Some of the important keyboard shortcuts for effectively using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.
- Alt+C – pop open the Favorites/Feeds/History window
- Alt+X – pop open the Tools (Cog icon) menu
- Alt+Left/Right – move back/forward through your history
- Ctrl+L – sets your keyboard focus to the One Bar (address bar), and selects the current URL (ripe for Ctrl+C!)
- Ctrl+Shift+L – if you have a URL in your clipboard, this shortcut loads it; if you have a text string in your clipboard, it searches your default search engine for it (very cool)
- Ctrl+D – add the current page to your Favorites (bookmarks)
- Ctrl+B – organize your Favorites
- Ctrl+J – opens the Download Manager
- Ctrl+K – duplicates your current tab
- Ctrl+Alt+P – pop open an InPrivate Browsing window
- Alt+N – give focus to the new bottom-hugging Notification bar (then Enter for the first button, or Esc to dismiss it)
- F12 – open the (fantastic) developer console (and once it’s open, and has focus, Alt+7/8/9/Q changes the rendering mode)
All of the usual key combinations such as Ctrl+T, Ctrl+W, Ctrl+N, Ctrl +, Ctrl -, work as well.