Keyboards Shortcuts That You Should Know To Make Your Work Easier

Let’s settle for the actual fact that keyboard shortcuts forever save our time and helps us to remain a bit productive. From Windows or shortcuts for social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter. Also, web browsers have inbuilt keyboard shortcuts. But some of these keyboard shortcuts work well in all web browsers.

Here we will talk about keyboard shortcuts for web browsers which is mainly for every web browser like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and new addition web browser Microsoft Edge, in short, all the important web browsers

 Let’s see some Keyboard Shortcuts for Web browser:

Let’s see all the common keyboards shortcuts for the web browser. 


Ctrl+1-8 – Head to the desired tab, ranging from the left.

Ctrl+9 – head to the previous tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab – head to the previous tab – which is, the tab on the left. (Ctrl+Page Down additionally works, however not in Internet Explorer so make sure you don’t use this over there.)

Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 –  To shut the current tab.

Ctrl+Shift+T – To reopen the last closed tab.

Ctrl+T – To open a replacement or new tab.

Ctrl+N – To open a new browser window.

Alt+F4 – To close the current window. (Works in all applications.)

Mouse Actions for Tabs

Middle Click a Tab –To shut the tab.

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

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

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


Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace – Back.

Alt+Right Arrow or Shift+Backspace – Forward.

F5 – Reload.

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

Escape – Stop.

Alt+Home – Open homepage.


Ctrl and + or Ctrl+Mousewheel Up – Zoom in.

Ctrl and – or Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out.

Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level.

F11 – Full-screen mode.


Shift+Space or Page Up – Scroll up a frame.

Home – Top of page.

End – Bottom of page.

Middle Click – Scroll with the mouse. (Windows only)

Address Bar

Ctrl+L or Alt+D or F6 – Focus the address bar thus you will be able to begin typing.

Ctrl+Enter – Prefix www. and google .com to the text within the address bar, and so load the website. For instance, type Appsierra into the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open

Alt+Enter – Open the location within the address bar in a new tab.


Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E – To focus the browser’s built-in search box or to focus the address bar if the browser doesn’t have an integral search box. (Ctrl+K doesn’t work in Internet Explorer, Ctrl+E does.)

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

Ctrl+F or F3 – To Open the in-page search box to search on the current page.

Ctrl+G or F3 – To Find the next match of the searched text on the page.

Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+F3 – To Find the previous match of the searched text on the page

History & Bookmarks

keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+H – To Open the browsing history.

Ctrl+J – To Open the download history.

Ctrl+D – To Bookmark the current website.

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

Other Functions

Ctrl+P – To Print the current page.

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

Ctrl+O – To Open a file from your computer.

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

F12 – To Open Developer Tools.


These are some Keyboard Shortcuts which is important for the user to know to have a better experience and also always save your time. These keyboard shortcuts for web browsers normally work for all the web browsers like Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc. Though it is not compulsory to know all the shortcuts yet some common keyboard shortcuts are worth your knowledge. We hope you liked this article. 


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