Tabs, Shortcuts and Internet Explorer

Have you read the information that shows up when you click the “new tab” button in IE? I think I did it once when I tried for the first time this tabbed IE, and never took a look at it again. Until yesterday. I just read it and surprised me because it contains a useful list of shortcuts for managing tabs. Many of them remind me the way Opera works, but there are a few new.

 Keyboard shortcuts

Open links in a new tab in the background

CTRL+click

Open links in a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+SHIFT+click

Open a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+T

Open a new tab from the Address bar

ALT+ENTER

Open a new tab from the search box

ALT+ENTER

Open Quick Tabs (thumbnail view)

CTRL+Q

Switch between tabs

CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Switch to a specific tab number

CTRL+n (n can be 1-8)

Switch to the last tab

CTRL+9

Close current tab

CTRL+W

Close all tabs

ALT+F4

Close other tabs

CTRL+ALT+F4

Mouse shortcuts

Open a link in a background tab

Click the middle mouse button on a link

Open a new tab

Double-click the empty space to the right of the last tab

Close a tab

Click the middle mouse button on the tab

Leave a Reply