Internet Explorer browser (IE7) tab keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Open links in a new tab in the background  CTRL+click

Open links in a new tab in the foreground   CTRL+SHIFT+click

Open a new tab in the foreground  CTRL+T

Open a new tab from the Address bar ALT+ENTER

Open a new tab from the search box ALT+ENTER

Open Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) CTRL+Q

Switch between tabs CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Switch to a specific tab number CTRL+n (n can be 1-8)

Switch to the last tab CTRL+9

Close current tab CTRL+W

Close all tabs ALT+F4

Close other tabs CTRL+ALT+F4

Mouse shortcuts

Open a link in a background tab Click the middle mouse button on a link

Open a new tab Double-click the empty space to the right of the last tab

Close a tab Click the middle mouse button on the tab

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