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Universal Browser Tips You May Not Be Using

We spend a lot of time with Internet browsers, so we ought to get to know them better. In an article for MakeUseOf, Mihir Patkar shares some tips that work across just about any browser worth using.

For instance, the Esc key halts page loading. The spacebar scrolls down the page, but Shift+Spacebar will scroll back up. Ctrl+T will open up a new tab. And you can “pin” tabs to the browser by right-clicking on them, the same way that items can be pinned to the taskbar in Windows. Pinned tabs will reduce to just their favicon, useful for saving space.

Likewise, if you want to save space in your bookmarks toolbar, simply go into the Properties of your most identifiable bookmarks and delete their text names. The clickable favicon icons will remain—just minus the text! Another especially valuable thing to know is that “middle click” (typically the mouse wheel) can open hyperlinks directly into new tabs, and middle click can also close tabs.

For more (mostly) universal tips, you can view the full article here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-universal-browser-tips-that-you-probably-arent-using/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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