All browsers have their idiosyncrasies right?
Most of us learn to deal with issues. I mean if Internet Explorer is your thing, I won’t upbraid you for that. But amid the eclectic personalities of our browsers, there is one unifying function that connects them all: keyboard shortcuts.
Today, I’m giving you 20 of my best keyboard shortcuts that should work in every browser on your PC. That’s right – all of em!
This way you only have to remember one list and then you can apply it to any browser you want.
Chizzeck it out…
Let’s start with navigating the web. Most people click the front and back arrows to get around; however, do you seriously want to be most people?
I didn’t think so. Here’s how to break out of the mold and do things the smarter way:
Alt + Left Arrow key
Alt + Right Arrow key
Hard Refresh, dumps cache and pulls down fresh content. Better than a normal reload.
Shift + F5
Stop the page from loading
Go to your home page
Alt + Home
Skip to the very top of the page
Skip to the very bottom of the page
Reopen the last tab you closed
Ctrl + Shift + t
Switch to the tab numbered from the left. For example, if the second tab is Google.com you press Ctrl + 2
Ctrl + 1 through 8
Close the current tab
Ctrl + w
Open a sparkling fresh, new tab
Ctrl + t
Open a completely new browser window
Ctrl + w
Zoom zoom zoom. Here’s how to make stuff big, small, full-screen and normal again.
Get big, enlarge everything! Wait that sounds weird.
Ctrl + mousewheel up
Zoom out so you can get more stuff on the screen
Ctrl + mousewheel down
Reset zoom to normal view
Ctrl + 0 (that's a zero)
Maximize the window full screen
If you’re like me, you spend 99% of your time finding stuff on the web. The other 1% is spent reading. Hopefully you’ll devote that 1% to my website.
Here’s how to find stuff – fast.
Find phrase in page
Find the next match after pressing F3
View your history
Ctrl + h
Don’t ask my why I was searching for Milli Vanilli…
Girl you know it’s truueee. Ohh, ohh ooh I love you
View your download history
Ctrl + j
Clear all your stuff and make it history!
Ctrl + Shift + Del
That’s it! Now don’t you feel like a keyboard king? Or to all my ladies: a keyboard queen?
If you feel that way, shout at me in the comments below. I need to feel your joy hahaa.