Keyboard Shortcuts in Netscape Browser

 
In this section:
  Using Shortcuts
  Shortcuts in Netscape Browser
AOL Instant Messenger Shortcuts

 


Using Shortcuts

This document uses the following format for listing shortcuts:

Example:

Command
Keys
Copy
Ctrl+C

To perform a command, press the keys listed together at the same time. For example, to copy, press Ctrl and C at the same time.

Tip: The plus sign (+) means that you must press two keys surrounding the plus sign at the same time. If there is more than one plus sign (such as Ctrl+Shift+C), it means that all three keys surrounding the plus sign must be pressed at the same time.

Abbreviations: Ctrl = Control key

Note: Some keyboard shortcuts perform different functions based on cursor location (focus). For example, if you press Home on Windows while viewing a web page, Netscape Browser will move to the top of the web page. However, if you press Home on Windows while the cursor is in a text field, the cursor will go to the beginning of the text field.

Tip: On Windows, you can use the keyboard to access menu options. To open a top-level menu, press Alt and the underlined letter in the menu name. After opening a menu, you can open submenus or commands without pressing Alt. For example, you can press Alt+F to open the File menu, and then press the P key to open the Print dialog.

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Shortcuts in Netscape Browser

These shortcuts are available from all Netscape Browser windows.

In this section:

General Shortcuts

Bookmark Shortcuts

Page Navigation Shortcuts

Page Viewing Shortcuts

Tabbed Browsing Shortcuts

My Sidebar Shortcuts

Forms Shortcuts

 

General Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available from all Netscape Browser windows:

Command
Keys
Copy
Ctrl+C
Paste
Ctrl+V
Cut
Ctrl+X
Close Tab
Ctrl+W
Go Up One Page
Page Up
Go Down One Page
Page Down
Go Up One Line
Up Arrow
Go Down One Line
Down Arrow
Undo
Ctrl+Z
Redo
Ctrl+Shift+Z
Find
Ctrl+F
Find Again
Ctrl+G
Open Context Menu
Shift+F10
Select Main Menu (switches to the first drop-down menu at the top of the window. example: "File" in Windows)
Alt or F10
Open a New Netscape Browser tab
Ctrl+T
Select All Ctrl+A
Open Help
F1

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Bookmarks Shortcuts

Command Keys
Open Bookmarks Sidebar Ctrl+B
Add Page to Bookmarks
Ctrl+D

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Page Navigation Shortcuts

Command Keys
Open History Sidebar
Ctrl+H
Reload
Ctrl+R
Force Reload (not from cache)
Ctrl+Shift+R
Back
Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace
Forward
Alt+Right Arrow
Stop (stop loading your page)
Esc
Home (load your home page)
Alt+Home
Go to Bottom of Page
End
Go to Top of Page
Home
Select All Text in Location Bar
Ctrl+L or Alt+D
Open Selected Link in a Web Page
Enter
Open Selected Link in a New Tab or Window (depending on how your Tabbed Browsing preferences are set) Ctrl+Enter
New Netscape Browser Tab
Ctrl+N
Move to Next/Previous Link or Form Element in a Web Page
Tab/Shift+Tab
Open File
Ctrl+O
Close Tab
Ctrl+W
Save Page As
Ctrl+S
Open Link in a new Window (when a link is selected)
Shift+Enter
Print Page
Ctrl+P
Go Up One Page Page Up/ Shift+Space
Go Down One Page
Page Down/Space
Go Up One Line
Up Arrow
Go Down One Line
Down Arrow
Turn on/off Caret Mode
F7

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Page Viewing Shortcuts

Command Keys
Full Screen (toggle)
F11
Zoom Text Smaller
Ctrl+- (minus sign)
Zoom Text Larger
Ctrl+= (plus sign)
No zoom (100%)
Ctrl+0
View Page Source
Ctrl+U

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Tabbed Browsing Shortcuts

Command Keys
New Netscape Browser Tab Ctrl+T
Switch to Next Tab (when using Tabbed Browsing with more than one tab)
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Page Down
Switch to Previous Tab (when using Tabbed Browsing with more than one tab)
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+Page Up
Close Tab (Close window if one page is open)
Ctrl+W

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My Sidebar Shortcuts

Command Keys
Open/Close My Sidebar (toggle)
F9
Move between the Page and the Location Bar F6
Move to My Sidebar (if it is open) Shift+F6
Open My Sidebar History Tab Ctrl+H
Open My Sidebar Bookmarks Tab Ctrl+B

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Forms Shortcuts

Command Keys
Move to Next/Previous Item in Form
Tab/Shift+Tab
Submit Form
Enter
Press Selected Button / Select Radio Button
Space. Use Up, Down arrows to select.
Select an Item from a List
Up Arrow, Down Arrow, or First Letter of Item Name
Check/Uncheck Checkbox (toggle)
Space
Open a Drop-Down Menu
Alt+Down Arrow

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AOL Instant Messenger Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available from Instant Messenger windows.

Command Windows
New Instant Message
Ctrl+Shift+I
Add Buddy (from List Setup tab)
Ctrl+Shift+A
Add Group / Ignore Select User (in Chat session)
Ctrl+Shift+G
Italic Text
Ctrl+I
Bold Text Ctrl+B
Underline Text
Ctrl+U
Show/Hide Timestamp (toggle) F2
Increase Font Size
Ctrl++ (plus sign)
Decrease Font Size
Ctrl+- (minus sign)
Set up Alert for Selected Buddy (from List Setup tab) Ctrl+Shift+L
Block Ctrl+Shift+B
Warn Ctrl+Shift+W
Get Chat Room Info Ctrl+Shift+R
Invite another User (within existing Chat session) Ctrl+Shift+V

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April, 2005


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