Sunday, 8 January 2012

Shortcuts to save you time on the Internet


Obviously the Internet plays a very important part in our lives.  Yet like any other good things there's a  good side of it and a bad one.

One of the biggest problem is we spend too much time on the Internet.
Very often, working with the mouse can be tidious and could be more efficient to use only the keyboard.
While just telling you "Spend less time on the Internet!" is doubtfully going to make you so, at least these little tricks will save you precious time.

These are shortcuts for Google Chrome but most of them work on other internet browsers too.


Windows and tabs shortcuts

Ctrl + N......................................................................................................................Open a new window
Ctrl + Shift + N..............................................................................Open a new windows in incognito mode
Ctrl + Click on link...................................................................................................Open link in a new tab
Shift + Click on link..............................................................................................Open link in new window
Alt + F4....................................................................................................................Close current window
Ctrl + T..............................................................................................................................Open a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T........................................................................................Reopen the last tab you’ve closed (Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs that you’ve closed)
Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8...............................................................Switch to the tab at the specified position
Ctrl + 9.......................................................................................................................Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDown.....................................................................................Switch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp........................................................................Switch to the previous tab
Alt + Left Arrow.................................................................................................Go to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab Backspace, or press
Shift + Backspace, or press Alt + Right Arrow...........................................................Go to the next page in your browsing history for the tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4.......................................................................................Close current tab or pop-up
Alt + Home................................................................................................................Open your homepage
Ctrl + O, then select file..................................................Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome

Address bar shortcuts

Add ‘www.’ and ‘.com’ to your input in the address bar and open the web address.................................................................................................... Type the part of the web address that’s between ‘www.’ and ‘.com’, then press Ctrl + Enter
F6 or Ctrl + L or Alt + D..............................................................Highlight content in the web address area
Type a web address, then press Alt + Enter.........................................Open your web address in a new tab
Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E.....................................................................................Places a ‘?’ in the address bar. Type a search term after the ‘?’ to perform a search using your default search engine
Place your cursor in the address bar, the press Ctrl + Left Arrow.................................Jump to the previous word in the address bar
Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl + Right Arrow....................................Jump to the next word in the address bar
Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl + Backspace..................................Delete the previous word in the address bar




Shortcuts to open Google Chrome features 

Ctrl + B...................................................................................................Toggle bookmarks bar on and off
Ctrl + H....................................................................................................................View the History page
Ctrl + J...............................................................................................................View the Downloads page
Shift + Esc.............................................................................................................View the Task Manager


Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl + P....................................................................................................................Print your current page
F5................................................................................................................................Reload current page
Esc..................................................................................................................................Stop page loading
Ctrl + F5 or Shift + F5............................................................Reload current page, ignoring cached content
Space bar...........................................................................................................Scroll down the web page
Home...................................................................................................................Go to the top of the page
End.................................................................................................................Go to the bottom of the page
Press Alt, then click the link...................................................................................................Download link
Ctrl + F....................................................................................................................Open find-in-page box
Ctrl + G or F3............................................................Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3..................................................................................................Wiew source Ctrl + U...............................................................Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl + D...................................................................................................Bookmark your current webpage
Ctrl + +...........................................................................................................................Make page larger
Ctrl + -..........................................................................................................................Make page smaller
Ctrl + 0................................................................................................................Return to normal text size


Text shortcuts

Highlight content, then press Ctrl + C.............................................................Copy content to the clipboard
Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert............................Paste current content from the clipboard
Highlight the content in a text field, then press Ctrl + X or Shift + Delete............................Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard (cut)





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