Rest Your Mouse! Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Favorite Browser

By | August 27, 2019
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Rest Your Mouse! Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Favorite Browser

Keyboard shortcuts are great for those who don’t like using a mouse. They can also save you time. So, we’ve put together this list of browser shortcuts that work with most popular browsers. So even if you’re a mouse lover, isn’t it time you gave your mouse a rest?

* Shift+Escape opens the browser’s task manager. (Chrome  and Chromium-based browsers like Edge Dev Only) 

* Ctrl+B toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.

* Ctrl+L to move your cursor to the address bar.

* Ctrl+K moves your cursor to the address bar to enter a Google search.

* Ctrl+T opens a new tab.

* Ctrl+N opens a new window.

* Ctrl+Shift+T opens the last closed tab.

* Ctrl+Shift+N opens a new window in “Incognito Mode.” (Chrome & Chromium-based browsers like Edge Dev only)

* Ctrl+Tab cycles through open tabs; Ctrl+Shift+Tab reverse cycles through open tabs.

* Ctrl+J opens Downloads.

* Ctrl+W closes the current tab.

* Ctrl+R refreshes the current page.

* Ctrl+H opens the browser’s History.

* Alt+Home loads your homepage.

* Ctrl+1 through 9 switches to a particular open tab position.

* Ctrl++, Ctrl+-, Ctrl+0 Enlarges, reduces and restores default text sizes, respectively.

And did you know…

You can use the up/down arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll up or down a web page when browsing, instead of using your mouse. Indeed, you can. And, if you want to scroll up and down on a large page you can click the Page Down button on your keyboard, and it will scroll in increments until you get to the bottom. You can use the Page Up button to go back up to the top. If you want to go back to the top of the page from anywhere on the page – just hit the “Home” key.

If you are a bottom feeder, like TC, you can get to the bottom of the page quickly from anywhere on the page by pressing the “End” key.

Use keyboard shortcuts and give your mouse a rest – because even a mouse needs rest you know.

One thought on “Rest Your Mouse! Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Favorite Browser

  1. Virginia Borders

    OhBoy, this came at just the right time for me. I was needing a way to enlarge the type on my new computer and your shortcut works beautifully. I know and already use many of these shortcuts, but I never knew about that one to enlarge the type. Now – do you know of one to cut back on the brightness of the page?

    Thank you EB, so much!

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