28 essential keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Edge that you should know

You seemed to like the 21 best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10, so here are a few more shortcuts that you should know. This time, we share 28 keyboard shortcuts that can be very handy when using Microsoft Edge. These shortcuts can help you browse the web more efficiently on Microsoft's latest OS. Give them a try and let us know which shortcuts you'll be using.

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Ctrl + DAdd current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl + EOpen a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + FFind on page
Ctrl + HOpen history pane
Ctrl + IOpen favorites pane
Ctrl + JOpen downloads pane
Ctrl + KDuplicate tab
Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + DSelect the address bar
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + PPrint the current page
Ctrl + R or F5Refresh the page
Ctrl + TOpen a new tab
Ctrl + WClose current tab
Ctrl + Shift + POpen a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + Shift + REnter reading view
Ctrl +1, 2, 3,…, 8Switch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + plus (+)Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + minus (-)Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt + Left arrowGo back
Alt + Right arrowGo forward
EscStop loading the page
Ctrl + clickOpen link in a new tab
Ctrl + TabSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabSwitch to the previous tab
Ctrl + Shift + clickOpen link in a new tab and switch to the tab
Alt + Shift + clickOpen link in a new window

While we can perform all of these actions with the mouse, trackpad, or touchscreen, there may be situations when using the keyboard shortcuts might be faster. Will you be using any of them? Let us know in the comments!

If you think this guide is helpful, we have many more posts like this in our Windows 10 help, tips and tricks page.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.