Everyone knows the shortcut keys for how to cut, copy or paste. But do you know how to scroll without using mouse or how to reopen the last closed tab or add ‘.com’ to your text without even typing it. Well, here are a few keyboard shortcuts which will make your web browsing much easier.
1. CTRL + SHIFT + T: Open the most recently closed tab
This shortcut key opens the last tab that you closed. The more you press this the much older tabs will be opened. This trick can be a life saver if you have more than one tab open.
2. CTRL + back arrow: Go back one page in your browsing history
Want to go back one page in your browsing history, just press this key and it’s done. You didn’t mean to do that? Press Ctrl + forward arrow to move one page forward.
3. In Facebook: J and K for effortless scrolling
Want to scroll down your news feed without using a mouse, just hit the J key to show up your next article and press the K key to move up one article.
4. Space bar: Automatically scrolls down a page while browsing
Reading a long article and want to go to the bottom of the screen, press space bar to jump one screen-length down. Or just hit shift + space bar to go back up to where you were.
5. CTRL + D = bookmark a page
Loved something while browsing and want to bookmark it, just press Ctrl + D instead of digging around your browser’s option to ‘add bookmark’ option.
6. CTRL + L: Move the cursor to the URL bar
Launches your cursor right in the address bar so you can begin typing and you don’t have to waste your time navigating through Google.
7. CTRL + K: Move the cursor to the search box
Move’s your cursor to the search box and search what you want to know.
8. CTRL + 1: Switch to the first tab
Moves you to the tab as indicated by the number. For example, Ctrl + 1 will take you to the first tab, ctrl + 2 will take you to the second tab and so on. Simple way to switch between the tabs.
9. CTRL + Plus sign: Zoom in
Not able to read something on a given web page? Press ctrl + plus sign to zoom in or press ctrl + minus sign to zoom out.
10. Ctrl + Enter = .com
Simply hit ctrl + enter to instantly add ‘.com’ at the end of your Web address in the address bar and get to the page without pressing another button.
11. CTRL + W: Close current tab
That’s it for today! Now press ctrl + W to close the current tab in a cool way!