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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.
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