19 Universal Keyboard Shortcuts for Most Web Browsers

All major internet browsers come with their own set of keyboard shortcuts. While most of them differ from one browser to another, some of these shortcuts are universal in that a specific command will do the same thing on any of the internet browsers.

In this post, I’ll be listing down all of these universal keyboard shortcuts that can be applied to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Here are the shortcuts:

Windows macOS Descriptions
Ctrl + T Command + T Open browser in tab
Ctrl + N Command + N Open browser in new window
Ctrl + Tab Cycles through tabs from left to right
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Cycles through tabs from right to left
Ctrl + Shift + T Command + Shift + T Reopens recently closed tab
Alt + Left Arrow Return to the previous webpage
Alt + Right Arrow Advance to the next webpage
Ctrl + + Command + + Zooms into the webpage/
Ctrl + Command + Zooms out the webpage
Ctrl + 0 Command + 0 Reset to default zoom level
Ctrl + D Command + D Bookmarks the current webpage
Ctrl + F Command + F Opens up the in-page search box
Ctrl + W Command + W Close current tab or window
Ctrl + L Command + L Highlights the address box, allowing you to type into it
Ctrl + Alt + Enter Command + Alt + Enter Adds "www." and ".com" to the text in the address bar.
Ctrl + Shift + Del Command + Shift + Del Opens up the Clear Browsing History window
Spacebar Scroll down a webpage
Shift + Spacebar Scroll up a webpage
Ctrl + P Command + P Opens up the Print window