Four Slick Quick Tips for You
These four tips are easy and quick. But more than that they’re useful and time-saving. Three of them are browser tips for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and almost any other browser — and one is a “copy and paste” tip.
Three browser tips first…
1. Show recently viewed pages with a click
Did you know you can show a list of recently visited pages from the current tab? You can. All you have to do is right-click on the “Back” button and you’ll see a list of recently visited pages. Keep in mind the back button may not be visible (or grayed out) when you first open your browser since there’s nothing to go back to, right?
Did you know you can drag any tab and rearrange the tabs showing at the top of your browser? And, if you drag a tab off the edge of the browser, it will open that tab in a new browser window. Just drag the tab outside the active browser window. And you can also add it back to the original browser window too. Just drag it and drop it where you want it.
3. Going Home
Most of you have a Web page you call your home page. In case you’re wondering, the browser’s home page or “Start” page is the page that opens when you first start your browser. Of course, we’re sure it’s https://thundercloud.net/start/ because you like us so much. Alas, it’s probably not though… but we can always hope.
Anyway, when you’re surfing the Web and have several tabs open, and you decide you want to return home page quickly here’s how to do it fast! All you have to do is press the Alt key + the Home key to return to your home (start) page. The next time you want to return to your home (start) page quickly, give your mouse a rest and use the Alt + Home shortcut.
A Copy & Paste tip
This tip works in any version of Windows, including Windows 11.
How do you copy? Do you copy text and links from the left to right or right to left? Did you know if you copy text from left to right, Windows automatically will automatically add a space to the beginning of the first line when you paste what you copied?
While that’s not a problem most of the time, it can be if you are copying and pasting passwords, usernames, a line of computer code, a registry entry, etc. That space at the beginning of the first line can cause you problems.
So, from now on try to get used to copying from right to left and avoid that extra space at the beginning of the first line that Windows adds automatically.