Safari for iPadOS to Include 30 Additional Keyboard Shortcuts

As pointed out by the folks over at MacRumors, Safari for iPadOS will include almost 30 additional keyboard shortcuts, that will work with Apple’s Smart Keyboard as well as any other third-party Bluetooth-connected keyboard.


Apple previewed iPadOS yesterday as part of the company’s renewed focus to add productivity features and tools to the iPad line. By giving the iPad its own operating system, Apple is now able to create dedicated features for the device without leaving iPhone users out or creating a similar experience.

Apple also highlighted that browsing the web on Safari for iPadOS will show a desktop version of a site and not a stripped down mobile version. And with 30 new keyboard shortcuts and a download manager, web browsing and file management should become even easier on the iPad.

The new keyboard shortcuts coming to iPadOS include the following:

  • Use default font size in Reader (Command + 0)
  • Open link in background (Command + tap)
  • Toggle downloads (Command + Alt/Option)
  • Open link in new window (Command + Alt + tap)
  • Use selection for Find (Command + E)
  • Email this page (Command + I)
  • Open link in new tab (Command + Shift + tap)
  • Decrease Reader text size (Command + -)
  • Zoom in (Command + +)
  • Zoom out (Command + -)
  • Save webpage (Command + S)
  • Change focused element (Alt/Option + tab)
  • Focus Smart Search field (Command + Alt/Option + F)
  • Dismiss web view in app (Command + W)
  • Increase Reader text size (Command + +)
  • Download linked file (Alt + tap)
  • Add link to Reading List (Shift + tap)
  • Close other tabs (Command + Alt/Option + W)
  • Scroll around screen (arrow keys)
  • Paste without formatting (Command + Shift + Alt/Option + V)
  • New Private tab (Command + Shift + N)
  • Actual size (Command + 0)
  • Open search result (Command + Return)
  • Toggle bookmarks (Command + Alt/Option + 1)