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Technical Support Tips: Web Browsing Keyboard Shortcuts

Have you ever accidentally closed a tab on your browser and had trouble getting back to the page? Have you ever wanted to open a link in a new tab or a new window? Here are some skills for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer that may improve your browsing experience.

If you accidentally close a tab in a web browser, on your keyboard press Ctrl + Shift + T and the tab will reopen.

To open a link in a new tab press Ctrl and click on the link.

To open a link in a new window press Shift and click on the link.

To open your home page(s) press Alt + Home.

To zoom in on a page press Ctrl + Mouse wheel up or press Ctrl + + (Ctrl and the plus sign).

To zoom out on a page press Ctrl + Mouse wheel down or press Ctrl + - (Ctrl and the minus sign).

Press Ctrl + 0 (that's a zero not an O) to go to the default zoom level.

To open your history or close it, press Ctrl + H.

To open a new tab press Ctrl + T.

To open a new window press Ctrl + N.

To quickly search for a term found in a webpage:

  • Highlight the word or phrase using your mouse.
  • Right click on the selection.
  • Select 'Search <search engine> for "the word or phrase"' in Chrome and Firefox or select "Search with <search engine>" in Internet Explorer and a search will be performed for the word in a new tab.

Gallion, Christine
Communications and Network Services
01/31/2018