My name is Seth McLaughlin and I have been working as a Program Manager intern on the User Experience team for the past few months. The summer is coming to an end and I will soon be returning to school at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Before I go, I wanted to let you know about a new resource that’s available for all of you keyboard lovers out there.
There are many great shortcuts in IE7 – two of my favorites are CTRL+E to quickly access the Search box and ALT+D to select the Address bar. Shortcuts are wonderful things and once you start using them you will quickly begin to wonder how you ever lived without them. But how do you discover these shortcuts? And what if you forget them?
You could refer to Aaron’s post from last winter that described some of the old and new shortcuts available in IE7. Or, you might spend a few minutes searching through Help (haven’t used Help before? Just press F1!). These resources are great, but can be difficult to access during the key moment when you are trying to remember a shortcut. Alternatively, maybe you need to remember how to change tab settings, or perform another common task within the browser. Again, looking through Help can be time consuming and not really necessary if you just need a quick piece of information.
Enter the Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet! We’ve created this sheet to bring together keyboard shortcuts and directions for common tasks in one, easy to access location. Rather than provide an exhaustive listing of ALL the IE shortcuts (there are a lot!), we focused on outlining only the ones that perform the most popular actions within the browser. Limiting the scope in this way allowed us to create a document that can be printed on a single page of paper, which you can keep handy near your computer as you browse the web.
The IE team is committed to improving this sheet over time and we strongly value your feedback. So, check out the Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet and let us know what you think!
P.S. – We will be moving the Quick Reference Sheet to a more prominent location in the future. At that time we will post about the new location and we will also ensure the current link remains active.