Web Browser Shortcuts

This is where you become a real Jedi of shortcuts. It just takes a little while to learn these, but once you do, your browsing will be super-fast. Here are some of my personal faves.

  • Spacebar (page down)
  • Shift-Spacebar (page up)
  • Ctrl+F (find)
  • Alt-N (find next)
  • Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
  • Ctrl+T (new tab)
  • Ctrl+K (go to search box)
  • Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
  • Ctrl+= (increase text size)
  • Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
  • Ctrl-W (close tab)
  • F5 (reload)
  • Alt-Home (go to home page)

This one saves time:
Go to the address bar (Control-L) and type the name of the site without the “www” or the “.com”. Let’s say “google”.
Then press Control-Enter, and it will automatically fill in the “www” and the “.com” and take you there – like magic! For .net addresses, press Shift-Enter.

Tab navigation shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+Tab (move forward among tabs)
  • Ctrl+Shft+Tab (move to the previous tab)
  • Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab)

This is great when you are trying to find some random page you accidentally closed and have no clue how you found it.
- CTRL+SHIFT+T - use this to open a previously closed tab--one that you may have mistakenly closed. Keep doing it and it will open up each closed tab in reverse order.

Sometimes you’re already using your mouse and it’s easier to use a mouse shortcut than to go back to the keyboard. These are handy:

  • Shift-scroll down (previous page)
  • Shift-scroll up (next page)
  • Ctrl-scroll up (decrease text size)
  • Ctrl-scroll down (increase text size)

Here's a simple one to stop the page from loading.
- Hit the "ESC" (Escape) key to "STOP" a page from loading. It's handy when you click a link by accident, and when you get to pages where the circular loading animation keeps spinning on the page tab.
Hope you find these shortcuts useful and time saving.

Kind Regards,

Michelle 🙂

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