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.

The shortcuts

Keystroke Function
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