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If Microsoft Edge is one of the browsers you rely on for surfing on Windows, we recommend adding a few Edge keyboard shortcuts to your workflow. You can discover them all with our cheat sheet below!

The cheat sheet includes shortcuts for navigation, window and tab management, and search. For those of you who use Edge as an eBook and PDF reader, we’ve added shortcuts for navigating pages, switching layouts, and for toggling various toolbars. Plus, there’s a dedicated section covering shortcuts for Developer Tools.

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Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Shortcut Action
Search
Ctrl + L OR
F4 OR
Alt + D
Jump to the address bar
Ctrl + Shift + L Start a Bing search, using current clipboard content
Ctrl + E Highlight a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + F OR
F3
Find on page
Navigation
Alt + Home Open home page
Backspace OR
Alt + Arrow Left
Go back
Alt + Arrow Right Go forward
Page Up OR
Shift + Space
Scroll page up
Page Down OR
Space
Scroll page down
Ctrl + Home Scroll to top of page
Ctrl + End Scroll to bottom of page
Ctrl + Tab Switch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch to previous tab
Ctrl + 1,2,3,…,8 Switch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9 Switch to last tab
Ctrl + I Open Favorites pane
Ctrl + M Open Reading List pane
Ctrl + H Open History pane
Ctrl + J Open Downloads pane
F7 Toggle caret browsing
Click ¹MMB OR ²MMW Open link in new tab
Shift + Click ¹MMB OR
²MMW
Open link in new window
Windows and Tabs
Ctrl + N Open new window
Ctrl + Shift + P Open new InPrivate browsing window
Ctrl + T Open new tab
Ctrl + K Replicate tab and switch to newly created tab
Ctrl + Shift + K Replicate tab and keep current tab active
Ctrl + click Open link in new tab
Ctrl + Shift + click Open link in new tab and switch to the tab
Alt + Shift + click Open link in new window
Ctrl + Shift + N Move current tab to new window
³Ctrl + W Close current tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Open a previously closed tab
Alt + Spacebar + M Move Edge window with arrow keys/mouse/touchpad
Alt + Spacebar + S Resize window with arrow keys/mouse/touchpad
Bookmarks
Ctrl + D Add current site to Favorites or Reading List
Ctrl + Shift + B Toggle visibility of Favorites Bar
View/Print
Esc Stop loading the page OR
Close sidebar (if open; e.g.: Bookmarks)
Ctrl + R OR
F5
Refresh page
Ctrl + Shift + R Toggle reading view
Ctrl + Plus Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + Minus Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0 Reset zoom level
Ctrl + P Print current page
General Shortcuts
³Alt + F4 Quit application
Alt + X Open More pane
F12 OR
Ctrl + Shift + I
Open Developer Tools pane
F1 Help
Using Edge as an eBook Reader
Alt + T Toggle table of contents
Ctrl + B Toggle list of bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + D Add or remove bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + O Toggle Options
Ctrl + Shift + Y Toggle reading bar
Ctrl + Shift + U Open Books in the Hub
Ctrl + Shift + G Start read aloud
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Left Arrow OR
Up Arrow OR
Page Up
Go to next page
Right Arrow OR
Down Arrow OR
Page Down
Go to previous page
Home Go to beginning of book
End Go to end of book
Ctrl + F Search book
Ctrl + Shift + S Save book locally (for books not purchased in the Microsoft Store)
Ctrl + G Go to page (when the book supports page lists)
Alt + A Open Notes panel
Reading Fixed Layout Books
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
Reading PDF Documents
Ctrl + G Go to specific page number
Alt + T Toggle table of contents
Ctrl + F Search document
Ctrl + Plus (+) OR
Ctrl + Minus (-)
Zoom in/zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
F9 Rotate PDF
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Ctrl + Shift + G Start Read Aloud
Ctrl + Shift + M Add notes to PDF books
Ctrl + Shift + S Save a copy of the PDF document
⁴Developer Tools
Ctrl + B Select element (on DOM Explorer tab)
Ctrl + K Color picker (on DOM Explorer tab)
Ctrl + J Debug just my code (on Debugger tab)
Ctrl + E Start/stop profiling to begin a performance session (on Performance, Network, and Memory tabs)
Ctrl + S Export as HAR (on Network tab)
Ctrl + O Import profiling session (on Performance and Memory tabs)
Ctrl + S Export profiling session (on Performance and Memory tabs)
Ctrl + L Clear errors, warnings, information (on Performance tab)
F5 or F8 Continue (on Debugger tab)
Hold F5/F8 Fast Continue (on Debugger tab)
F11 Step into (on Debugger tab)
F12 Step over (on Debugger tab)
Shift + F11 Step out (on Debugger tab)
Ctrl + Shift + F5 Continue and refresh (on Debugger tab)
Ctrl + Shift + I DOM element highlighting (on DOM Explorer tab)
Ctrl + Shift + W Break on new worker (on Debugger tab)
Ctrl + Shift + E Change exception behavior (on Debugger tab)
Ctrl + Shift + T Take heap snapshot (On Memory tab)
Ctrl + Shift + L Reset Emulation settings (On Emulation tab)
¹Middle Mouse Button

²Middle Mouse Wheel

³Closing last remaining tab quits application.

⁴Associated shortcuts work only in tabs of Developer Tools.

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