The internet is a powerful and vast resource that can be extremely overwhelming for users, especially those that are inexperienced. Below you will find our top 10 tricks and tips for using the internet as well as an internet browser.
Tabbed browsing is available on all internet browsers, and you can take full advantage of it every time you are on the internet. While browsing a site or reading an article, you might find a link that looks interesting to you. Any link that you find interesting can be opened in a new tab which won’t interrupt your reading. To accomplish this, simply hold down CTRL and left-click on the link with your mouse. You can also open a new blank tab by pressing CRTL and T simultaneously.
When you enter an internet address, there’s no need to include the www or http:// in the address. For instance, if you want to visit Guru of Tips, you simply need to insert guruoftips.com. To make things even simpler when you visit a .com site, simply type guruoftips followed by pressing Ctrl+Enter.
Switch between web page fields much faster
If you are filling out an email, first name, or address, you can switch between each field by simply using the Tab key or by using Shift+Tab to switch back a field. This is extremely handy and much faster than clicking with your mouse in each field you wish to enter information.
Know your shortcuts for Internet Browsers
There are several shortcut keys that you can use while using an internet browser. Below you will find our most recommended shortcuts.
• Press Ctrl+L or Alt+D to position the cursor into the address bar.
• Holding down Ctrl and pressing – or + will decrease and increase the size of the text. To reset the text, simply use Crtl+0.
• Press Alt + left arrow or the backspace key to go back a page.
• Press Ctrl+R or F5 to reload or refresh a web page.
• To make the browser full screen, press F11. To return to normal view, press F11 again.
• To open internet bookmarks, press Ctrl+B.
• To search for specific text on the website, press Ctrl+F to open a search box.
Use the full potential of internet search engines
Get the best results from every search. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, try adding quotes to your text. For instance, searching for ‘internet tips’ without adding quotes will return results with ‘internet’ and ‘tips’ anywhere on the web page. However, should you search for “internet tips” with quotes, you will only receive pages with “Internet” and “tips” next to each other.
Use alternative browsers
Most users will simply use the default browser that’s already installed on their computers. For instance, most will use Internet Explorer when using Microsoft Windows. However, there are several fantastic alternatives that come equipped with various features, and they are free to download. Some of our favourites include Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.