Web: Common Shortcuts You Should Know

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Using keyboard shortcuts increases your productivity and efficiency, while reducing repetitive strain. Here is a handy list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for navigating around the Web.

Browser

  • To access your address bar directly: PressF6 or Ctrl +
  • To access blocked web page: Go to Google Translate, paste the URL, select source language as other language, select destination language as the web page’s language, click  Free web proxy.
  • To close a tab: Middle click on it.
  • To view articles with slideshows or multiple pages: Press Print or Ctrl + P.
  • To open all web pages of a bookmark folder: Middle click on the folder.
  • To reset to the default Window size of your web page after zooming: Press Ctrl + 0.
  • To highlight text in a web page:  Click on the starting point, then press Shift + Click on the ending point. No more mouse dragging especially long text highlights.
  • To fit more bookmarks: Remove all text. Only the favicon is visible now.

 YouTube

  • To pause a video: Press
  • To skip 10 seconds back and forward: PressJ and L
  • To search videos from a specific user only: Type@ before you search.
  • To save your time watching videos: Press> and < to speed up and slow down the video respectively.

    Google Chrome

  • To open Chrome’s built-in task manager: Press Shift + Esc. Extremely useful when Chrome freezes.
  • To remove specific suggestion: Select the suggestion, then press Shift + Delete. Go and delete your how to shave my embarrassing searches now.
  • To drag multiple tabs to a new window: Press Ctrl + Click on tabs you want to move. Do the same to move multiple tabs to an existing window.

    Windows

  • To open Task Manager directly with one hand: PressCtrl + Shift + Esc. You’re welcome.
  • To minimize every open Windows except yours:Shake your active window. Do the same to maximize all windows. You sneaky Microsoft.
  • To freeze Task Manager: HoldCtrl  Useful for inspecting specific processes.
  • To take a screenshot of the active window only: Press Alt + Print Screen. Bye Snipping Tool.
  • To delete one word at a time: Press Ctrl + Backspace.
  • To open applications on the taskbar: Press Windows key + Sequence number of the application. Do the same to minimize/maximize it.
  • To paste text without formatting: Press Ctrl + Shift + V.
  • To rename a file: Press F2. Works for multiple file too, which will append “(1), (2), etc.” at the end.
  • Open your Calculator and select View. Calculate your mortgage payment, fuel economy, vehicle lease payment, and more.