Friday tip: two handy web browser shortcuts

By: John McGarvey

Date: 12 July 2013

Web browser shortcuts{{}}Keyboard shortcuts can make a big difference to the speed at which you use your computer, yet many people aren't aware they even exist.

We've covered some key keyboard shortcuts before (like copy, cut and paste), but here are two web browser shortcuts that will come in handy when you're browsing the internet.

Both shortcuts work in almost all common web browsers.

Never type .com again

If you're typing an internet address like 'www.microsoft.com' into your browser, you don't actually need to type the '.com'.

Instead, you can just hit CTRL+ENTER. This web browser shortcut will add the '.com' to the end for you, and take you to that website.

Move back through forms

You might already know that you can tap the TAB key to move to the next field in an online form. That's handy when you're entering your details or registering on a website.

But you might not realise that if you make a mistake, you can hit SHIFT+TAB to go back to the previous field.

What are your most-used web browser shortcuts?

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