FYI: Tips on MS Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts...

Peter Flynn (
08 Nov 1996 19:30:41 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 08 Nov 1996 19:30:41 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: FYI: Tips on MS Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts...
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I note that MSIE lets you use TAB between <A> links. I can't run it on
this connection: does anyone know what it does in a FORM when there
are hypertext links in the text between fields?

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MS Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Sometimes it's nice to take a break from our mice. With Microsoft's
Internet Explorer it's possible to navigate webpages using just the keyboard.

Did you know that the <Tab> key will highlight the hypertext links in an
HTML document? Once a hyperlinks has been highlighted it may be selected by
pressing the <Enter> key.

If the <Shift-Enter> combination is used, the hypertext URL will be opened
in a new window.

To hop between frames in an HTML document, press <Ctrl-Tab> or it's
reverse, <Shift-Ctrl-Tab>.

The common Netscape Navigator keyboard shortcuts work in MSIE. <Ctrl-R>
reloads the current document, and <Ctrl-B> opens the "Organize Favorites"
(Bookmark) window.

<Alt-Left Arrow> goes "Back" to the previous page
<Alt-Right Arrow> goes "Forward" to the next page
<Ctrl-D> Adds the current URL to the Favorites list
<Ctrl-H> opens the History folder
<Ctrl-L> opens a new web page (URL selection)
<Ctrl-N> opens a new browser window
<Ctrl-W> closes the active Internet Explorer window

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