The Microsoft Edge chromium is being rolled out as a default pre-installed browser in Windows 10 OS. However, it’s also available for other operating systems like macOS, Linux OS, and even hand-held devices platforms like iOS and Android OS.
Built on the Chromium project, it supports all the features that Google Chrome is built with. It even supports the Chrome Web Store for downloading and installing extensions.
There is quite a great similarity between the Chrome and Edge browser, including the chrome shortcut keys that can help in switching over to the Edge (chromium) browser easily. However, there are few hotkeys that Edge has modify and adjust to make it compatible with the Edge (legacy) browser.
I have listed out the most useful and prominent keyboard shortcuts for the Edge browser. If you learn and memorize these shortcuts, then you will be able to use the Edge browser without even touching the mouse or trackpad.
|Microsoft Edge Action||Windows/Linux||Macintosh|
|Open a new window||+||+|
|Open a new window in Incognito mode||+ +||+ +|
|Open a new tab, and switch to it||+||+|
|Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed||+ +||+ +|
|Switch to the next open tab||+ or +||+ +|
|Switch to the previous open tab||+ + or +||+ +|
|Switch to a specific tab||+ through +||+ through +|
|Switch to the rightmost tab||+||+|
|Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab||+||+ or +|
|Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab||+||+ or +|
|Close the current tab||+ or +||+|
|Close the current window||+ + or +||+ +|
|Minimize the current window||+ +||+|
|Quit Microsoft Edge||+ +||+|
|Show or hide the Favorites bar||+ +||+ +|
|Open the Favorites Manager||+ +||+ +|
|Open the History page in a new tab||+||+|
|Open the Downloads page in a new tab||+||+ +|
|Open the Find Bar to search the current page||+ or||+|
|Switch to the next match to your Find Bar search||+||+|
|Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar search||+ +||+ +|
|Mute sound in current tab on or off||+||+|
|Open Developer Tools||+ + or||+ +|
|Open the Clear Browsing Data options||+ +||+ +|
|Log in a different user or browse as a Guest||+ +||+ +|
|Move cursor to the address bar||+||+|
|Open options to print the current page||+||+|
|Open options to save the current page||+||+|
|Reload the current page||or +||+|
|Reload the current page, ignoring cached content||+ or + +||+ +|
|Stop the page loading|
|Start or stop Read Aloud||+ +||+ +|
|Enter or exit Immersive Reader|
|Open a file from your computer in Edge||+ + Select a file||+ + Select a file|
|Save your current webpage as a favorite||+||+|
|Save all open tabs as favorites in a new folder||+ +||+ +|
|Turn full-screen mode on or off||+ +|
|Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in)||and||and|
|Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out)||and||and|
|Reset page zoom level||+||+|
|Open a link in new background tab||+ Click a link||+ Click a link|
|Open a link, and switch to it||+ + Click a link||+ + Click a link|
|Open a link in a new window||+ Click a link||+ Click a link|
|Return a tab to its original position||Presswhile dragging||Presswhile dragging|
|Download the target of a link||+ Click a link||+ Click a link|
These were highly used Edge keyboard shortcuts that you should know and learn. Like I mentioned, the keyboard shortcuts are almost similar to the Chrome browser, hence you can easily switch between Edge and Chrome browser.
I’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:
- Helpful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Mac
- Best Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
- Useful Apple Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Computers
The Edge browser has few built-in features like NewsGaurd Rating, AdBlock Plus, Honey extensions within their system, which isn’t available in Google Chrome. Recently, Microsoft also claimed that Edge uses 27% less memory usage compared to competitors.
Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.
|Chrome Windows||Chrome Mac||Chrome iOS||Chrome Android||Firefox Linux|
|Firefox Windows||Safari Mac||Safari iOS||Edge Android||Chrome Linux|
|Edge Windows||Firefox Mac||Edge iOS||Samsung Internet||Edge Linux|
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