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Extract 4 from 'Windows 7 and Vista Explained: A guide for blind and partially sighted users'

Extract 4: From Part Six, Keyboard Shortcuts; Section 58.2 Working with tabs in Internet Explorer

  • Ctrl + T: opens a new tab.
  • Ctrl + K: creates a duplicate tab (opens the current page in a new tab).
  • Ctrl + Tab/Ctrl + Shift + Tab: switches to next/previous tab.
  • Ctrl + # (where # is a number between 1 and 8): switches to a specific tab number.
  • Ctrl + 9: switches to the last tab.
  • Ctrl + Q: toggles Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off. Ctrl + W: closes the current tab, or closes Internet Explorer if there is only one tab open.
  • Ctrl + Alt + F4: closes all tabs but the current one.

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