When it comes to keyboard shortcuts, there isn’t any shortage of handy keyboard shortcuts that would help you navigate and executing commands on OS X as quick and effectively as possible. There are so many Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts for pretty much everything you can do with a mouse. In this post, I would like to share some handy browser specific keyboard shortcuts with you.
If you are the one who spend a lot of time on the Internet, mastering these time-saving browser shortcuts will make using web browsers on your Apple Macbook or iMac computer much easier and a lot more productive. And it works on all popular browsers, including Safari, Google, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Open multiple tabs in a browser window
Whether you are a full-time Internet user or not, at some point you would have to open multiple tabs in your Web browser. Regardless of which browser you are in, using Command(⌘) + T keyboard shortcut will open a new tab for you. In Google Chrome Browser, keep hitting on keyboard shortcut Command(⌘) + Shift(⇧) + T will reopen recently closed tabs in reverse chronological order.
Swap between tabs in Browser
If you have already opened multiple tabs in a web browser, switching between those tabs using mouse might be tiresome for you and, not to mention, it’s definitely a time sink. Here comes the use of another time-saving keyboard shortcut, Command(⌘) + Shift(⇧) + ] to select next tab & Command(⌘) + Shift(⇧) + [ to select the previous tab. Or simply hit the Command(⌘) button and appropriate tab number simultaneously to jump into a specific browser tab you have opened. For instance, if you need to access tab number 4 in the browser window, hit the Command(⌘) button and numerical button 4 on your Mac keyboard simultaneously.
Search any keyword or Phrase
From finding the right page to locate a specific term or phrase, you might need the help of search feature. There are a lot of extensions and plugin out there to help you find the exact term or phrase, if available, from the web page. That being said, you can accomplish the same with Command(⌘) + F keyboard shortcut. Simply hitting these shortcut keys shows up a search box at the top right corner of the browser window, where you can type in your search terms. If it is that simple, why need an extension or plugin?
Bookmark your favorites
Read an amazing post? Or stumbled upon some obscure and quirky sites that you would like to view later? Bookmark it! – So that you could jump right back into those sites later with ease. To bookmark your favorites, simply hit the Command(⌘) + D keyboard shortcut keys.
Open hyperlinked text in a new tab or window
While reading through a website, if you bump into an intriguing hyperlink, hold the Command(⌘) button and click on the link to open it in a new tab. On the other hand, if you want to open a link in a brand-new window, you can get it done by holding the Shift(⇧) button on Mac keyboard and clicking the link.
Now you know some of the Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts that would come handy while surfing on the Internet. However, I know there are a lot of awesome browser-specific shortcuts to help you with the same. If I did miss something any of your favorites, make sure to leave them in comments.