Internet Explorer 9 shortcut keys help you avoid menus so that you can work faster. Instead of using your mouse or touchpad to wade through the menus and dialogs, you can just press one of the many Internet Explorer 9 shortcut keys and get the job done. With the number of IE9 shortcut keys, you can save plenty of time and use it for productive purposes. This section contains IE9 shortcut keys for most used actions on Internet Explorer.
Note: The keys joined by '+' sign means you need to press and hold down the first key and then press the key following the '+' sign for the shortcut key to work. For example, if it is CTRL + W, you need to press and hold down CTRL key while pressing the W key so that the IE9 shortcut key combination works.
ALT opens the traditional menu in IE9 which is otherwise hidden.
Use TAB to browse through the links on a webpage. To open a link, just press Enter when it is highlighted. You can also use the TAB to reach the Address bar and other components of IE9.
You can use the Left, Right, Up, and Down arrow keys to scroll through a webpage in IE9. You can also use the Spacebar to scroll down through the webpage. To go back up, you need to use the Up arrow key.
CTRL + Plus key (+) helps you Zoom In (Increase Website Font Size)
CTRL + Hyphen Key (-) helps you Zoom Out (Decrease Website Font Size)
CTRL + 0 (Zero) helps you get back the default size of website (100 % of the Font Size on Website).
Windows Key + Backspace Key acts like clicking on the Back button. You go back by one page.
ALT + Left Arrow Key also takes you back by one page.
ALT + Right Arrow Key takes you forward (Similar to clicking on Forward button on the Address Bar)
F4 helps you reach the Address bar. It also opens the Address bar drop down list to see recent history.
F5 helps you refresh the current webpage.
To stop a page from loading, press ESC.
ALT + F4 closes the current IE9 window
CTRL + W closes the current tab
Having checked out the Internet Explorer 9 keyboard shortcut keys for most common actions, let us now check out IE9 shortcut keys for more advanced operations.