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Microsoft Edge is getting the spotlight in the browser game. After trying their luck with an in-house EdgeHTML-based browser, the company finally switched to the Chromium rendering engine to load web pages. Microsoft is confident enough to meet the needs of casual and power users with the Chromium-based Edge browser. With the Windows 10 May 2020 update, the company is bundling Edge as the default browser on all the PCs and Laptops. While the Edge browser is capable, you can always take the productivity to the next level with keyboard shortcuts.
- This is one of the least-known keyboard commands on a Mac, but it’s super useful. It works like this: You are working in an app, and you want to open the application’s Preferences.
- If you don't find a keyboard shortcut here that meets your needs, you can create a custom keyboard shortcut. For instructions, go to Create a custom keyboard shortcut for Office for Mac. Many of the shortcuts that use the Ctrl key on a Windows keyboard also work with the Control key in Excel for Mac. However, not all do.
- Quit any Mac program. Command-Q: If you’re coming from a Windows computer, you might have.
Using your daily web browser with keyboard shortcuts is a delightful experience. You don’t need to use a touchpad or mouse to navigate through menus and options. Remembering the key and essential keyboard shortcuts will help you to speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time.
In this post, we are going to talk about the top 13 keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Edge for Windows and Mac. Let’s get started.
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1. Open And Close Tabs
This one is fairly standard one and works across all the browsers, but I'm putting it here since it is heavily underused and not many people still don't know about it. Everyone should know these couple of keyboard shortcuts. You can open a new tab in the Edge browser with Ctrl + T keys on Windows and Command + T keyboard shortcut on Mac.
To close the current tab, use the Ctrl + W shortcut on Windows and Command + W on Mac. The shortcut will close the current tab and move you back to the side tab.
2. Add Current Page to Favorites
Microsoft Edge refers to Bookmarks as Favorites. You can always import Favorites from the other browser. To add the current web page as favorite, you can use the Ctrl + D shortcut on Windows and Command + D keys on Mac. The Edge browser will allow you to select folders or Favorites bar to add the web page.
3. Open History Menu
I don’t usually use this shortcut, but if you need to access the History menu on the Edge browser, then use the Ctrl + H shortcut on Windows or Command + Y keys on Mac.
4. Show Favorites Bar
I use the Favorites bar all the time. You can access your favorite website from the favorites bar below the address bar. Normally, I hide the Favorites bar as it takes up space at the top. Whenever I need to access the Favorites bar, I simply use the Ctrl + Shift + B shortcut on Windows or Command + Shift + B keys on the Mac. You can use the same keyboard shortcut to hide the Favorites bar.
5. Zoom In/Out
This keyboard shortcut is also standard across all browsers. You canuse the Ctrl + - (Minus) shortcut on Windows or Command + - (Minus) keys on Macto Zoom out the current web page by 10%. Replace ‘–‘ with ‘+’ and you canZoom In the web page by 10%.
6. Refresh Web Page
Sometimes, you might need to refresh web pages. Instead of tapping the‘Refresh’ button beside the address bar, you can use the Ctrl + R onWindows or Command + R on Mac to refresh the current web page.
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7. Switch to a Specific Tab
While dealing with dozens of open web pages, it can be confusing to switch between them using the tab bar. You can always use number key along to figure the respective tab and use the Ctrl + 1 to 8 or Command + 1 to 8 keys to switch. For example, if you use Ctrl + 4 then the browser will move you to the fourth tab.
If you have opened more than eight tabs, then you can use the Ctrl + 9 on Windows or Command + 9 on Mac keyboard shortcut, and jump to the last tab on the browser.
8. Put Cursor in Search Bar
I use this shortcut several times a day. Users can opt for the Ctrl + L on Windows or Command + L on Mac and move the cursor to the search bar. Simply start typing the query and hit enter to search term. That will save so much time for you.
9. Open Link in New Tab
This one helps when you are researching for a topic and need to open several tabs from a web page or a google search. To open the link in a new tab, you can hold the Ctrl on Windows or Command on Mac and click the link to open the web page in a new tab. The user stays on the current page. But if you want to move to the opened tab then use the following shortcut.
10. Open Link to New Tab and Switch to That Tab
As the title suggests, you can open a new tab and automatically switch to it. Use Ctrl + Shift on Windows or Command + Shift on Mac and click the link.
11. Open Link in New Window
I usually don’t use this shortcut. If you want to open the new tab directly into a new window, then hold the Shift button and tap on the link on Windows or Mac.
12. Move Forward/Backward
This one is also standard across all browsers. You should opt for Alt + left/right arrow on Windows or Command + left arrow/right arrow on Mac to quickly move forward or backward in the Edge browser.
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13. Clear Browsing Data
We recommend that you should clear the browsing history, cookies, and cache of the browser frequently. Use Ctrl + Shift + Delete on Windows or Command + Shift + Delete on Mac and the Edge browser will open a small window to clear data. Select the relevant option and hit the Clear button at the bottom.
Master Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts
Memorize the keyboard shortcuts mentioned above and use Microsoft Edge just like your previous favorite browser. You can expect Microsoft to add more keyboard shortcuts for functions like Edge Collections in the future update. How do you like this new Chromium-based Edge browser? Share your experience in the comments section below.
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To use any of these key combinations, press and hold the keys immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, or after your Mac begins to restart. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs.
- Command (⌘)-R: Start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system. Or use Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery over the Internet. macOS Recovery installs different versions of macOS, depending on the key combination you use while starting up. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
- Option (⌥) or Alt: Start up to Startup Manager, which allows you to choose other available startup disks or volumes. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
- Option-Command-P-R:Reset NVRAM or PRAM. If your Mac is using a firmware password, it ignores this key combination or starts up from macOS Recovery.
- Shift (⇧): Start up in safe mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
- D: Start up to the Apple Diagnostics utility. Or use Option-Dto start up to this utility over the Internet. Disabled when using a firmware password.
- N: Start up from a NetBoot server, if your Mac supports network startup volumes. To use the default boot image on the server, hold down Option-N instead. Disabled when using a firmware password.
- Command-S: Start up in single-user mode. Disabled in macOS Mojave or later, or when using a firmware password.
- T: Start up in target disk mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
- Command-V: Start up in verbose mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
- Eject (⏏) or F12 or mouse button or trackpad button: Eject removable media, such as an optical disc. Disabled when using a firmware password.
If a key combination doesn't work
If a key combination doesn't work at startup, one of these these solutions might help:
Hot Keys Mac
- Be sure to press and hold all keys in the combination together, not one at a time.
- Shut down your Mac. Then press the power button to turn on your Mac. Then press and hold the keys as your Mac starts up.
- Wait a few seconds before pressing the keys, to give your Mac more time to recognize the keyboard as it starts up. Some keyboards have a light that flashes briefly at startup, indicating that the keyboard is recognized and ready for use.
- If you're using a wireless keyboard, plug it into your Mac, if possible. Or use your built-in keyboard or a wired keyboard. If you're using a keyboard made for a PC, such as a keyboard with a Windows logo, try a keyboard made for Mac.
- If you're using Boot Camp to start up from Microsoft Windows, set Startup Disk preferences to start up from macOS instead. Then shut down or restart and try again.
Remember that some key combinations are disabled when your Mac is using a firmware password.
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