Great Shortcuts To Use With Internet Explorer 7

United States
March 13, 2007 1:11am CST
Dont you just hate it when you are typing and need to move your hand to the mouse to do something? Did you know that there are many things that you can do with your keyboard without using the mouse? If you have Internet Explorer 7, there are many things that you can do to spice up your time on the computer. Try some of these and let me know what you think of them? You might want to just print them out so you can have them right by your computer when you're ready to use them. They are pretty cool to use. 1.Alt + F4 - Closes all the tabs. 2.)Alt + Enter - Opens a new tab from the address bar. 3.) Ctrl + Shift + Click - Opens links in a new tab in the foreground. 4.) Ctrl + Click - Opens links in a new tab in the background. 5.) Alt + Enter - It also opens a new tab from the search box. 6.) Ctrl + Q - Opens up quick tabs, which are thumbnail views. 7.) Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab - Allows you to switch between tabs. 8.) Ctrl + N - Switches to a specific tab number. In this case, N can equal anything between the numbers one and eight. 9.) Ctrl + 9 - Switches to the last tab. 10.) Ctrl + W - Closes the current tab. 11.) Ctrl + Alt + F4 - Closes other open tabs. 12.) Ctrl + T - Opens a new tab in the foreground. Now,Are you ready for this? Here are a few shortcuts that you can use with your mouse. 1.) Click the middle mouse button (if your mouse has one) on a link and it will open up that link in a background tab for you. 2.) Double click any empty space right next to the last tab you have open and it will open up a brand new tab. 3.) If you click on the middle mouse button on one of your tabs, it will close the tab for you.
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@Trinka26 (171)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing. These could really come in handy if your mouse broke!! I think I'm so spoiled to my mouse, though, that I'd probably have to get a new one right away!
• United States
13 Mar 07
There are many more tricks but I only posted a few of them. Hope you can use them
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
this is really need thanks a bundle. I am going to save it for future reference. You never know when I will need it and my son gets really impatience with me.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
31 May 07
thank you for best response hon.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
13 Mar 07
I generally work a lot with the mouse, because I cannot remember the keyboard shortcuts. Thanks ever so much for posting all this useful information. I´ve copied and pasted it. Have a nice day.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
This is just what a techno peasant like myself needs to know. I am so computer illiterate it is shamefull. These are easy and helpful tips to know. I am sure that I will utilize them to the fullest.
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@akotawala (134)
• India
13 Mar 07
thanks for the shortcuts.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for all the information ,I never knew about all the shortcuts.Now I can pass all this information to my granddaughter to. thanks again.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Wow, those are some really neat tricks. When on my pc I'm always using Firefox because it is so much more convenient. But at times I have to use my hubby's laptop and he has only IE there. It is a little uncomfortable because there is no mouse and I have to use the scroll pad for everything. I will surely make note of these tips and use them the next time I'm using IE..thanks village! You are the best!:)
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