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Whether your favorite Internet browser is Internet Explorer (IE),
Firefox, Chrome, Opera or another, speed up your online activity with these
Quick Find on a Webpage
Once you click on a link from Google (Yahoo, Bing,
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:
Tricks for Fast Moves to a Website
Jump directly to the location/address bar and
highlight that text:
Note: Depending on your version, only one of these shortcuts may work
but on most versions of these browsers, these shortcuts are now
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 add the current webpage to your
Change Fonts for Better Reading
To make the screen fonts display bigger on a
- [Ctrl] + + ([Ctrl] and the
To make the screen fonts display smaller on a
- [Ctrl] + - ([Ctrl] and the minus
Even better, if you have a roller wheel on your mouse, hold down
[Ctrl] and roll up or down to change the font and page size.
Navigate to Tabs and Windows
To open a new browser window:
To open a new tab (IE 7 or newer):
Hop among tabs within a browser window:
- [Ctrl] + the tab number (tabs are
ordered from left to right; numbers do not actually display)
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.
© Dawn Bjork Buzbee, MCT, The Software Pro®
Dawn Bjork Buzbee
is The Software Pro®
and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a certified Microsoft Office
Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, certified Microsoft Applications Specialist
(MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Dawn shares smart
and easy ways to effectively use software through her work as a software
speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 8 books.
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