Browse More Efficiently

If you can use a keyboard and a mouse, trackpad, or similar pointing device, you can use a web browser. It’s one of the many reasons so many people adopted web browsing so quickly.

But relying solely on your pointing device to navigate your browser’s GUI interface is not the most efficient way of searching (as I discussed in the sidebar Extremely Ineffective Searching earlier in this book). You can do a number of things much more quickly by learning a few keyboard shortcuts by heart.

I’ve already provided several keyboard shortcuts in this book, including accessing your preferences (⌘-Comma in macOS), reopening your most recently closed browser tabs or windows (⌘-Shift-T/Ctrl-Shift-T to your heart’s content), and creating ...

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