30 keyboard shortcuts for browsers

Keyboard shortcuts allow you to perform simple tasks on your computer, such as opening a new tab, printing a page and zooming in on text by pressing a combination of keys at the same time. Whether you use a Mac or PC, these 30 shortcuts will save you time and turn you into a computer pro!

Browser keyboard shortcuts for Mac:

  1. Command+T – Open a new tab
  2. Command+N – Open a new window
  3. Command+Shift+T or Command+Z – Reopens the last tab you closed
  4. Command+Option+Right Arrow – Switch to the next right tab
  5. Command+ Option+Left Arrow  – Switch to the next left tab
  6. Command++ – Zoom in
  7. Command+- – Zoom out
  8. Command+0 – Default zoom level
  9. Command+Shift+4 – Screenshot part of a page (drag mouse to capture the part you wish)
  10. Command+click a link – Opens link in a new tab


General keyboards shortcuts for Mac:

  1. Command+Q – Quit any program
  2. Command+P – Print the current page
  3. Command+Option+Esc – Force quit an application
  4. Command+F – Open finder
  5. Command+H – Quickly hide the current active app


Browser keyboard shortcuts for PC:

  1. Ctrl+T – Open a new tab
  2. Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab
  3. Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab
  4. Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab
  5. Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab
  6. Ctrl­++ – Zoom in
  7. Ctrl+- – Zoom out
  8. Ctrl+0 – Default zoom level


General keyboard shortcuts for PC:

  1. Ctrl+Q – Quit any program
  2. Ctrl+P – Print the current page
  3. F11 – Enter full-screen mode
  4. Esc – Exit full-screen mode
  5. Home – Top of page
  6. End – Bottom of page
  7. Escape – Stop an action, such as a page from loading


Which shortcut have you discovered without which you couldn’t live?

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Written by Amelia Theodorakis

A writer and communications specialist with eight years’ in startups, SMEs, not-for-profits and corporates. Interests and expertise in gender studies, history, finance, banking, human interest, literature and poetry.

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