Learning some keyboard shortcuts can make your browsing efficient and makes your surfing experience comfortable. Here I present a few very useful keyboard shortcuts that lets you perform tasks quickly and easily. Happy browsing!
8 Best Keyboard Shortcuts to make you efficient
1. The space bar
Do you use Spacebar while you browse internet? No? Then it’s one of the most useful shortcut key to scroll down. While surfing the web, instead of using the scroll wheel or down arrow, hit the space bar to move down the page. Also, hit Shift+space bar to scroll back up the page.
Sometimes, you accidentally close a tab in browser and you’ve not finished with the page there. In such situations this Ctrl+Shift+T is most handy. It opens the last closed tab in both Chrome and Firefox. Also, CTRL+T opens a new blank tab.
Everybody needs little privacy, isn’t it? Wish to browse internet withtout leaving your traces? Ctrl+Shift+N opens incognito mode in Chrome. Pages you view in incognito tabs won’t stick around in your browser’s history, cookie store, or search history after you’ve closed all of your incognito tabs. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be kept.
However, you aren’t invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit.
Some web pages are designed with really small font size. It’s comfortable if yo zoom in and read in increased font size. Use Ctrl+ to zoom in. Also, CTRL- decreases font size.
Need a word or phrase in web document? Scanning all over webpage or document for a word or phrase is truly nuisance. Instead press Ctrl+F and type the word you need to find. It will bring it in front if it’s there!
6. Press F2
Need to rename a selected file in open dialog box, save as dialog box and anywhere else? No more double-clicking! Sometimes when you double click the filename it accidentally opens the file, isn’t it? So the efficient way is to hit F2 and start typing the new name!
Are you writing email or somewhere else in web document? Ctrl+Backspace deletes the entire word. No more many backspaces! Also, CTRL+Shift+arrow highlights an entire word.
You got your browser hanged or needs to open up taskbar for some reason? Hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc to opens the task manager directly. Another way can be right-click the taskbar to select it from a list. No more CTRL+Alt+Delete!