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07-27-2001, 02:27 PM
You can do most mouse operations while surfing with keyboard shortcuts. This generally speeds things up. Here's a list of handy keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer:
F11 -- Toggle between full screen and regular view of the browser window
ALT+HOME -- Go to your homepage
UP ARROW -- Scroll toward the beginning of a page
DOWN ARROW -- Scroll toward the end of a page
HOME -- Jump to beginning of page
END -- Jump to end of page
CTRL+F -- Bring up dialog box to search for a word or phrase in current page
CTRL+R -- Refresh Page
CTRL+N -- Open new browser window
CTRL+W -- Close current window (good for cleaning up pop-ups).
TAB -- Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar.
07-27-2001, 02:27 PM
Here are some more:
Here's even more keyboard shortcuts to make your surfing zippy:
F1 -- Display Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context Help on an item.
SHIFT + TAB -- 4. Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar.
ALT + RIGHT ARROW -- Go to the next page.
ALT + LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE -- Go to the previous page.
SHIFT + F10 -- Display shortcut menu for a link.
CTRL + TAB or F6 -- Move forward between frames.
SHIFT + CTRL + TAB -- Move back between frames.
PAGE UP -- Scroll toward the beginning of a document in large increments.
PAGE DOWN -- Scroll toward the end of a document in large increments.
HOME -- Go to the beginning of a document.
END -- Go to the end of a document.
CTRL + F -- Find on this page.
CTRL + F5 -- Refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same.
ESC -- Stop downloading a page.
CTRL + O or CTRL + L -- Go to a new location.
CTRL + S -- Save the current page.
CTRL + P -- Print the current page or active frame.
ENTER -- Activate the selected link.
CTRL + E -- Open the Search bar.
CTRL + I -- Open the Favorites bar.
CTRL + H -- Open the History bar.
07-27-2001, 02:28 PM
OK..OK...just a few more!
Using the Address Bar
ALT + D -- Select the text in the Address bar.
F4 -- Display a list of addresses you've typed.
CTRL+LEFT ARROW -- When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next period or slash in address.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW -- When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the period or slash in the address.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW -- Add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar.
UP ARROW -- Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches.
DOWN ARROW -- Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches.
Working with Favorites
CTRL+D -- Add the current page to your favorites. x
CTRL+B -- Open the Organize Favorites dialog box.
ALT+UP ARROW -- Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box.
ALT+DOWN ARROW -- Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW -- Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard.
CTRL+C -- Copy the selected items to the Clipboard.
CTRL+V -- Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location.
CTRL+V -- Select all items on the current Web page.
07-27-2001, 07:08 PM
Wow...you went on a keyboard shortcut tip frenzy today, huh? LOL :)
08-13-2001, 07:49 PM
Here's even a faster way to surf! Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice SPAM;D *very evil grin* MUaHahAha..
08-14-2001, 06:55 PM
I lost my mouse one time, so I had to surf without it. SPAMNo choice. SPAMKeystrokes might help, but I wouldn't want to go through what I had to put up with again. SPAMImagine you're on a page with 60 links (not an unusually large number for some sites). SPAMYou want link #55. SPAMThat means you have to hit the tab key 55 times before you get to where you'd like to be!
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