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Keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+W

You waste a lot of time looking for the tiny X square at the top right hand corner of your screen each time you want to close a window. The fastest way to close a window is to press Control then W with two fingers of your left hand.

Ctrl+N

To try this open a new window first with Control N then close it with Control W. You’ll see how fast (and easy) it is.

Ctrl+Enter

Instead of typing the full URL address eg. http://www.yahoo.com you only have to type yahoo then press the Control key (keep pressing) and strike the Enter key before letting go of both. Cool, isn’t it? (Unfortunately this only works in Internet Explorer not in Netscape.) Do the same for Google. Don’t waste your time typing http://www…….com   Go ahead, try it now!
Note: In case it doesn’t work do this:
Go the the menu bar of Internet Explorer, click on Tools – Internet Options – Content – Autocomplete then put a tick on “Web address”. Close IE and when you start IE again it should work.

F11

If you wish to maximize screen space for the Internet page you are reading, all you have to do is to press the F11 button. This is a toggle button, that is, by pressing F11 again you will go back to its original state.

Ctrl+F

f you are searching for a particular word or name in an Internet page (probably you were sent there by a search engine) but don’t know where the key word is in the page, just press the Control button followed by the F button (for Find). You will then be able to type the word in the box. Click on Next and if the word is there it will be highlighted.

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