Web BrowsingTips:

Many computer users might think they know all they need to know about computers. They can browse and search and really, how much more can you need? But there are always new things that you can learn that will help you shave off valuable seconds in your working day. This Blog will help you with optimising your time when browsing the internet. Of course, you can always pass along your new found knowledge to your not-so-savvy friends and family members to help them along the path to becoming better PC users.

Jump to Address bar
There are a number of ways that you can quickly jump to the address bar from anywhere in a browser. You can press CTRL + L , F6 or ALT + D to do this job.

Automatically adding www. and .com to a URL
Now that you are in the address bar, you can cut off a few seconds by typing in a URL by simply clicking CTRL + Enter after you type in the name of the site to add a www. at the start and a .com at the end.

*NOTE*
  Not all websites have a .com at the end of their URL so make sure you are using the correct shortcut for the correct website address. For a .net use CTRL + Shift + Enter.

Bringing back a closed tab
Accidently closed that website in exactly the spot you needed it in? Well don’t worry. There is a very easy and quick method to getting it back. Just press CTRL + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to where you were on the page.


Using private browsing
The uses for not having browsing history saved are obviously important for some activities, like organising a surprise birthday party or buying a gift for someone on a shared computer. So by pressing CTRL + Shift + N you will launch a new private tab in Chrome or CTRL + Shift + P will work in Firefox and Internet Explorer that will stop anybody from knowing about your secret plans.

Cycling through open tabs
By pressing CTRL + TAB while in a browser, the tabs you have open already will be made to flip between each different tab. If you want a quicker way to open a certain tab, you can type CTRL and then the number of the tab in numerical order.