Note: Mac users substitute Open Apple for ALT, and Command Key for CTRL.
|ALT-D||to jump insertion point to address bar.|
|Instead of lunging for your mouse, try this slick technique for opening a new page. Press ALT-D, and your insertion point (cursor) will jump to the address bar. Then simply overtype the existing address.|
|CTRL-Enter||to type “www…com” quickly.|
|When combined with ALT-D above, this works wonders! Once you are in the address bar, there is no need to type the http:// prefix or the www. or the .com domain names. Simply type the middle portion of the desired address, and press CTRL-Enter.e.g. If you type CNN and press CTRL-Enter, you will go to http://www.cnn.com|
|CTRL-Mouse wheel spin||to enlarge or shrink page font size|
|That screen font is too small or too large for you? No worries, simply spin your mousewheel while holding CTRL. Your font size changes incrementally.|
|CTRL-T||to launch a new tab|
|A favorite trick for power Internet users… this enables you to read your Gmail or Hotmail, while searching Google, and simultaneously checking your stocks and weather reports.CTRL-T launches a new tab (effectively a new browser window, but without all the memory overhead of a full window).|
|to launch a new window with the link.|
|If you are doing research, and wish to keep your current location while browsing another, use SHIFT while you click on a link. The new page opens in a second window.|
|Backspace||to reverse one page in your browser history.|
|Instead of lunging for your “back button”, use backspace to reverse once into the past.
Excellent for researching and browsing.
|F11||to expand to Full Screen view|
|This effectively adds 25% more viewing area to your screen.
F11 hides the title bar, menu bar, address bar, and status bar. Press F11 again to toggle back to regular view.
|CTRL-K||jump to Google bar to search|
|There is an integrated Google search bar in the top right of the screen. Use CTRL-K to quick-jump to this, and search for your next web page!|
|F5||refresh-reload the web page|
|If your page fails to fully load, or if you are looking to update the weather and sports scores on your screen, press the classic F5 key to refresh.|
|CTRL-D||to bookmark the current page|
|Again, save yourself the effort of lunging for your mouse. Press CTRL-D, and your bookmark dialog box will appear.
Related: pressing enter will accept the dialog box defaults.