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Hit F5 to refresh current IE window Apps
I had never noticed it before, but in Internet Explorer if you press the F5 key, it will refresh the current page. A lot of 'keyboard-only' users might find this tips useful. F5 is a common Windows shortcut to refresh any kind of data.

Note: I have not tried this with an old classic Internet Explorer version, but it probably does the same thing.
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Sneaky Windows inclusion!
Authored by: clmensch on Jun 12, '02 03:35:27PM

In Windows, hitting F5 refreshes any Explorer screen...whether it's Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer (for listing drive contents), etc.



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Sneaky Windows inclusion!
Authored by: labmonky on Jun 12, '02 04:14:05PM

Backspace also go back a page, like hitting the back button in the browser.



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Sneaky Windows inclusion!
Authored by: aranor on Jun 12, '02 08:27:50PM

Command-left arrow and Command-right arrow do back and forward.



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Sneaky Windows inclusion!
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jun 12, '02 08:40:49PM

And another that's easier to do with one hand:

Command-[ and Command-] for back and forward.



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Command-R
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jun 12, '02 08:06:26PM

Also does the trick. And I believe that works with most browsers. I know it does with Mozilla



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Command-R
Authored by: aranor on Jun 12, '02 08:26:24PM

Then again, Command-R is a menu item shortcut. So of course it works. The point here is F5 isn't documented, nor is it a menu item key shortcut.



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Command-R
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jun 12, '02 08:38:21PM

The person that posted this wrote "A lot of 'keyboard-only' users might find this tips useful."

There wasn't any mention that this was posted because it's undocumented, just that it might be of use to people who like using the keyboard. That was my point.



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