Keyboard shortcut keys are a key or combination of keys that perform fast execution of commands in computer software programs. You can enhance your efficiency by using keyboard shortcuts also you don’t need to switch from keyboard to mouse and vice versa.
Here is a compiled list of keyboard shortcut keys for window.
Shortcut keys can be categorized as follows:
Web Browser keyboard Shortcut Keys
Web browsers are the most used software these days. Web browser used to access website through the internet. Here are the shortcut keys for the web browser:
- Managing Tabs
- Address Bar
- Some Basic Keys
: Managing tabs refers to the way you can open, close or move between different tabs without using the mouse.
|OPEN NEW WINDOW/TAB|
|To open a new web browser window||Ctrl + N|
|To open new tab in existing browser window||Ctrl + T|
|SWITCHING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TABS|
|Switch to last tab in current window||Ctrl + 9|
|Serial wise switch to tabs , from left to right (Tab1, Tab2…so on)||Ctrl + 1( or any number up to 8)|
|Switch to next tab||Ctrl +Tab (key)|
|Switch to previous tab||Ctrl + Shift + Tab|
|TO CLOSE WINDOW/TAB|
|To close the browser window||Alt + F4|
|To close the current tab||Ctrl + W (or Ctrl + F4)|
|To reopen the last closed tab||Ctrl + Shift + T|
To get a close-up view of your browser window or zoom out to see more of the web page at a reduced size.
|To zoom-in||Ctrl ++|
|To zoom-out||Ctrl —|
|For standard zoom level||Ctrl + 0|
If your webpage is very long, it may not be easy to press the arrow keys to move up or down the webpage. Instead, use the following shortcuts.
|To go to top of the webpage||Home (key)|
|To go to bottom of the webpage||End (key)|
|To scroll down one page frame||Spacebar (key) (or PageDown)|
|To scroll up one page frame||Shift + Spacebar (or PageUp)|
These are the most used functions in navigation process.
|To go back||Alt + (Backspace or Left Arrow)|
|To go forward||Alt + Right Arrow (or Alt + Shift +Backspace)|
|To reload the current webpage||F5|
|To re-download the entire website(skip the cache)||Ctrl + F5|
|To go to home page||Alt + Home|
|To stop loading||Escape (Key)|
|ADDRESS BAR TRICKS|
|To go to address bar and start typing||F6 or (Ctrl + L) or (Alt + D)|
|To prefix www. and append .com to the text in the address bar and then load the website. For example, type Google into the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open www.google.com.||Ctrl + Enter|
|To open the location in the address bar in a new tab.||Alt + Enter|
When we navigate websites whatever webpage you navigate get stored in your browser’s browsing history. To check your browsing history or clear browsing history just uses the following key combination.
|To open browser history||Ctrl + H|
|Open the download history||Ctrl + J|
|Open the clear browsing history dialog box.||Ctrl + Shift + Del|
|For full screen mode||F11 (Function Key)|
|To save the web page||Ctrl + S|
|To print the webpage||Ctrl + P|
|To bookmark the opened website||Ctrl + D|
|To view the source of webpage||Ctrl + U|
|To open a file from your computer||Ctrl + O|
In most of the cases when any key pressed with shift key will perform the opposite operation like F3 key will search next occurrence and shift+F3 will search the previous occurrence.