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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Geek Tips: Browsing Made Easier

I must admit, one of a geek's habits is browsing the Internet for... STUFF. That is, anything under the sun, or whatever the idea/passion/curiosity junk of the moment is. Sometimes I open more than 10 tabs using my Mozilla Firefox browser and shift between these tabs while the other pages are still loading to maximize the information being gathered at a time.

Because of this, I've learned a few tricks to speed up my browsing experience by using shortcuts and hot keys:
  • F6: Go to address bar of your browser
  • F5: Refresh
  • F3: Open the "FIND" function
Sometimes it's also cumbersome typing the URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) because you have to type dot-coms or triple w's just to load the page. Well, here are also a few short cuts:
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".NET" after the word GOOGLE.
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".COM" after the word GOOGLE.
  • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL], [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".ORG" after the word GOOGLE.
Also it would be great if you use Mozilla Firefox (I'm a FF fan ^___^), because it's easy, fast, efficient, and very convenient to use.

Happy Browsing!

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