Keyboard Shortcuts for Browsers

Ctrl + T (Open A New Tab) – Instead of right clicking and selecting or clicking the New Tab option, using the Ctrl + T keyboard shortcut will help you open a new tab in the current window.

Ctrl + W (Close the Current Tab) – Like Opening a New Tab in your browser, this will help you to Close the Current Tab you are working with.

Ctrl + N (Open A New Window) – This will help you to open up a new window in your browser.

Ctrl + D (Bookmark Current Website) – Bookmark your useful websites using this easy shortcut.

F5 ((Refresh)) – Refresh the Current Open Tab.

Ctrl + F5 (Hard Refresh) – Clear the cache of the current stored webpage and stores a fresh new copy. That’s what a hard refresh is for. Helpful when just posted comments don’t appear etc.

Ctrl + H (Show History) – You know it! Show the history of previously visited webpages.

Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6 (Not For Opera) (Highlight Search Bar) – No need to move your mouse and click on the address bar to type a websites address in your browser again. Just use this quick shortcut.

Ctrl + E (Highlight Search Bar) – This will move the cursor to the search bar. Save the time you move your mouse over to the search bar!

Ctrl + (+/-) (Zoom In/Out) – Zoom in or Zoom out the current pages.

Ctrl + F (Find) – Instantly find a particular text on the current page.

Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V (Copy/Paste) – I bet you already know this!

Home / End (Top / Bottom) – These will help you to go to the Top or Bottom of a Page

CTRL + Click (Not for Opera) (Open Link in Background) – Open a link in a Background Tab without interfering your work.

CTRL + U (Source) – View the source code of the current website.

CTRL + left Click (Save Images (Opera Only)) – In fact this is a really a very handy shortcut that will save time. Why need to right click on an image and select the Save Image… option? Just Hold down the Ctrl key and click the left mouse button.

CTRL + Shift + T or (CTRL + Z also works in Opera) (Restore Tab) – This will help you to quickly reopen or recover previously closed Tab easily.

Some Additional Time Saver Keyboard Shortcuts

In fact these are some really useful shortcuts to save your time and energy.

You can save a lot of time by excluding the www., .com , .org, .net etc. There are simple keyboard shortcuts that can do these jobs very easily. We actually need to enter the name of the website only in the address bar of the browser.

Enter name of the website in the address bar and press CTRL + ENTER to auto-complete http://www. and the .com/ parts automatically.

Likewise SHIFT+ENTER will auto-complete the .net domains and CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER auto-completes the .org

Author: Jas Dhaliwal

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. He specializes in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. You can follow @Jas on Twitter