Internet Browsing tips
Never type www. .com ever again
When the website you want is a .com, just type the name of the site into the address bar (as below) eg ‘pcprop’ then press CTRL+Enter to automatically add the rest http://www.pcprop.com/
To search for “Matt Hughes”, restricts the results to contain only the words between the speech marks. eg.
Remove words from search results using – (minus)
You can omit words from search results by putting a – infront of the word. For example, I was looking on Ebay for a second hand estate car, but I didnt want any results for Rover, Citroen, or BMW, so I typed this into the Ebay search:
estate car -rover -citroen -bmw
I also wanted to search Google for a second hand car without any results from Ebay, so I type this into the search box:
second hand cars -ebay
Search for results within a single website
If you want to search for a word within 1 website, without getting results for other websites, here’s how.
For example: to search for the word help within pcprop.com, type in site:pcprop.com help.
Using Accelerators (Internet Explorer)
1. Highlight some text that you want to searth the internet for
2. Click the Accelerator button to display the list of Accelerators
3. Click the option you want, Search with Google, or whatever you have on your list.
You can remove or add them by clicking All Accelerators, then Manage Accelerators.
Fill in forms quicker
If you are filling out a form, you can press TAB (above caps lock) to move to the cursor to next entry box, try below :
Enter some text here
Press tab to start typing here
you get the idea
View the web page in full screen mode
Press F11. Press again to return to normal mode.
Zoom the view
Open a link in a new window
Hold SHIFT while clicking the link
Open link in a new Tab
Hold CTRL while clicking the link
Restore a previously closed Tab (I think this is clever)
Press and hold CTRL+SHIFT, then press T.