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Keyboard Shortcut #5 – Surf through your opened windows

Hi Fellow Keyboard shortcuts lovers!

A new week has started with new keyboard shortcuts to learn or to review. As it’s Monday, you’re probably not ready for complicated stuff! J

So let’s start nice and easy with a couple of keyboard shortcuts you probably know about…and if you don’t, those are definitely shortcuts that you SHOULD be using every day!

Last week, we focused on How to use keyboard shortcuts in your Internet browser, specifically the tabs creations, navigating through the tabs and closing a tab. (BTW, I forgot one way to close a tab: it’s “ Alt ”, then “ F ”, then “ C ”…but you’re probably not going to use this one J)

This week, I’d like to focus on general use, common to pretty much any software, browser, games and other applications.

Did you know that you could navigate through your opened windows from your keyboard? YES, it’s possible…and easy!

Take a look the picture: You can see that I have 5 opened windows.

- Hold the “ Alt ” button and press the “ Tab ” button several times. You will see the blue square moving from the left to the right. Release the “ Alt ” button when you reach the selected window.

- Hold the “ Shift ” button and press “ Tab ” if you went to far. You will move the square backward.

If you are running Windows Vista AIRO (sorry?) or Windows 7 (lucky you!): try to hold the “ Windows ” key (and “ Shift ” to go backward) and press tab. The result is the same then Alt+Tab but in 3D!!

On Windows XP, Windows+Tab will have you navigate through your opened windows, but in the navigation bar, without preview. Then press enter to display the page.

So, what do you like the most:

  1. Alt + Tab
  2. Windows + Tab
  3. I’m still mouse clicking…

Try it and leave a comment to let us know! And if you like it, share it with your friends!

Do you have any shortcuts to share? I’ll be happy to write about it!


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Keyboard Shortcut #4 – Internet Tab Shortcuts

In my series “how to save the battery of your wireless mouse” we reviewed how to create a new tab in a unique browser window (Ctrl+T), and how to navigate through your opened tabs (Ctrl+Tab, Ctrl+#Number…).

Today, I’m going to tell you how to close a tab without closing the whole window.

Yes, I know you could easily take your mouse and click on the little cross that you can see on the right of each tab. But what if you want to do it from your keyboard? Now that you are aware or trying to get used to more keyboard shortcuts, you want to learn more, don’t you?

Well, closing the current opened tab is very easy:

- Hold the “ Ctrl ” button and then press “ W ”.

The current tab is supposed to be closing and the tab on its right is supposed to show up. (Unless it is the last tab on the right and assuming that you have several tabs opened)

That’s it for today, but I’ll be back soon with more keyboard shortcuts for you.

Do you have any shortcuts to share? Try this one and leave a comment to let us know! And if you like it, share it with your friends!


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Keyboard Shortcut Series #3 – Internet Tab Shortcuts

Once again, here I am in order to help you let your mouse rest using more keyboard shortcuts. Yesterday I talked about how to navigate through the opened tabs of an Internet browser window, telling you that there were 2 different ways to do it from your keyboard. Here is the second way to do so:

Let’s admit you are surfing on the Internet and have several tabs opened just like in the picture attached. You are currently on the 2nd tab and you are willing to reach the “Twitter” Tab or, Tab #4.

With yesterday’s shortcut, you would either press “ Ctrl+PageDown ” or “ Ctrl+Tab ” twice to reach the tab. But what if you have 12 opened tabs? What if I tell you that you can reach any tabs by pressing 2 buttons only?

When you have several tabs opened:

- Hold the “ Ctrl ” button and press any number to reach the respective tab.

In order to reach the “Twitter” Tab, you would press “ Ctrl + 4 ”. To reach the Facebook page, “ Ctrl + 1 ”…

So: how cool is that? I just love it!

What about you? What do you like better?

  1. Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab ?
  2. Ctrl + Page Up and Ctrl + Page Down ?
  3. Ctrl + #Number ?

Try it and leave a comment to let us know! And if you like it, share it with your friends!


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Keyboard Shortcut Series #2 – One Shortcut a Day…

Here we go! Second post already… Yesterday I talked about the tabs in a browser window and how to create new tabs from the keyboard (Ctrl+T is my favorite shortcut). Then all you have to do is click from tab to tab in order to surf the web within the same window.

But what if I told you that you can navigate through these tabs from your keyboard as well? No mouse required, use the following Keyboard Shortcuts!

There are 2 different ways to navigate through your opened tabs. The first way will teach you 4 keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Hold the “ Ctrl ” button and press “ Tab ”. The next Tab on the right of the active Tab is now displayed.
  2. Hold the “ Ctrl ” button and press “ Page Down ”. The result is the same.
  3. Hold the “ Ctrl ” button, hold the “ Shift ” button and press “ Tab ”. The next Tab on the left of the active Tab is now displayed.
  4. Hold the “ Ctrl ” button and press “ Page Up ”. The result is the same.

I will let you know about the second way to navigate through your active tabs tomorrow!

What do you like better?

  1. Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab ?
  2. Ctrl + Page Up and Ctrl + Page Down ?

Try it and leave a comment to let us know!


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Keyboard Shortcut Series #1

This is the first of a long series of posts in order to simplify your life in front of your computer. I don’t know if you are but I’m not a big fan of using the mouse (especially with a laptop) and the more I can do from the keyboard, the better.

I remember the times when the tabs in the Internet browsers didn’t exist. How difficult it was when you had 5, 6 or more Internet pages opened at the same time, wasn’t it?
For those of you who don’t know what browser tabs are, they allow you to see several web pages in the same Internet browser window.
This way, you have access to multiple web pages on the same window. You can create a new tab by clicking the ” + ” button (in Firefox and Chrome) or the “New document sign” on the right of your last opened tab.

If you don’t see what I mean or where to click, I can teach you how to create a new tab from your keyboard. You have 2 options assuming that you already have a browser opened (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome among others):
- Hold the ” Ctrl ” button and press ” T “. A new tab will automatically be created.
- Press successively ” Alt “, then ” F ” and finally ” T “. Result is the same.

What do you like better?
1. Ctrl+T ?
2. Alt – F – T ?
3. Still prefer to click ?

Try it and leave a comment to let us know!


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