Many people like using the mouse, but those who are more keyboard oriented are always looking for fast ways to access Internet Explorer features. That's where hot key combinations come in; rather than having to mouse around, you can press a simple key combination, such as Ctrl-D, to add a site to your Favorites. Table 2-9 lists Internet Explorer hot keys.
Table 2-9. Internet Explorer hot keys
Go to the preceding page.
Go to the next page.
Go to the next/previous tab.
Stop the page from loading.
F5 or Ctrl-F5
Refresh the page.
Go to your home page.
Give focus to the Address Bar.
Add "www." and ".com" to what you typed in the Address Bar, then navigate to the site.
Space bar/Shift-Space bar
Scroll down/up the web page.
Close Internet Explorer.
Activate the Home button on the Command Bar.
Activate the Feeds button on the Command Bar.
Activate the Tools button on the Command Bar.
Activate the Help button on the Command Bar.
Open the Favorites Center set to display favorites.
Bring up a list of open tabs.
Add sites to Favorites.
Open a link in a new window.
Open the right-click context menu for the currently selected item.
Ctrl-mouse wheel up/down
Zoom in/out by 10 percent.
Increase zoom by 10 percent.
Decrease zoom by 10 percent.
Go back to the original size.
Go to the Toolbar Search Box.
Open your search query in a new tab.
Display the search provider menu.
Open the Favorites Center to your favorites.
Open the Favorites Center to your history.
Open the Favorites Center to your feeds.