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Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows, Linux, & Mac

Microsoft Edge has built-in support for keyboard shortcut combinations that can help in managing the browser task and performing the actions.

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

Microsoft Edge Action Windows/Linux Macintosh
Open a new window Ctrl + n + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + n + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and switch to it Ctrl + t + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed Ctrl + Shift + t + Shift + t
Switch to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn + Option +
Switch to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp + Option +
Switch to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8
Switch to the rightmost tab Ctrl + 9 + 9
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + + [ or +
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + + ] or +
Close the current tab Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4 + w
Close the current window Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 + Shift + w
Minimize the current window Alt + Space + n + m
Quit Microsoft Edge Alt + f + x + q
Show or hide the Favorites bar Ctrl + Shift + b + Shift + b
Open the Favorites Manager Ctrl + Shift + o + Option + b
Open the History page in a new tab Ctrl + h + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab Ctrl + j + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page Ctrl + f or F3 + f
Switch to the next match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + g + g
Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + Shift + g + Shift + g
Mute sound in current tab on or off Ctrl + m Control + m
Open Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + j or F12 + Option + i
Open the Clear Browsing Data options Ctrl + Shift + Delete + Shift + Delete
Log in a different user or browse as a Guest Ctrl + Shift + m + Shift + m
Move cursor to the address bar Ctrl + l + l
Open options to print the current page Ctrl + p + p
Open options to save the current page Ctrl + s + s
Reload the current page F5 or Ctrl + r + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached content Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc Esc
Start or stop Read Aloud Ctrl + Shift + u + Shift + u
Enter or exit Immersive Reader F9 F9
Open a file from your computer in Edge Ctrl + o + Select a file + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a favorite Ctrl + d + d
Save all open tabs as favorites in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + d + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off F11 + 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 level Ctrl + 0 + 0
Open a link in new background tab Ctrl + Click a link + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to it Ctrl + Shift + Click a link + Shift + Click a link
Open a link in a new window Shift + Click a link Shift + Click a link
Return a tab to its original position Press Esc while dragging Press Esc while dragging
Download the target of a link Alt + Click a link Option + Click a link

These are highly used keyboard shortcuts that you should know and learn. These 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:

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