Monday, July 07, 2008

keyboard & mouse shortcuts i use

Keyboard and mouse shortcuts have been wonders to me all these while when i'm in front of the computer. They really make my life easier especially when i'm using the internet. They save me time and make jobs easier as well and faster for me to complete.

Below are the short cut keys i normally use. hehehe

1. Keyboard only shortcuts.
Control + tab = Switch tabs or move from one browser tab to the next.(applicable to MSN messenger tabs as well)
Control + shift + tab = Switch tabs backwards.
Control +R/F5 = Refresh or reload page.
Control + F5 = Refresh (override cache).
Control + D = Add to bookmark
Control + W = Closes active tab(applicable to normal windows folder)

2. Keyboard plus mouse shortcuts.
Control + left click = Open in background tab
Control + shift + left click = Open in foreground tab.
Shift + left click = Open in new window.
Middle click (press mouse wheel once) = Hit tab anywhere to close it.

I found the shortcuts above from some sources and it appears that there're more shortcuts there. Please click into the links if you want to know more shortcuts.

I know that some of you might have posted this or you might know about these shortcuts already, anyhow, i posted this for my own reference as well.

cheers =)

Sources links :
Firefox Cheatsheet


Queer Ranter said...

Whoever invented shortcuts are geniuses!

Kritz said...

I thought F5 itself is a refresh/reload button?
And I thought shift+F5 or shift+mouse click on refresh button is the 'stronger' refresh?
And yea, there's ctrl+tab, and a click on any html with the middle mouse button opens the link in another tab, middle mouse click on the tab closes it ... and ... ctrl+z for undo ... sometimes when I accidentally backspaced something ...

Simon Seow said...

Yupe. No need Ctrl F5. F5 is enough. Next time try Alt F4. LOL.

yclian said...

More CTRL+K tricks here (for FF).

I use my left hand more than my right, so usually, instead of doing CTRL+K, I do ATL+D -> TAB to reach the search box.

Press CTRL + UP/DOWN when you are in the search box to switch search engines.

Have fun. :-)


Lynn said...

Omg. This is like damn useful XD

joshuaongys said...

> queer ranter : lolx those people who invented computers are more than a genius then!!

> kritz : yea f5 itself is a refresh but doesnt overrides the cache... with the ctrl the whole page will be refresh overriding the cache.. you can say its a stronger refresh as well hehehe... cheers =)

> simon seow : lolx you love alt+f4 huh?? hahahha

> yclian : ehhh now only i realize, i didn't know the alt + d one!! THANKS!!!

> lynn : yea its damn useful hehehhee =)

Bong (JB) said...

Thanks for the link love. Much appreciated. :D

joshuaongys said...

> bong (jb) : you're most welcome!

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