Currently, there are quiet a number of web browsers available in the market. Each of them have their own predefined shortcuts that helps in increasing your browsing speed and facilitates you for better web surfing experience. The major web browsers have a number of common shortcuts which serves your needs. We are providing a list of keyboard shortcuts that are common and works on almost all the browsers available including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and others.

Web Browser Keyboard Shortcuts:

Search Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+K , Ctrl+E – Focus the browser’s built-in search box or focus the address bar if the browser doesn’t have a dedicated search box. (Ctrl+K doesn’t work in IE) Alt+Enter – Perform a search from the search box in a new tab. Ctrl+F , F3 – Open the in-page search box to search on the current page. Ctrl+G , F3 – Find the next match of the searched text on the page. Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3– Find the previous match of the searched text on the page.

History & Bookmarks Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+H – Open the browsing history. Ctrl+J – Open the download history. Ctrl+D – Bookmark the current website. Ctrl+Shift+Del– Open the Clear Browsing History window.

Tabs Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab, counting from the left. Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab. Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab i.e. the tab on the right. (Ctrl+Page Up also works, but not in IE) Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab i.e. the tab on the left. (Ctrl+Page Down also works, but not in IE) Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab. Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab. Ctrl+T – Open a new tab. Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window. Alt+F4– Close the current window.

Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts


Alt+Left Arrow, Backspace – Back. Alt+Right Arrow, Shift+Backspace – Forward. F5 – Reload. Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website. scape – Stop. Alt+Home– Open homepage.

Screen / Text Zooming Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl and +, Ctrl+Mousewheel Up – Zoom in. Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out. Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level. F11– Full-screen mode.

Scrolling Keyboard Shortcuts

Space, Page Down – Scroll down a frame. Shift+Space, Page Up – Scroll up a frame. Home – Top of page. End– Bottom of page.

Address Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6 – Focus the address bar so you can type Ctrl+Enter– Prefix www. and append .com to the text in address bar and then loads the website.

  • For eg., type infoflavour in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open www.infoflavour.com.

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

Other Usable Keyboard Shortcut

Ctrl+P – Print the current page. Ctrl+S – Save the current page. Ctrl+O – Open a file from your computer. Ctrl+U – Open the current page’s source code. (Not in IE.) F12 – Open Developer Tools. Please note that the shortcuts are subject to change for any browser.