With every version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft seems to beef up its selection of keyboard shortcuts. Here is a selection of useful shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9. Some of these are new in this version, some have been around for a while (but aren’t widely used), and some are classics that every user should be aware of.
Displays the menu bar. This is particularly handy in Internet Explorer 9 since most of the interface elements have been hidden.
Alt + X
Opens the Tools menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
Control + J
Opens the Internet Explorer Download Manager.
Control + L
Moves focus to the address bar with the current URL selected. This makes it easy to quickly enter a new address or copy the current address.
Ctrl + Shift + L
Navigates to Web address saved in your clipboard.
(Note that if a text string is stored in the clipboard, this shortcut will automatically search on that term using your browser’s default search engine.)
Control + S
Saves current page for offline viewing.
Alt + Home
Opens the default home page.
Control + D
Opens Add to Favorites dialog for current page.
Control + T
Opens new browser tab.
Control + W
Closes current browser tab.
Control + N
Opens a new Internet Explorer window.
Control + +
Control + –
Control + Tab
Moves through browser tabs (left to right).
Control + Shift + Tab
Moves through browser tabs (right to left).
Alt + Right
Moves forward through current browsing history.
Alt + Left
Moves back through current browsing history.
Opens the Developer Tools.
Toggles Full Screen mode on and off.
Refreshes the current page.
Ctrl + Shift + P
Opens a new browser window with InPrivate browsing turned on.
Tip by Matt Graven, TechNet Tips Editor.