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Noel Burgess
Contributor

Please can we see a list of currently-available keyboard shortcuts? 

I am continually hitting the ones I'm used to from IE and Edge classic, and the results are entirely unpredictable. For example,

Keyboard Shortcut

Expected

Result

ALT + X

Open Settings

Nothing

CTRL + K

Duplicate tab

Search in Omnibox

CTRL + K (in a text entry box)

Insert hyperlink

Insert Hyperlink (!)

CTRL + Shift + P

Open new InPrivate browsing window

Print

 

It would be so good to know why these changes have been made, and what to expect when we use a particular KBSC. Why usurp Ctrl + K when CTRL + E does the same, for example?

Note: I'm delighted that CTRL + K in this text entry box works as it does in IE. 

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@Noel Burgess My guess is that all of these shortcuts are valid: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179?hl=en

@cbomtempo 

 

Thank you - I'll try them out.

 

It makes little sense to me to expect users to learn the shortcuts from a competitor's browser instead of applying the ones we're used to, many of which have been around for 20 years!

@cbomtempo This is very much not the case. Specifically Duplicate Tab (ctrl + k) is not a shortcut action in chrome. It used to be but they removed it several years ago.

 

Duplicate tab is one of my most used shortcut combos and it would be a huge loss to lose it.

@motomike I do not got your comment. Why it is not the case here? He asked for a list of available keyboard shortcuts and from the list that I pointed all that I tried worked for me. Maybe I'm missing something?

@cbomtempo Some of the hotkeys are not available in Chrome. As I pointed out, for instance, Chrome does not have a "Duplicate tab (ctrl + k)" shortcut at all. So the hotkeys are not fully equivalent. That is what I was pointing out. 

@motomike I agree with you. MS should fix that gap and add some missing shortcuts. I got confused because the initial topic request as a list of currently-available keyboard shortcuts. Maybe you could ask for it on the smile send feedback button. That way you can even track your request/bug by email notifications.

 

P.S.: Just a side note, I tried the Ctrl+k again while writing that response and it's a forum shortcut to insert a link on the message editor. :)

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