Useful Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know


Do you use popular Web browsers Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer and looking forward to Keyboard shortcuts to get your work done fast? Most of the browsers have common keyboard shortcuts to make things simple for users.

Using keyboard shortcuts on the computer will improve productivity, decrease dependency on the mouse and will help to get the best out of you.

Read on useful keyboard shortcuts.

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Common Keyboard Shortcuts

F5 – Refresh.

F3 – Search for a file or folder.

F10- Activate the menu bar of the current program

Escape – Stop.

Alt + Left Arrow – Back.

Alt + Right Arrow – Forward.

Alt + Home – Return to Homepage.

Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache.

Ctrl + C – Selected text is copied.

Ctrl + X – Cut text.

Ctrl + V – Copied text is pasted.

Ctrl+P – Print the current page.

Ctrl+S – Save the current webpage.

Ctrl+O – Open a file from your computer.

Ctrl+U – Opens the source code of current webpage.

F12 – Open Developer Tools in Firefox. (Requires Firebug extension).

Ctrl+W- Close current window/tab.

CTRL+A – Select All.

Ctrl+F – Search for a word.

Ctrl+Z – Undo the previous action.

Shift+Delete – Delete the selected item permanently.

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.

Browser Tabs

Ctrl+T – Open a new tab.

Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window.

Alt+F4 – Close the current window.

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab from counting 1 to 8 from left.

Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab of the current Window.

Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab.

Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab.

Mouse Shortcuts for Tabs

Middle Click a Tab – Closes the current tab.

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

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

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

Zoom Control

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

Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out.

Ctrl+0 – Default Zoom level.

F11 – Full-screen mode.

Scroll Control

Space, Page Down – Scroll down a frame.

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

Home – Top of page.

End – Bottom of page.

Middle Click of Mouse– Scroll with the mouse in Windows OS only.

History and Bookmarks

Ctrl+H – Open the browsing history.

Ctrl+J – Open the download history.

Ctrl+D – Bookmark the current webpage.

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

Do you any other useful Keyboard Shortcut? Do comment below!


  1. Felix January 19, 2015
  2. Prafull Singh January 31, 2015

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