I remembered reading an article on ifacethoughts a few months ago about keyboard shortcuts in web browsers. One or two of them stuck, and I keep wishing that more had. I really like using scroll click (press down on the scroll button of your mouse to click) to open links in a new background tab. I also started using web shortcuts quite a bit. It seems much easier for me to type “wp atelectasis” into the address bar to do a Wikipedia search for “atelectasis” rather than having to change the search engine in Firefox’s search box before typing the term. I’ve gotten so used to them, it made me try to remember a few others I learned that hadn’t stuck. A quick “gg firefox shortcuts” (google search) led me to a whole list of ’em.
Can you be a more productive at browsing the web by learning a quick trick or two on the keyboard? I really feel like I have. And I’m about to get even more efficient. In fact, I’ve found myself paying attention more to keyboard shortcuts in other programs I use. The GIMP (an awesome, free Photoshop-like image editor) offers a lot useful keyboard shortcuts that I quickly picked up on. Hopefully as time goes on, I pick up on more and more ways to be more efficient on my computer.