Useful IE Keyboard Shortcuts for Tabs

Spend some time in IE and wish there was something like ALT-Tab.  When there is something like that and more!

The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs.

Switch between tabs

  • Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Close current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is disabled)

  • Ctrl+W

Open a new tab in the foreground from the Address bar

  • Alt+Enter

Switch to a specific tab number

  • Ctrl+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)

Switch to the last tab

  • Ctrl+9

Close other tabs

  • Ctrl+Alt+F4

Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off

  • Ctrl+Q

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