44 Keyboard Shortcuts that work in All Web Browsers

44 Keyboard Shortcuts work in all web browsers

We all use different web browsers according to our ease and each web browser share a large number of keyboard shortcuts. But there are some shortcuts which are common in all the web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.

In this article we have shared 44 common shortcuts that will work in all the above web browsers.

Address Bar Shortcuts

1) F6, Ctrl + L, Alt + D: All 3 shortcuts are used to focus the address bar for typing website name.

2) Ctrl + Enter – This shortcut automatically appends prefix WWW. and .COM next to the text in address bar.

For Example: Type itbloggertips and press Ctrl + Enter to get www.itbloggertips.com

Search Shortcuts

3) Alt + Enter – To perform a search from the search box in a new tab.

4) 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 but Ctrl + E does.)

5) F3, Ctrl + F– Open the search box to search on the current page.

6) F3, Ctrl + G – Find the next match of the searched text on the page.

7) Shift+F3, Ctrl + Shift + G – Find the previous match of the searched text on the page.

Browser Tabs Shortcuts

8) Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Page Up – Both keys works to switch to the next tab.

9) Ctrl + Shift + Tab and Ctrl + Page Down – Both keys works to Switch to the previous tab.

10) Ctrl + 1 – 8 – Used to switch to the specified tab, counting from the left to right.

11) Ctrl + 9 – Used to switch to last tab.

12) Alt + Home – Open homepage.

13) Ctrl + T – Open a new tab.

14) Ctrl + N – Open a new web browser window.

15) Alt + F4 – Close the current window.

16) Ctrl + W, Ctrl + F4 – Close the current tab.

17) Ctrl + Shift + T – Reopen the last closed tab.

Mouse Actions for Tabs

18) Middle Click a Tab – Close the tab.

19) Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a new browser window.

20) Ctrl+Left Click, Middle Click – Open a link in a background tab.

21) Ctrl+Shift+Left Click – Open a link in a foreground tab.

Navigation Shortcuts

22) F5 – Reload.

23) Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website.

24) Escape – Stop.

25) Alt + Left Arrow, Backspace – Back option.

26) Alt + Right Arrow, Shift + Backspace – Forward option.

Scrolling Shortcuts

27) Home – Top of page.

28) End – Bottom of page.

29) Space, Page Down – Scroll down a frame.

30) Shift+Space, Page Up – Scroll up a frame.

31) Middle Click – Scroll with the mouse. (This option is for Windows users only)

Zooming Shortcuts

32) Ctrl and +, Ctrl+Mousewheel Up – Zoom in.

33) Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out.

34) Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level.

35) F11 – Full-screen mode.

History & Bookmarks

36) Ctrl + H – Open the browsing history.

37) Ctrl + J – Open the download history.

38) Ctrl + D – Bookmark the current website.

39) Ctrl + Shift + Del – Open the Clear Browsing History window.

Other Functions

40) Ctrl + P – Print the current page.

41) Ctrl + S – Save the current page to your computer.

42) Ctrl + O – Open a file from your computer.

43) Ctrl + U – Open the current page’s source code. (Not Work in IE.)

44) F12 – Open Developer Tools. (It requires Firebug extension for Firefox.)

You must learn these keyboard shortcuts to work smarter at your work place.

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