Monday, May 2, 2016

How To Use Shortcuts To Navigate The Web

How To Use Shortcuts To Navigate The Web 
Grabbing a mouse and keyboard back and forth while browsing could be tedious sometimes. Keyboard shortcuts could come in here, in this case, to make your browsing experience easier and faster. Thankfully, the web has evolved to support an array of keyboard shortcuts. Here are some of the common shortcut keys:

Switching between Tabs and Open Windows

Hold the Ctrl key down and press Tab repeatedly to cycle through tabs.  Ctrl + Shift + Tab reverses the direction. You can also press Ctrl + 1 to 8 to move through tabs. 

Ctrl + 1 switches to the first tab and Ctrl + 9 takes you to the last tab. 

Alt + Tab allows you to cycle through open windows, whereas, Shift + Alt + Tab reverses the direction.

Alt + F4 closes the current browser window, whereas, Ctrl + F4 closes the current tab. To undo the close tab, press Ctrl + Shift + Tab. To undo close window, press Ctrl + Shift + N.

Displaying Sidebars

To display the history sidebar, press Ctrl + H. Ctrl + Shift + H allows you to display the library sidebar. Ctrl + B displays bookmarks sidebar and Ctrl + J displays the downloads sidebar.

Navigating The Current Page

To open a link in a new tab all you have to do is Press Ctrl and click the link. Press Shift, then click the link to allow you open the link on a new window.

Hit the Page Down or Page Up buttons to scroll down and up the current page respectively. To scroll down the end of current page, press the End button. Home button takes you to the top of the current page. 

To zoom in the current page, press Ctrl + + repeatedly. Ctrl - - will zoom out the current page.

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30 comments:

  1. That's some good tips to navigate easier online, esp when someone like me who has atleast 15 tabs open all times!

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  2. I'm bookmarking this!! These are great tips. Like the person above me said, I always have AT LEAST 15 tabs open at once so I need shortcuts to help me navigate the web faster!

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy tips when you try them.

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  3. Those are great tips for those who use windows but I use a mac so they don't really relate to me. :( Now if I can find a few extra shortcuts for mac I would be in heaven.

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    1. Oh! I guess that's my new assignment. I'll research and create a post on the shortcuts for Mac to further make you radiant in heaven.

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  4. The tab cycling shortcut if nifty! Thanks for the new knowledge.

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  6. Thanks for the tips. These shortcut can really save me a lot of time.

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    1. Always welcome. Glad to know it adds value to you!

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  7. I've learnt something new today... using keyboard shortcuts to toggle between tabs! Thanks for sharing the useful tips, very good for comment exchange :)

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    1. I completely agree. Thank you very much, Danessa!

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  8. This is a cool trick, it's definitely useful for people like you and me. It makes blogging and visiting other blogs a lot easier. It's a time saver!

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    1. Your right! A smart real time saver, which helps to enhance the flexibility of our abilities. I appreciate thy feedbacks!!

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  9. I remember learning this back in my school days. I still use some of the shortcuts for save, copy, paste, etc. It's good to refresh myself with this.

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    1. I vividly recall all that too including undo, redo, cut, find, et al...it's never a waste of knowledge! I'm glad it propels in refreshing your memories.

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  10. I have to try and study these tips. Any tip that helps you lessen computer time is very important in this very busy world we live in.

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    1. That's true. I hope you give one a try.

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  11. Good tips. I always have soo many tabs open at the same time. Nice to have it written in such an easy to understand manner

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    1. Graçias Debbie! Your far too kind with the comments. Do enjoy the tips!!

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  12. Great tips, I will definitely be trying to remember the sidebar one. this will be really helpful to a lot of people.

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  13. This helps a lot because I always open a lot of tabs and windows!! Thanks for the tips!

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  14. Nice shortcuts! I am into IT so use quite a few them regularly. They make things easier and faster.

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  15. I'm happy to hear of some of these. I like to know what the shortcuts are even if I don't use them all the time.

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  16. Haha!!! Great tips! Where was this when I was working on my first job that required all of us to be quick on our fingers and hot keys?
    Thank you for this article :)

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  17. I'm using Mac now and navigating from windows to windows is just a stroke of fingers! It took me sometime to get use to Windows again~

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  18. I love using shortcuts and it's always nice to see posts with numerous recommendations. I thinks shortcuts are great for those who work a lot at their computers!

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  19. Thanks for the tips on blog navigation, i will try it out.

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