Imagine that you are clicking away in you favorite browser visiting links, reading a few sentences here, looking at some pictures there. And then, all of a sudden, your mouse or touchpad stops working. You click, you tap, but nothing happens. Can you still continue browsing?
The answer is — yes.
You keyboard can easily replace your mouse or touchpad. Of course, you want to repair your mouse or touchpad, too. But in the meantime, here are a few keyboard shortcuts that might come handy.
Opening and Closing
To open a new tab, press
To close the tab currently in focus, press
To close all open tabs at once, press
To switch tabs, press
To switch to the tab to the left of the current tab, press
If you have multiple tabs open, you can use
To scroll down faster on a page, press
To scroll up faster, press
To jump to the beginning of a page, press
To go to your preset home page — the page that automatically opens when you launch your browser, press
To go back one page, press
To reload the current page, press
To jump from one link to another, press
To search on a page, press
Bookmarking and History
Similarly, to show or hide the list of items in your history in the sidebar, press
All of the keyboard shortcuts mentioned above work in Mozilla Firefox.
Almost all of them work in Google Chrome, too. There are some exceptions, though.
The list of keyboard shortcuts not working in Internet Explorer is considerably longer:
Internet Explorer has one extra keyboard shortcut that I like —
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