Thursday, November 7, 2013

Top Internet tips and tricks

You don't need the http:// portion of a web page

When typing an Internet address you do not need to type http:// or even www. in the address. For
example, if you wanted to visit Computer Hope you
could just type and press enter.
To make things even quicker, if you're visiting
a .com address you can type computerhope and
then press Ctrl + Enter to type out the full http:// address.

Quickly move between the fields of a web page

If you're filling out an online form, e-mail, or other
text field you can quickly move between each of the
fields by pressing the Tab key or Shift + Tab to
move back a field. For example, if you're filling out
your name and the next field is your e-mail
address you can press the Tab key to switch to the
e-mail field.

Tip: This tip also applies to the buttons, if you
press tab and the web developer has designed
correctly the button should be selected and will
allow you to press the space bar or enter to push
the button.

Tip: If you have a drop-down box that lists every
country or every state you can click that box and
then press the letter of the state or country you're
looking for. For example, is a drop-down box of
States in the United States you could press u on
the keyboard to quickly scroll to Utah.

Use Internet search engines to their full potential

Make sure to get the most out of every search
result. If you're not finding what you want try
surrounding the text in quotes. For example, if you
were searching for 'computer help' this actually
searches for pages that contain both computer and
help and not necessarily pages that have computer
and help next to each other. If you search for
"computer help" with the quotes around the search
query this will only return pages that actually have
computer and help next to each other.

Tip: Many new computer users also don't realize
that in every search box you can press enter
instead of having to move the mouse button over
to the Search button.

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