Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet

General shortcuts

Turn Full Screen Mode on or off F11
Cycle through the Address Bar, Refresh button, Search Box, and items on a web page TAB
Find a word or phrase on a page CTRL+F
Open the current webpage in a new window CTRL+N
Print the page CTRL+P
Select all items on the page CTRL+A
Zoom in CTRL+PLUS
Zoom out CTRL+-
Zoom to 100% CTRL+0

Navigation shortcuts

Go to home page ALT+HOME
Go backward ALT+LEFT
Go forward ALT+RIGHT
Refresh page F5
Refresh page and the cache CTRL+F5
Stop downloading page ESC

Favorites Center shortcuts

Open Favorites CTRL+I
Open Favorites in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+I
Organize Favorites CTRL+B
Add current page to Favorites CTRL+D
Open Feeds CTRL+J
Open Feeds in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+J
Open History CTRL+H
Open History in pinned mode CTRL+SHIFT+H


Common tasks

To do this Do this
Disable all add-ons Windows logo key + R > iexplore.exe –extoff
Turn on AutoComplete so that website addresses will be automatically filled in for you if you begin to type them again Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Use inline AutoComplete
Change how tabs work in Internet Explorer Tools > Internet Options > on the General tab, under Tabs, click Settings
Display the Menu Bar at the top of the screen To display temporarily: press the ALT key
To display permanently: Tools > Menu Bar

* - For example, if you chose "net" for the website suffix, pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER would add "http://www." to the beginning and ".net" to the end of the address in the Address Bar.

Tab shortcuts

Open link in new background tab CTRL+left mouse button or middle mouse button
Open link in new foreground tab CTRL+SHIFT+left mouse button or CTRL+SHIFT+middle mouse button
Close tab (closes window if only one tab is open) CTRL+W or CTRL+F4
Open Quick Tab view CTRL+Q
Open new tab CTRL+T
View list of open tabs CTRL+SHIFT+Q
Switch to next tab CTRL+TAB
Switch to previous tab CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Address Bar shortcuts

Select the Address Bar ALT+D
Add "http://www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of text in Address Bar CTRL+ENTER
Add “http://www.” to the beginning and the website address suffix you have specified to the end of text in the Address Bar* CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Open the website address that is typed in the Address Bar in new tab ALT+ENTER
View list of previously typed addresses F4

Search Bar shortcuts

Select the Search Bar CTRL+E
View list of search providers CTRL+DOWN
Open search results in new tab ALT+ENTER


To do this Do this
Delete cookies, passwords, form data, history, and temporary Internet files Tools > Delete Browsing History
Find and install add-ons Tools > Manage Add-ons > Find More Add-ons
Print part of page Select part of the page you want to print, press CTRL+P, click Selection, and then click Print
Change website address suffix* Tools > Internet Options > Languages



* - For example, if you chose "net" for the website suffix, pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER would add "http://www." to the beginning and ".net" to the end of the address in the Address Bar.