10 Amazing Browser Secrets and Tricks You Should Know About

I discovered some secretes and tricks on Chrome and Firefox browsers which are very wonderful, and I think I should share them with you on this blog. Some are what I know for long, while others are what I discovered recently.
Note that they are for Chrome and Firefox browsers alone and may not work on other browser. Enjoy!

When you are browsing some pictures on the web you can hold down the S button while holding the right mouse button on a picture to start searching for related pictures in the Google search field. This is going to allow you do an automatic search and you will not need to start typing for the picture’s keyword. Alternatively, on Google’s image search, you can put a picture in the search box to search for related pictures.

2. Ctrl+Shift+T can open the recently closed tab on the browser

3. hold down the Ctrl key (Mac user press Command key) and then press a hyperlink to open the page in a new tab.

4. Ctrl + Shift + N to open a new browsing page

5. Enter “do a barrel roll” in the search box on the Google homepage and press enter. Your browser screen will start to rotate. You can use this to play pranks on your friends. Ha-ha!

6. In Google’s search field just type “Atari Breakout” and press enter. A retro bricking game will appear. The game is good and it’s online.

bricking game

7. Enter “zerg rush” in the Google search box. A small game of StarCraft will appear. Click with the mouse to eliminate the O on the screen.

8. On the homepage of www.wired.co.uk, type “up, down, left, right, left, right, left and right BA” to see strange things running around under the webpage. Some of them are scary though, it is good to do things others may not be able to do with their browser.

9. Click “Ctrl + Enter” to automatically get the browser to type www. and .com for you on the address bar. For example let’s say you want to visit Facebook:
1. Go to your address bar and type facebook on the text that is already there.
2. Hold Ctrl key and press enter.
3. You will see the browser automatically filling www.facebook.com and sending you to the site.
NOTE: Ctrl + Enter will auto-complete a .com address
Shift + Enter will auto-complete a .net address
Ctrl + Shift + Enter will auto-complete a .org address
And if you add “Alt” to any of the stated key combinations, the browser will automatically complete the address, while opening it on a new browsing tab.

10. Turn your browser into a Notepad to quickly take notes with, using this code “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>.” Just copy or type the code into your address bar and press “Enter” to turn the page into a notepad. A detailed tutorial on this will come later.

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>


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Harti HK

Harti, jocular and mean at the same time... I use the internet a lot and technology freaks me. Everyday I try to learn new things as regards technology and things that are related to it. I don't talk much, maybe this is not true anyway. I wanted to create a platform where I can discuss what I have learned over the years with people, and that's how techsfreak.com came about. My posts are from personal experience, with thorough research. "Internet is the real world." #Go to 'Hire Me' page if you want me to do something for you. #Use the icons at the top/down to follow the blog on social networks to get first-hand updates.

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