You can use shortcut keys to view and explore Web pages, preview pages before printing, use the Address bar, work with favorites, and edit. Copied from IE Help shortcuts, to be able to use FIND.
|Click a heading, or press the TAB key to highlight a heading, and then press ENTER.|
|To do this||Press this|
|Viewing and exploring Web pages|
|Display Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context Help on an item.||F1|
|Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window.||F11|
|Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar.||TAB|
|Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar.||SHIFT+TAB|
|Go to your Home page.||ALT+HOME|
|Go to the next page.||ALT+RIGHT ARROW|
|Go to the previous page.||ALT+LEFT ARROW or|
|Display a shortcut menu for a link.||SHIFT+F10|
|Move forward between frames.||CTRL+TAB or F6|
|Move back between frames.||SHIFT+CTRL+TAB|
|Scroll toward the beginning of a document.||UP ARROW|
|Scroll toward the end of a document.||DOWN ARROW|
|Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments.||PAGE UP|
|Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments.||PAGE DOWN|
|Move to the beginning of a document.||HOME|
|Move to the end of a document.||END|
|Find on this page.||CTRL+F|
|Refresh the current Web page.||F5 or|
|Refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same.||CTRL+F5|
|Stop downloading a page.||ESC|
|Go to a new location.||CTRL+O or|
|Open a new window.||CTRL+N|
|Close the current window. Also useful to get rid of a page that tries to disable the Back button, or take over control. The Esc key only stops a download.||CTRL+W|
|Save the current page.||CTRL+S|
|Print the current page or active frame.||CTRL+P|
|Activate a selected link.||ENTER|
|Open the Search bar.||CTRL+E|
|Open the Favorites bar.||CTRL+I|
|Open the History bar.||CTRL+H|
|In the History or Favorites bars, open multiple folders.||CTRL+click|
|Using Print Preview|
|Set printing options and print the page.||ALT+P|
|Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page.||ALT+U|
|Display the first page to be printed.||ALT+HOME|
|Display the previous page to be printed.||ALT+LEFT ARROW|
|Type the number of the page you want displayed.||ALT+A|
|Display the next page to be printed.||ALT+RIGHT ARROW|
|Display the last page to be printed.||ALT+END|
|Display a list of zoom percentages.||ALT+Z|
|Specify how you want frames to print. This option is available only if you are printing a Web page that uses frames.||ALT+F|
|Close Print Preview.||ALT+C|
|Using the Address bar|
|Select the text in the Address bar.||ALT+D|
|Display a list of addresses you've typed.||F4|
|When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (period or slash).||CTRL+LEFT ARROW|
|When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break in the address (period or slash).||CTRL+RIGHT ARROW|
|Add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar.||CTRL+ENTER|
|Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches.||UP ARROW|
|Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches.||DOWN ARROW|
|Working with favorites|
|Add the current page to your favorites.||CTRL+D|
|Open the Organize Favorites dialog box.||CTRL+B|
|Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box.||ALT+UP ARROW|
|Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box.||ALT+DOWN ARROW|
|Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard.||CTRL+X|
|Copy the selected items to the Clipboard.||CTRL+C|
|Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location.||CTRL+V|
|Select all items on the current Web page.||CTRL+A|
Shortcuts involving the Mouse are mostly undocumented in Microsoft Help files. [scrollwheel, mousewheel, scroll wheel, mouse wheel, mouse button]
Spacebar: Hitting the Spacebar in Internet Explorer or in Outlook Express will get you to the next page, and Shift+spacebar will go back a page. Sames as PageDn and PageUp but easier to use. (works in both IE & OE. Does not work in Mozilla Firefox).
Selecting text within document or on address bar: Hold left button down to make a selection. alternatives: Single click -- places cursor, double click -- selects a word, triple click -- selects a paragraph (or a line depending on where you are). Shift + Click -- selects words from original cursor position ot current cursor position.
Right Click menus are covered on another page (rightie6.htm).
Scroll wheel: Ctrl+Mousewheel will increase/decrease font size displayed, Shift+Mousewheel will operate like the Forward and Backward toolbar buttons. You can customize the 4th and 5th mouse buttons to also do this (settings, mouse).
Mouse wheel button can be customized in Control panel (Settings, mouse), suggest changing to ENTER.
Interestingly if you look in Firefox Help you see under shortcuts “mouse shortcuts”, something not easily found in MS products.
Like other Microsoft programs, especially in MS Office, you can find the shortcuts in HELP by looking for "Keyboard Shortcuts" in the index.
Use the Keyboard to Copy a URL (from an issue 50, Nov 5, 2002, of WinXPnews™)A lot of you like to send URLs to your friends or save them to a file. You can click the address bar in the browser and select the entire URL, but some of them get awfully long and it makes drag selecting a real bummer. Try this out:
Go to a Web page in Internet Explorer.
- Press the Alt+D key on your keyboard. That will cause the entire URL to be highlighted in the address bar. Alt+D is a correction to the article's use of F6 which would not work if you have a Google search bar on your toolbars, See keyboard shortcuts for the difference between Alt+D and F6 (or Ctrl+TAB).
- Press the CTRL key and hold it down. Now press the letter C on the keyboard (this is the CTRL+C keyboard combination). This copies the highlighted text to the clipboard
- Go to where you want to save the URL and hold down the CTRL key and then press the V key (the CTRL+V keyboard combination). This pastes the URL into the document.
There you go! You copied and pasted the URL without your hands ever leaving the keyboard.
Keyboard shortcuts in Firefox Keyboard shortcuts are practically the same in both IE and Firefox. If you look in the Firefox Table of Contents you can see a comparison. The shortcut I miss most in Firefox is the Spacebar used in both IE and OE to go down one screen within a document just like PageDn, and Shift+Spacebar just like PageUp.
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