Close tab (closes window if only one tab is open)
  • Ctrl + Q – Open Quick Tab view
  • Ctrl + T – Open new tab
  • Ctrl + Tab – Switch to next tab
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab – Switch to previous tab

Address Bar Shortcuts

  • Alt + D – Select the Address Bar
  • Alt + Enter – Open the website address that is typed in the Address Bar in new tab
  • F4 – View list of previously typed addresses

Instant Search Box

  • Ctrl + E – Select the Instant Search Box
  • Ctrl + Down – View list of search providers
  • Alt + Enter – Open search results in new tab
View more keyboard shortcut articles for: Windows Vista, Windows Mail, Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Command Prompt and the Microsoft Natural Keyboard.
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