87 Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

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We bring you a small collection with 87 keyboard shortcuts for the Microsoft Edge browser, with which you will be able to do different tasks without taking your hands off your keyboard. Sometimes you might be writing in a way that all the words flow, and stopping to grab the mouse and do a browser function can cut it all. Therefore, it is always useful to know some keyboard shortcuts with which you can do the same functions from the keyboard itself.

Since Microsoft Edge is based on the open Chromium browser, this makes many of the same shortcuts as Chrome, which will make things a lot easier for you if you’ve recently switched browsers. You do not need to memorize all the shortcuts, but you can learn a few that really help you how you use the browser, since they can help you do things and functions that you usually do faster.

Keyboard shortcuts for tabs and windows

Let’s start with those shortcuts that will help you control the tabs and windows of your browser, in this case Edge. With them, you will be able to open and close tabs without touching the mouse, select the tab where you want to be, or close several windows of your browser.

FUNCTIONWINDOWS AND LINUX SHORTCUTMACOS SHORTCUT
OPEN A NEW WINDOWCtrl + N⌘ + N
OPEN A NEW TAB AND GO TO ITCtrl + T⌘ + T
OPEN THE LAST TAB AND GO TO ITCtrl + Shift + T⌘ + Shift + T
OPEN A NEW WINDOW IN INPRIVATE MODECtrl + Shift + N⌘ + Shift + N
OPEN A NEW WINDOW AND GO TO IT AUTOMATICALLYControl + T⌘ + T
REOPEN A RECENTLY CLOSED TAB AND GO TO ITCtrl + Shift + T⌘ + Shift + T
GO TO NEXT TABCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + Page Down⌘ + Option + Right
GO TO PREVIOUS TABCtrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Page Up⌘ + Option + Left
GO TO A SPECIFIC TABCtrl + 1 to 8⌘ + 1 to 8
GO TO LAST TABCtrl + 9⌘ + 9
OPEN HOME PAGE IN ACTIVE TABAlt + HomeThere are not
OPEN PREVIOUS HISTORY PAGE IN ACTIVE TABAlt + Left Arrow⌘ + [ or ⌘ + Left Arrow
OPEN NEXT HISTORY PAGE IN ACTIVE TABAlt + Right Arrow⌘ + ] or ⌘ + Right Arrow
CLOSE THE ACTIVE TABCtrl + W or Ctrl + F4⌘ + W
MUTE THE ACTIVE TABCtrl + MCtrl + M
CLOSE THE ACTIVE EDGE WINDOWCtrl + Shift + W or Alt + F4⌘ + Shift + W
MINIMIZE THE CURRENT WINDOWAlt + Space + N⌘ + M
MAXIMIZE THE CURRENT WINDOWAlt + Space + XThere are not
DUPLICATE THE TABCtrl + Shift + KThere are not
GET OUT OF EDGEAlt + F4⌘ + Q
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Shortcuts for Edge functions

Now, let’s move on to keyboard shortcuts to use Edge features like bookmarks or task manager. This will allow you to open menus and options without having to take your hands off the keyboard to go to the mouse, something especially useful for selecting items from the history or opening the history, for example.

FUNCTIONWINDOWS AND LINUX SHORTCUTMACOS SHORTCUT
OPEN THE MENUAlt + F or Alt + EDoes not have
SELECT THE MENU BUTTONF10Does not have
OPEN THE COLLECTIONS MENUCtrl + Shift + YDoes not have
SHOW OR HIDE THE FAVORITES BARCtrl + Shift + B⌘ + Shift + B
SELECT FIRST ITEM IN FAVORITES BARAlt + Shift + BDoes not have
OPEN THE BOOKMARKS MANAGERCtrl + Shift + O⌘ + Option + B
OPEN HISTORY IN NEW TABCtrl + H⌘ + Y
OPEN THE DOWNLOADS MENUCtrl + J⌘ + Shift + J
OPEN EDGE TASK MANAGERShift + EscDoes not have
SELECT THE FIRST ITEM ON THE TOOLBARShift + Alt + TDoes not have
SELECT THE RIGHTMOST ITEM ON THE TOOLBARF10Does not have
SELECT AND TOGGLE BETWEEN ADDRESS BAR, BOOKMARKS BAR AND PAGE CONTENT.F6⌘ + Option + Up Arrow or Down Arrow
OPEN THE SEARCH BARCtrl + F or F3⌘ + F
WORK YOUR WAY UP THE SEARCH RESULTSCtrl + G⌘ + G
GO BACK IN THE SEARCH RESULTSCtrl + Shift + G⌘ + Shift + G
OPEN THE DEVELOPER TOOLSCtrl + Shift + J or F12⌘ + Option + I
CLEAR BROWSING DATACtrl + Shift + Del⌘ + Shift + Delete
OPEN THE LEARNING AND HELP PORTALF1There are not
SWITCH USER SESSIONCtrl + Shift + M⌘ + Shift + M
OPEN FEEDBACK FORMAlt + Shift + I⌘ + Option + Shift + I
OPEN CONTEXT MENUShift + F10There are not
OPEN NAVIGATION BY TEXT CURSORF7F7
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Keyboard shortcuts in the address bar

The address bar is used for many things, from entering configuration sections to searching or going directly to web pages. There are some useful shortcuts, such as turning a word into a web page or using another search engine without having to mess around with the settings.

FUNCTIONWINDOWS AND LINUX SHORTCUTMACOS SHORTCUT
SEARCH WITH THE DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINEType what you want to search for + EnterType what you want to search for + Enter
SEARCH WITH ANOTHER SEARCH ENGINEName of a search engine + TabName of a search engine + Tab
ADD WWW. AND .COM AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE WRITTEN WORD AND ENTERCtrl + EnterCtrl + Enter
SEARCH IN A NEW TABAlt + EnterThere are not
ADD WWW. AND .COM AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE WORD AND OPEN THE WEBSITE IN A NEW TABControl + Shift + EnterThere are not
GO TO THE ADDRESS BARCtrl + L or Alt + D⌘ + L
GO TO THE ADDRESS BAR ACTIVATING THE SEARCH ENGINE TO SEARCH FOR SOMETHINGCtrl + K or Ctrl + EThere are not
PASTE AND SEARCH FOR IT IN THE ADDRESS BAR, OR PASTE AND ENTER IF YOU HAVE COPIED A WEBSITECtrl + Shift + LThere are not
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Actions on web pages

And now we come to one of the most important points of our shortcut guide, that of actions on web pages. You have shortcuts that go from printing it to looking at its source code, going through the content or loading the page from scratch ignoring the content that is cached.

FUNCTIONWINDOWS AND LINUX SHORTCUTMACOS SHORTCUT
PRINT THE PAGE YOU ARE ONCtrl + P⌘ + P
PRINT THE PAGE WITH THE SYSTEM DIALOGCtrl + Shift + P⌘ + P
SAVE THE PAGE YOU’RE ONCtrl + S⌘ + S
RELOAD THE PAGEF5 or Ctrl + R⌘ + R
RELOAD THE PAGE IGNORING THE CACHEShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R⌘ + Shift + R
STOP PAGE LOADescesc
STEP BETWEEN CLICKABLE ELEMENTS ON THE PAGETabulatorTabulator
MOVE BACK BETWEEN CLICKABLE ELEMENTS ON THE PAGEShift + TabShift + Tab
OPEN A FILE FROM PC IN EDGECtrl + O + Choose the file⌘ + O + Choose the file
OPEN THE WEB SOURCE CODE IN A NEW TABCtrl + U⌘ + Option + U
PASTE WITHOUT FORMATTINGCtrl + Shift + V⌘ + Shift + V
SAVE THE TAB IN THE FAVORITESCtrl + D⌘ + D
SAVE ALL THE TABS YOU HAVE OPEN IN FAVORITESCtrl + Shift + D⌘ + Shift + D
FULL SCREEN MODEF11⌘ + Ctrl + F
ENLARGE OR REDUCE THE WEB WITH THE ZOOMCtrl and +, Ctrl and –⌘ and +, ⌘ and –
CANCEL THE ZOOM BY RESETTING THE WEB SIZECtrl + 0⌘ + 0
SCROLL DOWN THE WEBSpace or Page DownSpace
SCROLL UP ON THE WEBShift + Space or Page UpShift + Space
GO TO THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THE PAGEStart or EndThere are not
SCROLL HORIZONTALLY ON THE WEBShift + Scroll
MOVE TO THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT OR PREVIOUS WORD IN A TEXT FIELDCtrl + Left Arrow or Ctrl + Right ArrowOption + Left Arrow or Option + Right Arrow
DELETE THE PREVIOUS WORD IN A TEXT FIELDCtrl + BackspaceOption + Delete
OPEN HOME PAGE IN CURRENT TABAlt + Home⌘ + Shift + H
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Mouse combinations

And finally here you have other keyboard shortcuts a little different, because these are combinations of keys that you do together with the mouse. With them, you can save extra clicks to carry out actions with much fewer clicks.

FUNCTIONWINDOWS AND LINUX SHORTCUTMACOS SHORTCUT
OPEN A LINK TO AN EXISTING TABDrag the link to the tabDrag the link to the tab
OPEN A LINK IN A NEW TAB IN THE BACKGROUNDCtrl + Click on the link⌘ + Click on the link
OPEN A LINK AND GO DIRECTLY TO ITCtrl + Shift + Click on the link⌘ + Shift + Click on the link
OPEN A LINK AND GO DIRECTLY TO IT USING ONLY THE MOUSEDrag the link to a blank area of ​​the tab barDrag the link to a blank area of ​​the tab bar
OPEN A LINK IN A NEW WINDOWShift + Click on the linkShift + Click on the link
MOVE A TAB IN A NEW WINDOW USING ONLY THE MOUSEDrag the tab out of the tab areaDrag the tab out of the tab area
MOVE A TAB TO AN OPEN WINDOW USING ONLY THE MOUSEDrag the tab to a windowDrag the tab to a window
RETURN A TAB TO ITS ORIGINAL POSITIONPress Esc while dragging itPress Esc while dragging it
SAVE A WEBSITE IN THE FAVORITES BARDrag the web link to the favorites barDrag the web link to the favorites bar
SCROLL HORIZONTALLY ON THE PAGEShift + Mouse WheelThere are not
DOWNLOAD THE DESTINATION OF A LINKAlt + Click on the linkOption + Click on the link
SHOW BROWSING HISTORYHold click on the browser’s back button or right click on itHold click on the browser’s back button or right click on it
TOGGLES BETWEEN MAXIMIZED AND WINDOWED MODESDouble click on the blank area of ​​the tab barDouble click on the blank area of ​​the tab bar
INCREASE OR DECREASE THE ZOOM OF THE WEBCtrl + Up or down on mouse wheelThere are not
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