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IE7: Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts for Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer 7 has tab and other new features. For all you shortcut fans, this is comprehensive list of all of these new shortcuts.

All the original shortcuts from IE6 still work as well.


Tab Shortcuts:


Click Middle mouse button Open a link in a background tab

Click Middle mouse button on the tab Close a tab

Double click on empty tab band space Open a new tab

Ctrl+Click Open links in a new tab in the background

Ctrl+Shift+Click Open links in a new tab in the foreground

Ctrl+T Open a new tab in the foreground

Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch between tabs

Ctrl+W Close current tab (or current window when there are no open tabs)

Alt+Enter Open a new tab in the foreground from the address bar

Ctrl+n [n can be 1 and 8] - Switch to the n’th tab

Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab

Ctrl+Alt+F4 Close other tabs

Ctrl+Q Open quick tabs




Ctrl+(+) Increase zoom (+ 10%)

Ctrl+(-) Decrease zoom (-10%)

Ctrl+0 Original size (100% zoom)




Ctrl+E Go to the Toolbar Search Box

Alt+Enter Open your search query in a new tab

Ctrl+Down Arrow Bring down the search provider menu


Favourites Center:


Ctrl+I Open Favorites Center to your favorites

Ctrl+H Open Favorites Center to your history

Ctrl+J Open Favorites Center to your feeds


Scroll Through History:


Hold SHIFT and Scroll the Mouse - This will allow you to review your history as stored in memory. This is great for reviewing what was typed into forms.


Display the Classic Menus:


Pressing ALT alone with display the classic menus temporarily.

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