8 Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 is a modern, fast, and efficient web browser that will speed up the web for its users.
But, if you really want to get the most out of this new and vastly improved web browser, you’ve got to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts. Every browser has keyboard shortcuts. Some shortcuts are universally recognized. Some are unique to a specific browser, but every shortcut will save you time and help you navigate the web more quickly.
Ctrl + T : Open a New Tab
Hold down the Ctrl button, mash the “T” key, and IE9 will open a new browser tab.
If you’re like many modern Internet users, you often have several browser tabs open and in use. For example, your ecommerce store’s admin panel, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and your product management system (think Basecamp or JIRA) are probably all open at once. So when you want to look up something on Bing or Google, or if you want to check something on Wikipedia, use this shortcut to open a new tab without having to move your hand to your mouse.
Ctrl + Tab : Step Through Tabs
As the day wears on, you may find yourself with dozens of tabs open. You still need most of these, but moving between tabs is starting to be a struggle. What to do? Try holding down Ctrl and pressing the Tab key. In IE9, this will step through all of the open tabs, helping you to jump quickly from one page to another.
Ctrl +(1 to 8) : Leap to a Specific Tab
If the tab you want to switch to happens to be one of the first eight, simply hold down the Ctrl key and press the corresponding number key. IE9 will leap directly to the tab you select.
This is especially helpful if you are working on a task that requires you to switch back and forth between two specific tabs.
Ctrl + 9 : Makes the Last Tab Active
Another helpful shortcut, holding down the Ctrl key and pressing 9, will make the very last tab active. Similar to the shortcut mentioned above, this one is great for leaping to the end of the line, so to speak.
Ctrl + Alt + F4 : Close All Tabs But One