Knowing these 21 shortcuts you will be able to use Edge browser fluently

The Microsoft Edge browser is one of the new browsers built into Windows 10. Like other browsers, when using the Edge browser you can use keyboard shortcuts to work faster and use the browser to more proficient.

The Microsoft Edge browser is one of the new browsers built into Windows 10. Like other browsers, when using the Edge browser you can use keyboard shortcuts to work faster and use the browser to more proficient.

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If your Windows 10 computer does not have Edge browser installed, you can download the browser to your computer and install it here.

Part 1: Manage tabs and windows

1. Jump to the next tab or jump to the previous tab

Use Ctrl + Tab to jump a tab to the right and use Ctrl + Shift + Tab to jump a tab to the left.

2. Jump to specific tab

To jump to a specific tab you are opening, press the Ctrl key combination and the character key from 1 to 9.

Press Ctrl + 1 to jump to the first tab. Or press Ctrl + 5 to jump to the 5th tab from left to right.

3. Open a new tab

Some links are encrypted to open in the current tab or open in a new tab. To adjust this behavior, press the Ctrl key when clicking the link on the current page to open the link in a new tab. Just like using Ctrl + Shift - click to open the link in a new tab.

Alternatively, you can press Shift - click the link to open the link in the new window.

4. Close the current tab

Instead of clicking the X icon to close a tab, you can press Ctrl + W to close a tab.

Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + T to open the previously closed tab.

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5. Move the tab to a new window

Press Ctrl + Shift + N to open the current tab in a new window.

6. Open a tab twice

To open a copy of the current tab, press Ctrl + K to open a copy of the current tab in a new tab.

7. Drag the tab

Click on the tab and drag to move the tab to another position you want to move on the current window. Alternatively, you can drag the tab in the current window, open a new window and drag the tab to that new window.

8. See sidebar

The Edge browser adds a sibebar to hide on the right side of the browser, including Favorites, Reading List, History and Downloads.

- Press Ctrl + I to open Favorites.

- Press Ctrl + M to open Reading List.

- Press Ctrl + H key combination to open History.

- Press Ctrl + J to open Downloads.

Press the Esc key to close sidebar.

If you want to save the current page to Favorites or Reading List, press Ctrl + D.

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9. Open the window in private mode (Private)

Press Ctrl + Shift + P to open the browser window in private mode (InPrivate).

10. Minimize the window

Press Alt + Spacebar + N to minimize the Edge browser window.

11. Move or resize

You can move or resize the Edge browser window without having to click and drag on the browser. Press Alt + Spacebar + M , then move the Edge window with the arrow keys or use the mouse or touchpad.

Also press Alt + Spacebar + S to resize your window with the arrow key.

Part 2: Page navigation

12. Move back or forward a page

Press Alt + left arrow key to move back to 1 page on the current window.

Press Alt + right arrow key to forward a page.

13. Control the URL bar

Instead of clicking on the URL bar, you can press Ctrl + E to move the mouse pointer to the URL bar and highlight all the text in it.

14. Search for copied text

Press Ctrl + Shift + L to open the Search Bing frame of the text you copied on the clipboard. The result will be opened on the current tab.

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15. Search for the address bar

Press Ctrl + F to open the search panel to search for a word or phrase on the page.

Press Enter to move to the next character on the search box and press Shift + Enter to move to the previously searched character.

16. Move anywhere or at the bottom of the page

To jump to the bottom of a page, press the Enter key. In addition, you can return to the top of the page by pressing the Home key.

17. Page up and page down

When you are opening a page and viewing (and not filling in any templates, using Google Docs .), you can press the Spacebar to page down on that page and press Shift + Spacebar to page up. .

18. Zoom

If you are having problems with font size on a page that is too small for you to read, press Ctrl + equal sign to zoom in.

To reduce the font size, press Ctrl + minus key combination.

To zoom the font size to default, press Ctrl + O.

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19. Reading mode

Press Ctrl + Shift + R to access Reading mode.

20. Stop or reload a page

Press Esc to stop loading a page and press Ctrl + R or F5 to reload a page.

21. Return to the home page

Press Alt + Home key combination to return to the home page.

Refer to some of the following articles:


  1. Instructions to block Edge browser on Windows 10
  1. Instructions for installing extensions on Edge browser Windows 10
  1. Change Edge browser default search tool for Windows 10 Mobile

Good luck!

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