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 + DAdd current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl + IOpen favorites pane
Ctrl + JOpen downloads pane
Ctrl + HOpen history pane
Ctrl + PPrint the current page
Ctrl + F
Find on page
Alt + COpen Cortana

Ctrl + Shift + REnter reading view
Ctrl + TOpen a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + TReopen the last closed tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4Close the active tab
Ctrl + KDuplicate tab
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + Shift + POpen a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + TabSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabSwitch to the previous tab
Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so onSwitch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + Plus (+)Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + Minus (-)Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0 (zero)Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt + Left arrowGo back
Alt + Right arrowGo forward
F5 or Ctrl + RRefresh the page
EscStop loading the page
Ctrl + L or Ctrl + O (letter O)Select the URL in the address bar to edit
Ctrl + Shift + LOpen address bar query in a new tab
Ctrl + EOpen a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + EnterAdd www. to the beginning and .com to the end of the text typed in the address bar
Ctrl + clickOpen link in a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + clickOpen link in a new tab and switch to that tab
Alt + Shift + clickOpen link in a new window
Ctrl + Shift + MStart creating web notes
Ctrl + Alt + MCopy selected content into a web note
F12Open F12 Developer Tools
Ctrl + UView source
F6Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar
F7Turn caret browsing on for the active tab
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteShow controls to clear browsing data
Alt + NMove focus to notification or download (if available)

When reading books in Microsoft Edge:

Alt + TOpen or close the table of contents
Ctrl + BOpen or close your list of bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + DAdd or remove a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + OOpen or close Options
Ctrl + Shift + YOpen or close the reading bar
Ctrl + Shift + UOpen Books in the Hub
Ctrl + Shift + GStart read aloud
F11Enter or exit full-screen reading
Left or Up arrow, or Page UpGo to next page
Right or Down arrow, or Page DownGo to the previous page
HomeGo to the beginning of the book
EndGo to the end of the book
Ctrl + FSearch the book
Ctrl + Shift + SSave the book locally (for books not purchased in the Microsoft Store)
Ctrl + GGo to page (when the book supports page lists)
Alt + AOpen the Notes panel
When reading fixed-layout books in Microsoft Edge:
Ctrl + Shift + AToggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts

When reading PDF documents in Microsoft Edge:

Ctrl + GGo to a specific page number
Alt + TOpen or close the table of contents
Ctrl + FSearch the document
Ctrl + Plus (+) or Ctrl + Minus (-)Zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + AToggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
F9Rotate PDF
F11Enter or exit full-screen reading
Ctrl + Shift + GStart read aloud
Ctrl + Shift + MAdd notes to PDF books
Ctrl + Shift + SSave 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.

About Ashish

A die-hard fan of Windows, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone and Xbox, Loves to Do Video reviews on Windows Phone Apps, Games, Xbox Games, Xbox Tutorials.

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