Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows 10

Many Windows Power users love to use more keyboard shortcuts than using the mouse to get things done faster. Now that Edge is based out of Chromium, supports Chrome extension if you are using it, then here is the list of Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows 10

Backspace Keyboard Shortcut

Microsoft Edge has removed the backspace feature, which was used to go back to the previous page. It doesn’t work on Chrome as well.  If you want to enable backspace on the Edge browser, you can install this Go Back With Backspace extension. After installing when you hit backspace, it will go back to the previous page. It works on the Chrome browser, as well.

Backspace was intentionally removed, and replaced by ALT + Left arrow key. It made sure that people dont hit the backspace key, especially during form submission, which also occurs during any transaction process. If you hit backspace during an ongoing transaction, you can be charged twice.

That said, here is the list of Edge Shortcuts

Ctrl + D Add current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl + I Open favorites pane
Ctrl + J Open downloads pane
Ctrl + H Open history pane
Ctrl + P Print the current page
Ctrl + F
Find on page
Alt + C Open Cortana

Ctrl + Shift + R Enter reading view
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopen the last closed tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 Close the active tab
Ctrl + K Duplicate tab
Ctrl + N Open a new window
Ctrl + Shift + P Open a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + Tab Switch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch to the previous tab
Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on Switch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9 Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + Plus (+) Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + Minus (-) Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0 (zero) Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt + Left arrow Go back
Alt + Right arrow Go forward
F5 or Ctrl + R Refresh the page
Esc Stop loading the page
Ctrl + L or Ctrl + O (letter O) Select the URL in the address bar to edit
Ctrl + Shift + L Open address bar query in a new tab
Ctrl + E Open a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + Enter Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of the text typed in the address bar
Ctrl + click Open link in a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + click Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab
Alt + Shift + click Open link in a new window
Ctrl + Shift + M Start creating web notes
Ctrl + Alt + M Copy selected content into a web note
F12 Open F12 Developer Tools
Ctrl + U View source
F6 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar
F7 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab
Ctrl + Shift + Delete Show controls to clear browsing data
Alt + N Move focus to notification or download (if available)

When reading books in Microsoft Edge:

Alt + T Open or close the table of contents
Ctrl + B Open or close your list of bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + D Add or remove a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + O Open or close Options
Ctrl + Shift + Y Open or close the reading bar
Ctrl + Shift + U Open Books in the Hub
Ctrl + Shift + G Start read aloud
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Left or Up arrow, or Page Up Go to next page
Right or Down arrow, or Page Down Go to the previous page
Home Go to the beginning of the book
End Go to the end of the book
Ctrl + F Search the book
Ctrl + Shift + S Save the book locally (for books not purchased in the Microsoft Store)
Ctrl + G Go to page (when the book supports page lists)
Alt + A Open the Notes panel
When reading fixed-layout books in Microsoft Edge:
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts

When reading PDF documents in Microsoft Edge:

Ctrl + G Go to a specific page number
Alt + T Open or close the table of contents
Ctrl + F Search the document
Ctrl + Plus (+) or Ctrl + Minus (-) Zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
F9 Rotate PDF
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Ctrl + Shift + G Start read aloud
Ctrl + Shift + M Add notes to PDF books
Ctrl + Shift + S Save a copy of the PDF document

That said,  I will highly recommend you to take a look at the settings of Edge on Windows 10 or Experimental features as it includes a lot of features and customization which are helpful in day-to-day usage.

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