|Top Ten Tips For Browsers|
The Internet is the most frequently accessed medium for information and communication and with the development of new operating systems there are a number of web browsers that are used to surf the net. Frank Johnson offers some tips, tricks and time saving keyboard short cuts for more efficient use of browsers
When Internet browsing was in its nascent stage, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the most popular browser for majority of users. However, with seamless development of new operating systems and devices for accessing the net, the number of browsers increased. Besides Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera are some of the common browsers that people use everyday to surf the World Wide Web. Some other web browsers include the likes of SeaMonkey, Netscape, Phoenix, and Maxthon.
Among other things, the speed and efficiency of our online activities depends on the web browser being used. Thankfully, there are ways to speed up browsing without having to click the mouse again and again. You can use keyboard shortcuts to pull up the sites that you visit often, open more tabs, or auto complete forms faster if you start using certain tips and tricks for web browsers. Here are a few useful ones:
1) Keyboard short cuts for Google Chrome
To use one of the most popular browsers more effectively, you can employ the following short cuts
2) Keyboard short cuts for Safari
Use Mac for surfing the net? Here are a few keyboard tips for the Safari
When you use the Chrome, you can terminate those stuck or problematic tabs without disturbing the rest of you browsing session. There is no need to go to Windows Task Manager to look for and terminate unresponsive tabs. Google Chrome is devised to treat each tab as a separate task in Windows and so the browser has its own Task Manager with a Windows like layout. Simply use SHIFT+ESC to activate it and from here you will be able to see which tabs and extensions take up resources and terminate the ones that are slowing down your system.
4) Hiding Firefox browser quickly
5) Keyboard shortcuts for Opera
You can use these for Opera 9.x in Windows
6) Keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer
7) Searching with Internet Explorer
It is easy to search the net from the address bar of IE – just enter a question mark, a blank space and the search word in the address field.
8) Changing size of text on webpage – Safari
Command + +: To increase the text size, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the key with plus sign.
Command + 0: To return to original text size, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the ‘zero’ number key.
Command + -: To decrease the text size, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the key with minus sign.
9) Use pop up blockers
All web browsers have an option for blocking pop ups. Along with this you can also use an ‘ad blocker’ to terminate all those annoying banner ads before they eat up space on your screen and interrupt with your work.
10) Organize bookmarks
Use the bookmark feature in your browser to maintain a list of web pages that you frequently refer to. This helps is cutting down on time spent in looking for URLs.
With these tips and tricks for browsers, you can really speed up your work on the Internet!
About the Author:Frank Johnson is a regular editorial contributor on technology products and services and business operation tips that help small to mid size enterprises. To know about using web browsers effectively, you may interact with him here