47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers
Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in your browser. Each browser also has some of its own, browser-specific shortcuts, but learning the ones they have in common will serve you well as you switch between different browsers and computers. Tabs 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 – in other words, the tab on the right. Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab – in other words, the tab on the left. Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab. Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab. 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. Navigation F5 – Reload. Escape – Stop.
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