Internet Explorer 9 Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning keyboard shortcuts of frequently used applications saves a lot of time; you don’t have to remember all the options and can quickly accomplish a particular task, provided you know the keyboard shortcuts of the application.

Internet Explorer 9 is no exception and if you want to master the important keyboard shortcuts of IE9, start with the following list:

Keyboard shortcuts beginning with Alt

  • Alt : This will show the IE menu bar, after selecting an option, the menu bar will hide automatically.
  • Alt + X : Opens the tools menu where you can access more options e.g restore closed tabs, access internet options and more.
  • Alt + M: Go to the home page set in Internet Explorer options.
  • Alt + C: Manage browsing history, view feeds and bookmarks (favorites)
  • Alt + 9: Force Internet Explorer rendering mode.
  • Alt + Home: Open the Home menu
  • Alt+R: Open the Print menu
  • Alt+J: Open the RSS menu
  • Alt+O: Opens the tools menu
  • Alt+S: Opens the Safety menu.
  • Alt + H: Open the Help menu.
  • Alt+Z: Open the Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when in feed preview)
  • Alt+ A: Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar
  • Alt+ I: Display all feeds (when in feed view)
  • Alt+ M: Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)
  • Alt+ S: Put the cursor in search box in feed view
  • Alt+ C: Open Favorites Center and display your favorites

Keyboard shortcuts beginning with Control

  • Control + D: Can be used to bookmark a webpage or add it to your Internet explorer favorites.
  • Control + T: Opens a new browser tab
  • Control + w: Closes the current browser tab.
  • Control + K: Copies the current browser tab and opens it.
  • Control + N: Open a new Internet Explorer window.
  • Control + J: Opens the Internet Explorer Download Manager.
  • Control + L: Select the address bar so that you can type in a new address.
  • Control + B: organize your Internet Explorer favorites.
  • Control + +: Zoom in a webpage
  • Control + –: Zoom out in a webpage
  • Control + o: Open a webpage
  • Control + S: Save a web page for offline viewing.
  • Control + Shift + Tab: Move back through tabs
  • Control + Tab: Move forward through tabs.

Keyboard Shortcuts Starting With F1-F12 Buttons

  • F12: Opens The developer toolbar for debugging- great improvement , Firebug for internet explorer added by default.
  • F5: Refresh or reload the current webpage
  • F1: Display help.
  • F4: Displays a list of addresses you have typed.

Other Important Keyboard Shortcuts For Internet Explorer 9

  • Delete browsing history Ctrl+Shift+Del
  • Open an InPrivate Browsing window Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Open the Organize Favorites dialog box Ctrl+B
  • Open Favorites Center and display your history Ctrl+H
  • Open Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+J
  • Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+Shift+J

If you know any other keyboard shortcuts which is missing in the above list, feel free to comment and I will add it to the list.

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