Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge

These shortcuts work for Microsoft Edge and IE 11

Internet Explorer 11 keyboard shortcuts

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Below is a list of popular keyboard shortcuts that can be used in the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows operating systems. Most of these shortcuts work in Microsoft's newest browser, Edge.

Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge and IE 11 Shortcuts

  • SHIFT + F10: Display the shortcut menu for a selected link.
  • CTRL + F: Find keyword(s) on the active page.
  • ALT + HOME: Load your home page.
  • CTRL + D: Add the active page to your Favorites 
  • CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE: Open the Delete Browsing History interface.
  • CTRL + H: Display your browsing history.
  • F1: Open the Help interface\website.
  • CTRL + T: Open a new tab.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + P: Launch a new window in InPrivate Browsing mode.
  • F5: Refresh the active page.
  • CTRL + P: Print the active page.
  • CTRL + DOWN ARROW: Expands the address bar to display favorites, history and more.
  • CTRL + J: Open the Downloads window.
  • CTRL + E: Initiates a search query in IE's address bar.
  • CTRL + A: Automatically selects all items on the active page.
  • CTRL + W: Close the active tab.
  • CTR L + F4: Close all background tabs.
  • CTRL + K: Create a duplicate of the active tab.
  • CTRL + TAB: Switch between open tabs.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Recover the most recently closed tab.
  • CTRL + J: Open the Downloads window.
  • CTRL + O: Open a new document within IE11.
  • F11: Toggle full-screen mode on and off.
  • CTRL + 9: Move focus to the last tab opened in sequence.
  • F7: Activate Caret Browsing mode.

IE 11 Only Shortcuts

  • ALT + V: Open the View menu.
  • ALT + T: Open the Tools menu.
  • ALT + H: Open the Help menu.
  • ALT + A: Open the Favorites menu.
  • ALT + E: Open the Edit menu.
  • ALT + F: Open the File menu.
  • ALT + Z: Launches the Add to Favorites interface.
  • CTRL + B: Launches the Organize Favorites interface.
  • CTRL + G: Displays your saved feeds.
  • CTRL + S: Save the active page to your hard drive.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + L: Initiates a search using the most recent text copied to the clipboard.