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Rahul Jain
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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»Super useful keyboard shortcuts for browser

One day during my college days, I sat near my roommate to complete the project. He was using his laptop and I was amazed at seeing his working speed. He operated things like switching tabs, opening developer tools, jumping to the address bar, etc blazingly fast without using mousepad. He memorized and practiced keyboard shortcut keys of the browser to work flawlessly. Everything looked so professional and cool as if he is the master of the machine.

I liked his skill and desired to learn it too. I learned the shortcuts and it felt like the browser dancing at my command.

The best and most useful keyboard shortcuts for browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera for Windows, Mac, and Linux are as follows:

1. Open the developer tools to inspect element

windows/linux: CTRL + SHIFT + C
mac: Command(⌘) + SHIFT + C

2. Open a New Tab

windows/linux: CTRL + T
mac: Command(⌘) + T

3. Open previously closed tab.

window/linux: CTRL + SHIFT + T
mac: Command(⌘) + SHIFT + T

4. Switch between open tabs.

windows/linux: CTRL + TAB
mac: Command(⌘) + TAB

5. Switch to the tab of the corresponding number from left to right

windows/linux: CTRL + 1 to 8
mac: Command(⌘) + 1 to 8

6. Open a new browser window

windows/linux: CTRL + N
mac: Command(⌘) + N

7. Open the home page

windows/linux: ALT + Home
mac: ALT + Home

8. Go back

windows/linux: Backspace or ALT + Left Arrow
mac: Backspace or ALT + Left Arrow

9. Go forward

windows/linux: ALT + Right Arrow
mac: ALT + Right Arrow

10. Reload the current page

windows/linux: CTRL + R or F5
mac: Command(⌘) + R or F5

11. Print the web page

windows/linux: CTRL + P
mac: Command(⌘) + P

12. Open a file stored on your computer(Eg: Pdf, xml, html, etc.)

windows/linux: CTRL + O
mac: Command(⌘) + O

13. Open browser history

windows/linux: CTRL + H
mac: Command(⌘) + H

14. Open downloads history.

windows/linux: CTRL + J
mac: Command(⌘) + J

15. Add the current web page to the bookmarks

windows/linux: CTRL + D
mac: Command(⌘) + D

16. Adds www and .com to the name of the website typed in the address bar

windows/linux: CTRL + Enter
mac: Command(⌘) + Enter

17. Zoom-in

windows/linux: CTRL + +
mac: Command(⌘) + +

18. Zoom-out

windows/linux: CTRL + –
mac: Command(⌘) + –

19. Search the web page

windows/linux: CTRL + F
mac: Command(⌘) + F

20. Jump to the address bar

windows/linux: CTRL + L or F6 or ALT + D
mac: Command(⌘) + L or F6 or ALT + D

21. Open the web address typed in the address bar in a new tab

windows/linux: ALT + Enter
mac: ALT + Enter

22. Open the Clear Browsing Data option

windows/linux: CTRL + SHIFT + Delete
mac: Command(⌘) + SHIFT + Delete

I believe that you find it useful too. Keep on memorizing and practicing to become a beast.

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