Here are a few tricks that work across multiple browsers that can help you navigate the Internet more quickly and efficiently.
- Scroll up and down websites without your mouse
Press Spacebar to scroll down one page. Likewise, you can press Shift+Spacebar to go up one page.
- Switch between fields in web forms without a mouse
Press Tab to move the cursor to the next field in a form. You can also move backwards by pressing Shift+Tab. For drop-down menus containing states or countries to select, type the first letter of the choice you wish to make. For example, to choose Texas from a drop-down state selection menu in a form, type “T” twice
- Highlight words quickly
You can highlight an entirely by simply double-clicking on the word. You can also double-click and drag to highlight sections by word increments instead of by character.
These tips and more are discussed in greater detail in this short TED talk by David Pogue.