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4 Tricks For Better Internet Browsing

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4 Tricks For Better Internet Browsing

You likely use the internet every single day. Eventually, you’ll start to realize that you can use it more effectively for achieving your goals. In cases like this, it’s wise find shortcuts to improve your overall use of the Internet, as it’s it will make your internet browsing and researching all the more efficient. Check these out below.

Take Advantage of Tabbed Browsing

Suppose you land on an interesting article that contains useful links, but you don’t want to leave the page. Instead, simply right-click on the link and select ‘Open in new tab’. For an even faster shortcut, click on the link while holding the Ctrl key.

Leave Out the Beginning of the URL

If you can’t remember the beginning of a URL, don’t sweat it. As long as it’s HTTP or HTTPS, you probably don’t need to enter it to find the right site. The URL will be identified by the web browser automatically. However, you will want to pay attention to the URL if you’re navigating an online shop or a site where sensitive information is exchanged. Never enter information into a site that isn’t using encryption.

Navigate Through Forms Quickly

Navigate through forms on web pages quickly and easily by hitting the Tab key. This will advance the cursor through each field in sequence, making it much easier to fill out than clicking on every single field. To go back to a previous field, hit Shift + Tab.

Use Browser Shortcuts

Some of the same keyboard shortcuts you would use in word processors will also work in a web browser, like copy, cut, and paste. There are others, however, that are specific to a web browser, including the following:

  • • Use F5 or Ctrl+R to refresh the web page.
  • • Use Ctrl+F to open the Find function, which will let you search a web page for specific text.
  • • Use Ctrl+B to open the Bookmarks function.
  • • Press Ctrl and the plus or minus keys to make the text bigger or smaller.

What are some of your favorite web browsing tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments.