100+ Windows Keyboard Shortcuts That Work In All Web Browsers

100+ Windows keyboard shortcuts that work in all web browsers from Codingcompiler. Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that allow you to perform tasks that you usually do with the mouse. When working with your system keyboard shortcuts are convenient, shortcuts save tiring mouse movements and is therefore fast action. And whether you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari, most of the keyboard shortcuts work in all browsers.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts For All Web Browsers

For the sake of convenience, we distinguish the various tasks that you perform in the browser. These are the generic windows keyboard shortcuts for all the web browsers.

Page Navigation Shortcuts

  • Alt + Left Arrow or Backspace = Back
  • Alt + Right Arrow or Shift + Backspace = Forward
  • F5 = Refresh
  • Ctrl + F5 = Refresh Page, Refresh Cache, Redownload Full Page
  • Escape = Stop

Scroll Down | Scroll Up Shortcuts

  • Spacebar, Page Down = Scroll down a window
  • Shift + Spacebar, Page Up = Scroll up a window
  • Home = To the top of the page
  • End = To the end of the page

Zoom In | Zoom Out Shortcuts

  • Ctrl and + or Ctrl + Mouse wheel up = Zoom in
  • Ctrl and – or Ctrl + Mouse wheel down = Zoom out
  • Ctrl + 0 = Zoom level at 100 percent
  • F11 = Full screen

Windows Tab Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + 1 to 8 = Switch between different tabs, counting from the left
  • Ctrl + 9 = Go to the last tab
  • Ctrl + Tab = Go to the next tab
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab = Go to the previous tab
  • Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 = Close the current tab
  • Ctrl + Shift + T = Reopen the last tab you closed
  • Ctrl + T = Open a new tab
  • Ctrl + N = Open a new browser window
  • Alt + F4 = Close the current window

History & Bookmarks Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + H = Open Browsing History
  • Ctrl + J = Open Download History
  • Ctrl + D = Bookmark current website
  • Ctrl + Shift + Del = Open Clear History function

Windows Shortcuts For Search

  • Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E = Jump to the search line or address bar in your browser
  • Ctrl + F or F3 = Open the search field to search the current page
  • Ctrl + G or F3 = Search the page for the next search result
  • Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3 = Search the page for the previous search result

Other Useful Shortcut Functions

  • Alt + Home = Go to the homepage you set
  • Ctrl + P = Print the current page
  • Ctrl + S = Save the current page on your computer
  • Ctrl + O = Open a file
  • Ctrl + U = Leave the source code view the current page
  • F12 = Open the developer tools

Windows Operating System Shortcuts

This section lists windows operatins system shortcuts.

Windows General Shortcuts

ALT + TAB – Switch between programs
ALT + F4 – Exit programs
WIN + Arrows – Window size (from 7)
ALT + SPACE – Window size via system menu
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC – Task management
PRTSCN – Print Screen
ALT + PRTSCN – Print screen active window
CTRL + ALT + Arrows – Rotate screen (laptop)

Windows Key Shortcuts (All Versions)

WIN – Start / Home menu (8)
WIN + E – Open Explorer (Explorer)
WIN + D – Activate desktop (Desktop)
WIN + M – Minimize windows
WIN + B – Activate system tray
WIN + F – Search file
WIN + CTRL + F – Search computer in network
WIN + L – Lock
WIN + R – Run
WIN + PAUSE – System properties
WIN + SHIFT + F – Search PC in network

Windows Key Shortcuts (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)

WIN + 1/2/3 etc. – Quick start
WIN + SHIFT + 1/2/3 etc. – New window via taskbar
WIN + Arrows – Window size
WIN + SHIFT + ⇨ / ⇦ – Move windows between monitor
WIN + HOME – Minimize windows, except active window
WIN + T – Activate taskbar
WIN + U – Accessibility center
WIN ++ – Magnifying glass: activate
WIN + + / – Magnifying glass: zoom in / out
WIN + ESC – Magnifying glass: close
WIN + P – Presentation mode
WIN + X – Mobility center

Windows Key: Charms Menu (From Windows 8)

WIN + C – Open
WIN + F – Search files
WIN + I – PC settings
WIN + K – Devices
WIN + P – Projecting

Windows Explorer Shortcuts

WIN + E – Open Windows Explorer
CTRL + N – New window
TAB / F6 – Activate panels
First letter (s) / Arrows – Select files

SHIFT + Arrows – Select adjacent files
SHIFT + END / HOME – Select to last / first file
CTRL + Arrows, select with SPACE – Select various files
CTRL + A – Select all
Backspace – Folder up
CTRL + SHIFT + N – New folder (7)
CTRL + E – Search (Explore, from VISTA)
ALT + D – Activate address bar (from VISTA)

F2 – Renaming
ALT + ENTER – Properties
DELETE – Delete file
SHIFT + DELETE – Remove permanently
ALT + P – Show preview on / off (7)
CTRL + Mouse wheel – Change icon view (VISTA)

Windows Menus Shortcuts

ALT – Menu bar / ribbon
Shortcut menu key / Shift + F10 – Quick menu
ALT + SPACE – System menu (due to window size)
Arrows / Underlined letter – Select menu choice
ESC – Close menus

Windows Dialog Boxes Shortcuts

CTRL + TAB – Select tab (1)
CTRL + PAGE DOWN / UP – Select tab (2)
TAB / SHIFT + TAB – Select fields
ALT + Underlined letter – Select fields directly
⇩ / First letter – Select from drop-down list
ALT + ⇩ – Show list options
SPACE – Check on / off
Arrows – Select radio button
ENTER – OK
ESC – Cancel

Windows Accessibility Shortcuts

WIN + U – Open Ease of Access Center
Press NUMLOCK for 5 seconds – Toggle keys on / off
SHIFT 5 times – Sticky keys on / off
Press right SHIFT for 8 seconds – Filter keys on / off
ALT + SHIFT + PRTSCN – High contrast on / off
ALT + SHIFT + NUMLOCK – Mouse keys on / off
ALT + SHIFT – Keyboard: change language
CTRL + SHIFT – Keyboard: change layout

We hope that you enjoyed reading this informative post on Windows keyboard shortcuts. Happy reading.

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