One missing and another poorly implemented shortcut - by Real McCoy

Status : 

  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

ID 708803 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 10
Opened 11/26/2011 3:12:31 PM
Access Restriction Public


Missing shortcut:

While holding the Ctrl button, if you press browser's back or forward button it should open the corresponding (previous or next) page in new tab. This behavior is present in Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Incomplete implementation:

While holding the Ctrl button if you press 0 (zero) on qwerty keyboard, the zoomed page is reverted to normal. But if the 0 is pressed on numpad, the shortcut doesn't work.
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Posted by Real McCoy on 9/25/2013 at 1:05 AM
Its a TINIEST feature request ever and these shortcuts are available in all major non-IE browsers. It would certainly enhance the adoption for users of other browsers looking to give IE another try...
Posted by Microsoft on 12/7/2011 at 7:15 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

At this time we do not plan on fixing this issue. Your feedback is very important to us, and it helps us improve the quality of Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to address this particular feedback.

We continue to welcome more feedback, so please don't hesitate to report other ways that we can improve Internet Explorer.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Shane Hickson on 12/1/2011 at 11:22 PM
Please introduce these shortcuts. Ctrl + browser-back-press should open the previous page in new tab.
Posted by Real McCoy on 11/30/2011 at 7:08 PM
@kirandotc, the missing shortcut is about opening the corresponding page in new tab, when "browser's" previous or forward is pressed while holding Ctrl. Verify the behavior in any non-IE browser (FF, Chrome...).
Posted by kirandotc on 11/29/2011 at 9:33 PM
IE always used Alt (instead of Ctrl) for the "missing" shortcut you mention. It works. (I am right now using IE10 Desktop mode on Win8, but it worked on IE9/Win7 and even in previous versions.)