Whether your favorite Internet browser is Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox or another, speed up your online activity with these Chrome tips and keyboard shortcuts (they all work with your browser of choice):
Once you click on a link from Google (or Bing, Yahoo, etc.) search results, quickly search the content to discover if the webpage contains the content or phrase that you are looking for.
To find text on the current page:
Jump directly to the location/address bar and highlight that text to edit or replace:
To add the current webpage to your favorites/bookmarks:
How many times a day do you click into your browser location/address bar and then type WWW [dot] SOMETHING [dot] COM? To automatically add www. before, and .com after what you’re typing in the location/address bar and then go to that site:
For instance, to go to the Microsoft website, first move to the location/address bar, then type microsoft, and finally press [Ctrl] + [Enter].
By the way, the “http://” portion of a web address is assumed and is rarely needed when entering a web address.
To make the screen fonts display bigger on a webpage:
To make the screen fonts display smaller on a webpage:
To zoom to a view of 125%:
If you have a mouse with a roller wheel, just hold [Ctrl] while rolling up or down to zoom in or out.
To open a new browser window:
To open a new tab:
Hop among tabs within a browser window:
For example, press [Ctrl] + 2 to move to the 2nd tab in your browser window.
Simplify your online work with these quick and easy browser shortcuts.
By Dawn Bjork, The Software Pro®
Microsoft Certified Trainer, Technology Speaker, Software Consultant