7 Keyboard Shortcuts That Ease Web Browsing On Your Computer
You probably know how to do some basic things with fast keys like cut and paste but do you know some other shortcuts such as reviving a closed tab? To do this, simply add “.com” to your text!
Here are some other quick shortcuts that can make Web browsing easier on your computer. If you are a Mac user however, remember to substitute the Command key for the Control key in the tricks listed below.
CTRL + Plus sign: Zoom in
Is the font too small on a given web page? CTRL + Plus zooms you in, while CTRL + Minus zooms you out. Now you can feel like all those cops on CSI shows who “zoom in and enhance” grainy pictures of bad guys just by mashing a few keys!
Ctrl + Enter = .com
Wish there was a shortcut for adding “.com” to the end of a web address? There is: when your cursor is in the URL bar you can instantly append .com to the end of your text by hitting Ctrl + Enter, then navigate to that page without hitting another button.
CTRL + SHIFT + T : Open the most recently closed tab
CTRL + shift + t instantly reopens the last tab you closed (the more you press it, the older the tabs you will have access to).
If you usually have more than one tab open while you browse, this trick can help save your presumed lost work. If you want to open a new tab altogether, just hit CTRL + t.
CTRL + back arrow: Go back one page in your browsing history
CTRL + back arrow is a quick and mouse-free way of going back one page in your browsing history. If that wasn’t your intention, you can hit CTRL + forward arrow to move forward one page.
In Facebook: J and K for effortless scrolling
Want a more satisfying Facebook experience? On your newsfeed, hit the J key to instantly highlight the next article down in your feed; hit the K key to move up one article. Once you have an article selected, hit the L key to like it. You don’t have to use your mouse next time.
Space bar: Automatically scroll down a page while browsing
The next time you reach the bottom of the screen while reading a long article, hit the space bar to jump one screen-length down. If you hit the space bar by accident, simply press shift + space to scroll back up to where you were.
CTRL + D = bookmark a page
Digging around for the “add bookmark” option in your browser toolbars is a waste of time that could be spent looking at something more profitable. Instead, hit CTRL + D to add a bookmark.
CTRL + L: Move the cursor to the URL bar
Know where you’re headed? CTRL + L launches your cursor right to the address bar so you don’t have to waste your time navigating through Google. An easy way to remember this: CTRL + L when you know the URL.