The major web browsers share a number of common keyboard/mouse shortcuts. Some I find extremely useful, some, not so much.A few that I use every day are -
A more complete list.
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 - the tab to the right (or the first tab if you're on the last one).
Ctrl+Shift+Tab - Switch to the previous tab - the tab to the left (or the last tab if you're on the first one).
Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 - Close the current tab.
Ctrl+Shift+T - Reopen the last closed tab. Right-click with the mouse in the tabs area for a menu of useful items.
Ctrl+T - Open a new tab.
Ctrl+N - Open a new browser window.
Alt+F4 - Close the current window.
Mouse Actions for Tabs
Middle Click a Tab - Close the tab.
Ctrl+Left Click, Middle Click - Open a link in a background tab (open in a new tab but don't switch to that tab).
Shift+Left Click - Open a link in a new browser window.
Ctrl+Shift+Left Click - Open a link in a foreground tab (open in a new tab and switch to that tab).
Alt+Left Arrow, Backspace - Back.
Alt+Right Arrow, Shift+Backspace - Forward.
F5 - Reload.
Ctrl+F5 - Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire page.
Escape - Stop.
Alt+Home - Open homepage.
Ctrl and +, Ctrl+Mousewheel Up - Zoom in.
Ctrl and -, Ctrl+Mousewheel Down — Zoom out.
Ctrl+0 - Default zoom level.
F11 - Full-screen mode.
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 - Scroll with the mouse. (Windows only)
Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6 - Focus the address bar so you can begin typing.
Ctrl+Enter - Prefix www. and append .com to the text in the address bar, and then load the website. For example, type te-results into the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to open www.te-results.com (in this case, the server will redirect www.te-results.com to te-results.com).
Alt+Enter - Open the location in the address bar in a new tab.
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, Ctrl+E does.)
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
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.
Ctrl+P - Print the current page.
Ctrl+S - Save the current page to your computer.
Ctrl+O - Open a file from your computer.
Ctrl+U - Open the current page's source code. (Not in IE.)
F12 - Open Developer Tools. (Requires Firebug extension for Firefox.)
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