Here’s some ways to speed up searching and browsing by using shortcuts for common tasks.
- Press F7 to turn on Caret Browsing. You’ll now see a blinking cursor
when you click on a page, which you can move around with the arrow
keys. What’s really handy is that when you move the cursor to a link,
you can open it by pressing Return, which allows you to move rapidly
through web pages using only the keyboard. Control+Left/Right in Caret Browsing mode will move by whole words. It doesn’t always work well on pages with complex layouts.
- Hold Command/Control when pressing Return after typing a word in the location bar and it will add www and .com to the start and end. For example, typing ibm and Command/Control+Return will take you to http://www.ibm.com. Shift+Return does the same, but adds .net, and Command/Control+Shift+Return adds .org.
- If you select some text, you can instantly search for it on Google using the right-click menu.
- Control/Command+L will let you type a URL into the location bar, without having to move the mouse and click on it.
- Control/Command+K lets you type into the search box without mousing over to it.