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Top keyboard tips to make Internet browsing easier

There are many hidden secret keyboard shortcuts can that make your browsing much simpler, faster and easier! Check

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Scrolling, typing, endless boredom of the manual way to use a computer; or so you think. Did you know that there are hidden tips and tricks to using a keyboard? There are specific combinations that can help you bring up pages, commands and other prompts much quicker and without the need to take your hands off the keyboard – ironic as it is but scroll down to find out!

Space - Shift+Space

Instead of scrolling with the mouse, press the space bar to go down a page and “Shift”+Space to go up a page.

Ctrl+L

To get to the address bar, instead of scrolling to the top of the screen, use “Ctrl+L” and it will highlight the address bar.

Ctrl+R

Tired of waiting for a page to NOT load? Press “Ctrl+R” to reload the page it’ll save time finding the refresh button!

Ctrl+1-8

Let’s say 3 tabs are open and you’re on the first one but need the third. Press “Ctrl+3” and it will go straight to that tab. 

Ctrl+W

To close a tab, instead of going to the ‘X’ on screen, use “Ctrl+W” on the tab you wish to close.

Ctrl+N

To open a new window, you can simply just use the command “Ctrl+N” and you can start to type instantly.

Ctrl+O

If you want to open a file from your desktop, all you need to do is “Ctrl+O” and it will open the window for you to select a file.

Ctrl+J

To check all of your downloads on Chrome, “Ctrl+J” will bring up any previous downloads on Chrome’s browser. 

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

To free up space or you want all the browsing history gone, “Ctrl+Shift+Backspace” will do the trick for you.

I know what you’re thinking – they’re cool and it makes everything faster rather than trying to find an icon or scrolling back to the top of a page. There are more keyboard tips online, but these are some that you may find most useful! 

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