Sunday, August 9, 2009

20 Keyboard Shortcuts to Enhance Your Web Browsing Speed

Shortcuts are one of the key ways to go if you are thinking of how can i work more faster with my web browser? No matter what all tweaks you apply to speed up your browsers still you will find some thing missing. Yes! they are Keyboard Shortcuts. Using Keyboard Shortcuts will greatly help you to work faster with your browser. A lot of your time and energy can be saved by using simple Keyboard Shortcuts?Keyboard Shortcut's to Speed Up Web Browsing So, it is essential to know some basic Keyboard Shortcuts that will help you to work faster with your Web Browser and saves you a lot of time. Here are some of them.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari


Ctrl + T (Open A New Tab) - Instead of right clicking and selecting or clicking the New Tab option, using the Ctrl + T keyboard shortcut will help you open a new tab in the current window.


Ctrl + W (Close the Current Tab) - Like Opening a New Tab in your browser, this will help you to Close the Current Tab you are working with.


Ctrl + N (Open A New Window) - This will help you to open up a new window in your browser.


Ctrl + D (Bookmark Current Website) - Bookmark your useful websites using this easy shortcut.


F5 ((Refresh)) - Refresh the Current Open Tab.


Ctrl + F5 (Hard Refresh) - Clear the cache of the current stored webpage and stores a fresh new copy. Thats what a Hard Refresh is for. Helpful when just posted comments don't appear etc.


Ctrl + H (Show History) - You know it! Show the history of previously visited webpages.


Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6(Not For Opera) (Highlight Search Bar) - No need to move your mouse and click on the address bar to type a websites address in your browser again. Just use this quick shortcut.


Ctrl + E (Highlight Search Bar) - This will move the cursor to the search bar. Save the time you move your mouse over to the search bar!


Ctrl + (+/-) (Zoom In/Out) - Zoom in or Zoom out the current pages.


Ctrl + F (Find) - Instantly find a particular text on the current page.


Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V (Copy/Paste) - I bet you already know this!


Home / End (Top / Bottom) - These will help you to go to the Top or Bottom of a Page in a Jiffy.


CTRL + Click (Not for Opera) (Open Link in Background) - Open a link in a Background Tab without interfering your work.


CTRL + U (Source) - View the source code of the current website.


CTRL + left Click (Save Images (Opera Only)) - In fact this is a really a very handy shortcut that will save time. Why need to right click on an image and select the Save Image... option? Just Hold down the Ctrl key and click the left mouse button.


CTRL + Shift + T or (CTRL + Z also works in Opera) (Restore Tab) - This will help you to quickly reopen or recover previously closed Tab easily.



Some Additional Time Saver Keyboard Shortcuts


In fact these are some really useful shortcuts to save your time and energy.

You can save a lot of time by excluding the www., .com , .org, .net etc. There are simple keyboard shortcuts that can do these jobs very easily. We actually need to enter the name of the website only in the address bar of the browser.

Enter name of the website in the address bar and press CTRL + ENTER to auto-complete http://www. and the .com/ parts automatically. For example, type computingunleashed in the address bar and press CTRL+ENTER, the browser will automatically make it http://www.computingunleashed.com/.


Like wise SHIFT+ENTER will auto-complete the .net domains and CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER auto-completes the .org


If you feel that the mouse more comfortable and than the keyboard shotcuts, then i recommend you to, first try these shortcuts for a day or two to familiarize them. Once you do it you wont go back. And if you know any more shortcuts to be included please comment it down. I will surely include them in the post.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

Ctrl + L means I have to take my hand off the mouse. If you hit F6, it will do the same task.

F6 ftw. :)

August 13, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Amal said...

Yes Dan Thanks Very Much for the tip. But that doesn't work in opera. But thats not a problem. That shortcut works in other popular browsers.
Ihave included it in main post.
Thanks Again.

August 13, 2009 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Sagar Das said...

Crtl-TAB to change tab in the forward direction and Crtl-SHIFT-TAB to change tabs in the backward direction.

Backspace - To go to previous page viewed.
SHIFT-BackSpace - To go to the next page that was already viewed.

August 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Amal said...

Thanks Sagar For mentioning those shortcuts.
The Ctrl + TAB and Ctrl + Shift + Tab shortcut also works in windows.
Good Luck

August 13, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Web Design Bureau of Mauritius said...

When you zoom in or out, CTRL+0 (zero) gets you back to the original text size.

CTRL+E and CTRL+K do the same thing (handy for left handers).

In FF, CTRL+I opens a search bar where you can search your bookmarks.

August 17, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Amal said...

Thanks Friend For the useful shortcuts.

August 17, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Shekhar Saxena said...

Thanks man for these shortcuts. thumbs up.. are you ready for link exchange with my blog ?

August 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Amal said...

You are welcome friend. Shekhar, i am sorry to say you that i have stopped link exchanges for the time being. Lets think of it in the near future and thanks for the compliments friend.

August 21, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's "shortcuts" not "shortcut's."

October 26, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

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