Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 8

Here are keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

Ctrl + A : Selects the entire page
Crtl + B : Brings up the ‘Organize Favorites’ dialog box
Crtl + C : Shortcut for copy in internet explorer 8
Ctrl + D : Shortcut to Bookmark a website
Ctrl + E : Open the Internet explorer 8 Search bar
Ctrl + F : Brings up the Find dialog box
Ctrl + N : Opens a new browser window
Ctrl + P : Prints the current page
Crtl + O : Brings up the ‘file open’ dialog box
Ctrl + H : Brings up the History window
Ctrl + R : Reloads/refreshes the current page
Ctrl + S : Shortcut to save complete webpage in internet explorer 8
Ctrl + V : Shortcut for paste in internet explorer 8
Ctrl + W : Closes IE 8 or the active tab in IE 8

F4 : Drops down the address bar combo box
F5 : Refreshes the page
F6 : Change the focus of address bar and page
F11 : Toggles between full-screen mode and normal mode

Alt + Home : Takes you to your homepage
Alt + Right arrow : Forwards you by one page in the available page stack
Alt + Left arrow : Takes you to the previous page in the available page stack

Esc : Stops loading the current page
Backspace : Takes you to the previously loded page
Tab : Move forward through different boxes and controls items on opened web page
End : Move to the end of a web page

Ctrl + Enter : In the address bar, avoid typing http, ://www and .com by just typing the domain name and pressing Ctrl + Enter
Enter : Not sure if the domain name ends with .com or .net? Type the domain name & press enter. IE will search for the domain

Shift + Left click : Opens the clicked link in new window
Shift + F10 : Used to show shortcut menu for a hyperlink

6 thoughts on “Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 8

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  2. I am using IE 8 Beta 2 but some shortcut define above not work
    Ctrl + S : Shortcut to save complete website in internet explorer 8
    its not working in IE 8 you can save just a web page not full site.
    Ctrl + W : Closes IE 8
    Its only close a single tab not full ie 8

  3. Pankaj, thanks for your suggestions and i have updated the post for the Ctrl+S shortcut.
    But you are wrong regarding Ctrl+W shortcut, please use it again with the single tab in your browser. It will close the IE8 Window.

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