Quick and Useful Right-Click Tips for Any Browser

By | November 10, 2019
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Quick and Useful Right-Click Tips for Any Browser

These tips work in any browser. They’re simple and maybe some of you already know them. If you do, this will be a reminder. If you don’t, these tricks will come in handy.

Open a page in a new window or a new tab

You can open any page in a new browser window by right-clicking the link and choosing “Open page in a new window” or “Open page in a new tab”.

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Another trick? Hold down the Shift key and click a link and it will open in a new window.


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Right-click a download link

If you click on a download link the download will start and it will save to your default download location. But what happens if you try to download a PDF file? Normally, if you click a link to a PDF file, the file opens in your browser. Of course, after it does, you can save it to your computer. But what if you just want to download the PDF file?

In Chrome or Firefox, right-click the download link and choose “Save link as”. A File Explorer (Windows Explorer) window will open and you can choose where to save the file – you’ll even be able to rename it.

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In Internet Explorer or Edge, right-click the download link and choose “Save target as”.

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Now, if you already knew these easy tips… let this be a reminder. If you didn’t know them, you learned something new. Right?

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