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Most Useful Shortcut Keys for Browsers

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If you spend more time in browsing you definitely need to know some tricks to make it fast. There are many shortcut keys you don’t know about or you know about few of them.

Here we are giving the detail of various shortcuts keys of web browsers that can be helpful to you for easy and fast surfing. All these shortcuts work in Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 7 and others. Even browsers that are older will still work with some of the shortcuts since a lot of the keys are standardized.

Middle Mouse Wheel Click

When you reading a page where you see a link and want to click on it but the click opens the link in same page, you will lost your current page. By this trick you will stay on the current page even after clicking over the link.Move your cursor over the link, click with the middle mouse wheel. This will open the link in a new tab. You can also use the middle mouse wheel to close any tab.


This is used to refresh the page. If your webpage is not loaded correctly or not showing some images on the webpage then update your browser’s cache by simply hitting F5 button. Your page will be reloaded immediately.


If you want to use your browser in full view or fullscreen mode then press F11 button. This will increse the screen size of your browser and is very useful in viewing large images or full page articles. Hit F11 again to exit from the fullscreen mode.


You can use F12 button in google chrome web browser and in mozilla firefox (after installing firebug in mozilla) to view the resources, elements, networks and scripts on that webpage. When you press F12 button, a small window splits in the bottom of the screen. You can also see the timeline, profiles, audits and console in that window. Move the cursor in the window you will see the information of the page, like, colour, font style etc. hit again F12 button and normal screen will come back.


When you are on a certain webpage and want to open a new site or web address on the same tab, just press Alt and D buttons together. You need not to move your cursor towards the address bar, only hit alt+D, your browser will have all the text in the address bar highlighted, delete the current address and type the desired url or web address.


This is the fastest way to open the new tab in the current browser. You can open as many tabs by pressing Ctrl+tab buttons.


You can check the status of all the downloads running and previous completed downloads by Ctrl+J. This will open the download window of your browser.

CTRL+ Page Down, CTRL+ Page Up

If you have opened several tabs, the you can use this shortcut to switch between these tabs. Ctrl + Page down allows you to go to the tab to the left and Ctrl + Page up brings you to the right tab.


This is used to find out keywords in a webpage. This will save you precious time for searching words in huge webpage specially a long article. When you press Ctrl and F button together a small box appears where you can type your keyword. If your word is in that page, it will be highlighted.


This will open your last closed tab in the browser. You can press this combination several times to bring back multiple closed tabs in the sequence that they were closed. Your browser will keep the track your browsing history in that tab.


You can zoom in and zoom out your webpage by pressing + and – buttons with Ctrl button. Press ctrl and the + on keyboard to zoom in the webpage content. Your page will be magnified. You can press these buttons several times and each time page will be more magnified, but upto a certain level. Press ctrl and - to zoom out and your page will become small. If you lost the original settings of the size of the webpage then press Ctrl and 0 buttons together, your view will be reset to normal. You can also use mouse wheel for this purpose. Hold the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel in up and down to zoom in and out the webpage in the browser. (TIMExplore.com)