If you are like me you spend a lot of time surfing the web. Also, if you are like me you love to optimize the things you do most frequently. My thesis is that the less time you have to spend grabbing your mouse and clicking around, the faster and more productive you will be. So with that I present to you how to surf the web like a pro.
Most people still use Chrome as it is one of the fastest web browsers, plus it doesn’t have the stigma of being IE/Edge. Here are some of the most powerful shortcuts for Chrome (They may also work in other browsers, but I have not tested them there).
– ctrl+t = New Tab
– ctrl+w = Close Tab
– F6 = Highligh URL Bar
– pgdn = Move One Screen Down
– pgup = Move One Screen Up
– arrow down = Move Down
– arrow up = Move Up
– ctrl+f = Opens Up The Search Bar – you can start typing and repeatedly press enter to just to the next instance of your text on the page
Like Google, DuckDuckGo is a search engine. Now you might be asking yourself “why do I need a new search engine?”. Well, I’ll tell you why. Because unlike Google, DuckDuckGo does not track your activity for marketers, and therefore also does not bias your search results into a bubble. Some people like how “helpful” Google is – personally, I like to stay open and informed. On top of that, DuckDuckGo also lets you personalize your search interface. The only thing I don’t like about them is I still can’t get over how much I dislike their logo, but hey, you win some and you lose some. Here are some of my favorite shortcuts for DuckDuckGo.
– arrow down = Move One Result Down
– arrow up = Move One Result Up
– arrow left = Move One Search Result Type Left
– arrow right = Move One Search Result Type Right
– enter = Go To Page
– ctrl+enter = Open Result In New Tab
– ctrl+tab = Move One Tab Right
– ctrl+shift+tab = Move One Tab Left