Tabs, Shortcuts and Internet Explorer

By Andres Jaimes

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

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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+click </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+SHIFT+click </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+T </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">ALT+ENTER </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">ALT+ENTER </span>
  </p>
</td>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+Q </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB </span>
  </p>
</td>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+<em>n</em> (<em>n</em> can be 1-8) </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+9 </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+W </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">ALT+F4 </span>
  </p>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">CTRL+ALT+F4 </span>
  </p>
</td>

Mouse shortcuts

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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">Click the middle mouse button on a link </span>
  </p>
</td>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">Double-click the empty space to the right of the last tab </span>
  </p>
</td>
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  <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">
    <span style="font-size: 8pt;font-family: Verdana">Click the middle mouse button on the tab </span>
  </p>
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