Internet Explorer users officially entered the era of tabbed browsing with IE 7. No more wading through multiple browser sessions or time-traveling to previously visited sites via the Back and Forward buttons. For those of you who rely heavily on tabbed browsing, here are a few shortcuts that may save you even more time.
|Ctrl + Click||Open a link in its own tab in the background|
|Ctrl + Shift + Click||Open a link in its own tab in the foreground|
|Ctrl + T||Open a new tab in the foreground|
|Ctrl + Tab (or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to reverse)||Cycle between tabs|
|Ctrl + W (or Alt + F4)||Close the current tab|
|Ctrl + number||Jump to a specific tab by number -- 1 through 8|
|Ctrl + 9||Jump to the last tab|
|Ctrl + Alt + F4||Close all but the current tab|
|Ctrl + Shift + Q||Display the Tabs list|
|Ctrl + Q||Toggle Quick Tabs view|
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