PC vs. Mac: Lost in keyboard mappings

Use an Apple Wireless Keyboard with Windows, but miss some keys?
Apple has made mappings for the rescue.

Most important finding for me: shift+F10 is built in to Boot Camp for the Windows context menu key shortcut (option+left mouse click in most programs)

Still, things can get really complicated.

For example, if you want to stop a build in progress in Visual Studio you can hit Ctrl+Break on a PC keyboard. On the Apple Wireless Keyboard you have to hit Ctrl + Fn+Shift+F12. Amazing.

A soft line break (Word, Excel, etc.) is a bit easier: Fn+Shift+Return (since Return is not Enter on Mac…).

A Windows wireless keyboard might be the beater choice if you type a lot.


Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts List

Since there is not an official list of shortcuts by Microsoft yet, we still have to maintain such a list on our own. For me this is some sort of personal Edge Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet.

If you know of any additional keyboard shortcuts, then feel free to post it here to help others.
Keyboard Shortcut Function
ALT + Home Open Home
ALT + F4 Close current active window
ALT+C Open Cortana
ALT + D Select the address bar
ALT + J Feedback & reporting
ALT + Spacebar Open system menu
ALT + Spacebar + C Close Microsoft Edge
ALT + Spacebar + M Move window with arrow keys
ALT + Spacebar + N Minimize window
ALT + Spacebar + R Restore window
ALT + Spacebar + S Resize window with arrow keys
ALT + Spacebar + X Maximize window
ALT + Left arrow Go to previous page that was opened in tab
ALT + Right arrow Go to next page that was opened in tab
ALT + X Open settings
Left arrow Scroll left on current webpage
Right arrow Scroll right on current webpage
Up arrow Scroll up on current webpage
Down arrow Scroll down on current webpage
Backspace Go to previous page that was opened in tab
CTRL + + Zoom in (+ 10%)
CTRL + – Zoom out (- 10%)
CTRL + F4 Close current tab
CTRL + 0 Zoom to 100% (default)
CTRL + 1 Switch to tab 1
CTRL + 2 Switch to tab 2 if open
CTRL + 3 Switch to tab 3 if open
CTRL + 4 Switch to tab 4 if open
CTRL + 5 Switch to tab 5 if open
CTRL + 6 Switch to tab 6 if open
CTRL + 7 Switch to tab 7 if open
CTRL + 8 Switch to tab 8 if open
CTRL + 9 Switch to last tab
CTRL+click Open link in new tab
Ctrl+Shift+click Open link in a new tab and switch to the tab
Alt+Shift+click Open link in a new window
Ctrl+Enter Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar
CTRL + Tab Switch to the next tab
CTRL + Shift + Tab Switch to the previous tab
CTRL + Shift + B Toggle Favorites bar on or off
CTRL + Shift + K Open new tab of current tab
CTRL + Shift + L Open address bar query from clipboard in a new tab
CTRL + Shift + P Open new InPrivate browsing window
CTRL + Shift + R Toggle Reading view on or off
CTRL + Shift + T Reopen the last tab you closed
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Open clear browsing data pane
CTRL + A Select all
CTRL + D Add current site to favorites or reading list
CTRL + E Open a search query in the address bar
CTRL + F Open “Find on page”
CTRL + G View reading list (does not work for me)
CTRL + H Open history pane
CTRL + I Open favorites pane
CTRL + J Open downloads pane
CTRL + K Duplicate tab
CTRL + L Select the address bar
CTRL + N Open new window
CTRL + P Print the current page
CTRL + Q Open Side Pane (Favorites, selected)
CTRL + R Refresh current page; similar to F5
CTRL + T Open new tab
CTRL + W Close current tab
End Move to bottom of page
Esc Stop loading the page
Home Move to top of page
F1 Help
F4 Select the address bar
F5 Refresh current page
F7 Toggle Caret browsing
Tab Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar
Shift + Tab Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar
Windows + G Games bar
Windows + H Share Menu (as known from Charms Bar)

If you’re a developer using Developer Tools (F12 hotkey), Microsoft shows you more love and has an official List of Keyboard Shorcuts for you: Developer Tools Keyboard Shortcuts

Anyways, here is a list of the most useful Developer Tools Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Function
CTRL + B Select element (on DOM Explorer tab)
CTRL + K Color picker (on DOM Explorer tab)
CTRL + J Debug just my code (on Debugger tab)
CTRL + E Start or stop profiling to begin a performance session (on Performance, Network, Memory tabs)
CTRL + S Export as HAR (on Network tab)
CTRL + O Import profiling session (on Performance, Memory tabs)
CTRL + S Export profiling session (on Performance, Memory tabs)
CTRL + L Clear errors, warnings, information (on Performance tab)
F5 / F8 Continue (on Debugger tab)
Hold F5 / F8 Fast Continue (on Debugger tab)
F11 Step into (on Debugger tab)
F12 Step over (on Debugger tab)
SHIFT + F11 Step out (on Debugger tab)
CTRL + SHIFT+ F5 Continue and refresh (on Debugger tab)
CTRL + SHIFT + I DOM element highlighting (on DOM Explorer tab)
CTRL + SHIFT + W Break on new worker (on Debugger tab)