This is Gizmos Scan Quick Tips, simple tricks to help you save time while you go about surfing the web on your PC or Laptops web browser. Today, We will tell you 8 cool keyboard shortcuts that can be used with your Windows or Mac’s web browser that can save you time and increase productivity. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
1.) Close Or Open New Tabs And Windows
First, on our list of 8 cool keyboard Shortcuts is Closing or Opening a new tab and Windows in a Web browser.
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + W closes the current Tab. And you can reopen the last tab you closed by Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + Shift + T, which can be a lifesaver.
The Shortcut Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + N opens a new browser window. Whereas, you can open a new tab by pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + T.
2.) Jump Between Tab
Moving on, Second on our list of 8 cool keyboard shortcuts is a shortcut which helps you move between different tabs in a web browser with ease.
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + numbers from 1 to 8 is a quick way to navigate through all your open tabs in a browser. you should enter the number of the tab you need at the moment and Voila! the tab you want is right in front of you. Just remember to count from the left and also if you have more than 8 tabs open Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + 9 will take you to the last tab on the right.
3.) Zoom In And Zoom Out
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + “+” sign will allow you to zoom in on the information on the screen so that you can see the smaller details. On the other hand, pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + “-” will make everything on the screen look smaller. Finally, pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + “0” will take you back to the default zoom level.
4.) Move From One Tab To The Next
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + Tab, allows you to switch to the tab to the right of the one you are currently looking at. whereas, Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + Shift + Tab, will take you to the opposite way i.e, from right to left.
5.) Scroll Up Or Down The Page
Pressing the Space bar or Page Down button will move you one frame down. On the other hand, pressing Shift + Space or just the Page Up key, you will move you one frame up. And if you press the Home button, it will take you to the top of the page. whereas, hitting End will send you to the bottom of the current page. However, on The Mac computers, instead of Home, you need to press Fn + the Left arrow. While pressing Fn + Right arrow does the same thing as the End button.
6.) Work With Bookmarks and History
If you need to add the currently open site to your bookmarks, press Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + D and to view your browsing history press
Ctrl + H for Windows or Cmd + Y for a Mac. This will open a new tab where you’ll see your latest online steps. Besides, if you want to see the history of your most recent downloads enter Ctrl + J for Windows or Cmd + Option + L for a Mac.
7.) Erase Browsing History
To erase all your browsing history, Press Ctrl + Shift + Del for Windows or Cmd + Shift + Backspace for Mac. Naturally, this won’t make your history disappear in a blink of an eye, otherwise, you could accidentally lose all your data. This keyboard shortcut will pull up a special box where you’ll need to confirm that you do indeed want to delete all your browsing history. The only downside is this shortcut doesn’t work in Safari.
8.) Random Keyboard Shortcuts
Now lets talk about some random keyboard shortcuts that will allow you to different things faster.
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) + R is a handy shortcut if you are waiting for a page update. It refreshes the site that’s open in your current tab.
Pressing Alt + “<” or “>” comes in handy if you’ve followed a lot of links in the same tab. In this case, if you press Alt + “<” you’ll move to the link you opened before. Whereas, pressing Alt + “>” will send you one link forward. These shortcuts work for windows but if you are Mac user then press Cmd instead of Alt.
Pressing Ctrl (or Command for Mac users) +O lets you open a particular type of files. This way you will be able to view images, play videos or listen to music on spot. You don’t even need to open any other apps for this, the only downside is that the hotkey combo doesn’t work for Microsoft Edge.
Do you know any other helpful web browsing shortcuts? Leave them in the comments below! Also you can read about our 10 cool tips to extend your Android phone’s battery life here