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Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Linux, and Mac

Microsoft Edge browser is one of the most featured loaded browsers. You must know specific keyboard shortcuts if you are used to all these features but want to executive them in just a few seconds. It will improve productivity and save time.

Keyboard Shortcut for Microsoft Edge browser

The Microsoft Edge is being rolled out as a default pre-installed browser in Windows OS. However, it’s also available for other operating systems like macOS, Linux OS, and hand-held device platforms like iOS and Android OS.

Built on the Chromium project, it supports all the features with which Google Chrome is built. It even supports the Chrome Web Store for downloading and installing extensions.

There is quite a significant similarity between the Chrome and Edge browser, including the Chrome shortcut keys that can help easily switch over to the Edge browser. However, there are a few hotkeys that Edge has modified and adjusted to make it compatible with the Edge (legacy) browser.

Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts

We have listed the most valuable and prominent keyboard shortcuts for the Edge browser. If you learn and memorize these shortcuts, you can use the Edge browser without touching the mouse or trackpad.

Microsoft Edge ActionWindows/LinuxMacintosh
Open a new windowCtrl + n + n
Open a new window in Incognito modeCtrl + Shift + n + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and switch to itCtrl + t + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closedCtrl + Shift + t + Shift + t
Switch to the next open tabCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn + Option +
Switch to the previous open tabCtrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp + Option +
Switch to a specific tabCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8
Switch to the rightmost tabCtrl + 9 + 9
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + + [ or +
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + + ] or +
Close the current tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4 + w
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 + Shift + w
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space + n + m
Quit Microsoft EdgeAlt + f + x + q
Show or hide the Favorites barCtrl + Shift + b + Shift + b
Open the Favorites ManagerCtrl + Shift + o + Option + b
Open the History page in a new tabCtrl + h + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tabCtrl + j + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current pageCtrl + f or F3 + f
Switch to the next match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + g + g
Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + Shift + g + Shift + g
Mute sound in current tab on or offCtrl+ mControl + m
Open Developer ToolsCtrl + Shift + j or F12 + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data optionsCtrl + Shift + Delete + Shift + Delete
Log in a different user or browse as a GuestCtrl + Shift + m + Shift + m
Move cursor to the address barCtrl + l + l
Open options to print the current pageCtrl + p + p
Open options to save the current pageCtrl + s + s
Reload the current pageF5 or Ctrl + r + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached contentShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEscEsc
Start or stop Read AloudCtrl + Shift + u + Shift + u
Enter or exit Immersive ReaderF9F9
Open a file from your computer in EdgeCtrl + o + Select a file + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a favoriteCtrl + d + d
Save all open tabs as favorites in a new folderCtrl + Shift + d + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or offF11 + Control + f
Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in)Ctrl and + and +
Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out)Ctrl and and
Reset page zoom levelCtrl + 0 + 0
Open a link in new background tabCtrl + Click a link + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to itCtrl + Shift + Click a link + Shift + Click a link
Open a link in a new windowShift + Click a linkShift + Click a link
Return a tab to its original positionPress Esc while draggingPress Esc while dragging
Download the target of a linkAlt + Click a linkOption + Click a link

These were highly used Edge keyboard shortcuts that you should know and learn. As we mentioned, the keyboard shortcuts are similar to the Chrome browser. Hence you can easily switch between Edge and Chrome browsers.

We’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:

  1. Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

The Edge browser has a few built-in features like NewsGaurd Rating, AdBlock Plus, Honey extensions within their system, which aren’t available in Google Chrome. Recently, Microsoft claimed that Edge uses 27% less memory than competitors.

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