Tips for faster web browsing

When it comes to the world of web browsing, speed is everything. But to catch up with modern technology, Webmaster, Drew, has compiled a list of 20 hints for faster browsing.

Faster web browsing is what everyone is looking for. Software companies spend millions of dollars to ensure that the average computer user can browse at optimum speeds. With revolutionary technologies including ADSL2 broadband and WiFi internet making it possible for people to access the internet wherever and whenever they want, it makes sense that we humans must catch up.

Both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have a number of keyboard shortcuts, or ‘Hotkey’s’ that enable us to keep up with the speed of the online software. So Webmaster, Drew, has compiled the 10 best shortcuts for each respective web browser, to ensure the next time you go online, you’re off in half the time.

Internet Explorer

10. To Select all items on a webpage use CTRL and A.

9. To Copy a selected item to the clipboard use CTRL and C

8. To Open the FIND box to search the current document use CTRL and F.

7. To Open a new Explorer window use CTRL and N.

6. To Close the current Explorer window use CTRL and W.

5. To Print the current page/document use CTRL and P.

4. To Open the Favourites utility use CTRL and I.

3. To Refresh the current page/document use CTRL and R. Also you can use the F5 key.

2. To Open the IE search utility use CTRL and E.

1. To Add the current page/document to your favourites use CTRL and D.


10. CTRL + T opens a new Firefox Tab

9. CTRL + C copies the selected text to the Windows clipboard

8. CTRL + H opens the webpage History sidebar

7. CTRL + F find text within the current webpage. Also CTRL + G finds more text within the same webpage

6. CTRL + N opens a new Firefox window

5. CTRL + I open the Bookmarks sidebar. Also, CTRL + D bookmarks the current webpage

4. CTRL + W Closes the current Firefox Tab or Window (if more than one tab is open)

3. CTRL + R reloads the current webpage

2. CTRL + M opens your mail program (if you have one) to create a new email message

1. CTRL + L Places the cursor into the URL box ready to type a website address

For more of Webmaster Drew’s tech tips on using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox more efficiently, click YOURLifeChoices simple short cut.

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