Productivity 212: Shortcuts For Internet Browsing

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Productivity 211: Shortcuts That Work Almost Anywhere

Web Browser Shortcuts

  • Jump down a page as you’re reading
    • SPACE
  • Turn Fullscreen Mode on and off
    • F11
  • Open a new tab
    • CTRL + T
  • Close the current tab
    • CTRL + F4
    • CTRL + W
  • Open a link in a new tab
    • CTRL + [Left Click]
  • Open a link in a new tab and go directly to it
    • CTRL + SHIFT + [Left Click]
  • Open a browser tab that was just closed
    • CTRL + SHIFT + T
  • Go back to the last page you visited or forward to one you’ve already visited
    • ALT + LEFT / ALT + RIGHT
  • Cycle left and right between tabs
    • CTRL + PAGE UP / CTRL + PAGE DOWN
    • CTRL + TAB / CTRL + SHIFT + TAB
  • Select a tab corresponding to the order on the screen
    • CTRL + [#]
  • Go back to your home page
    • ALT + HOME
  • Bring up a web search box
    • CTRL + L
    • ALT + D
  • Add www. and .com to the front and back of what you just typed in the web search box
    • CTRL + ENTER
  • Reload a page
    • F5
  • Reload a page that seems to be acting up
    • CTRL + F5
  • Stop a page’s loading
    • ESC
  • Bookmark a web page
    • CTRL + D
  • Bring up your web history
    • CTRL + H
  • Bring up the prompt to clear your browsing history
    • CTRL + SHIFT + DEL
  • Bring up your downloads history
    • CTRL + J
  • Cycle forward and backward between tabs
    • CTRL + TAB / CTRL + SHIFT + TAB
  • Copy something from the Internet with a prompt to choose what to copy
    • CTRL + ALT + V

Other Fun Tricks

  • Type in “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” in your URL bar to have a quick place to type something
  • Press F5 to refresh the browser in order to skip listening to an advertisement
    • Also, sometimes by clicking the ad’s link and going back to the video or song you can skip the advertisement
  • If a tab is constantly being used, then pin it by right-clicking and selecting it from the menu
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