8 Internet Tricks that will Help You Save Time

1.) “CTRL + SHIFT + T” opens your last closed tab

Have you ever accidentally closed a window tab and instantly regretted your mistake? Well you are in luck. All you have to do it press Ctrl+Shift+T on a PC or Command+Shift+T on a Mac.





2.) Hold down “Ctrl” when you click a link to OPEN in a new tab   

If you are searching for something on the internet, but are unsure if you are clicking on the right link and do not want to lose your search page, hold down Control while clicking on the link. On a Mac, hold down Command.



3.) Turn your browser into a NOTEPAD

Have you ever wished you could use your internet browser as a notepad? Well you are in luck, because we have a link to make that happen!

(Day Mode) Copy this link into URL bar: data:text/html,%20<html%20contenteditable><Title>Notepad</Title>

(Night Mode) Copy this link into URL bar: data:text/html;charset=utf-8,%20<title>Notepad%20(Nightmode)</title><body%20contenteditable%20style="font-family:%20DejaVu;font-weight:bold;background:#1E1E1E;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:1rem;line-height:1.4;max-width:80rem;margin:0%20auto;padding:2rem;"%20spellcheck="false">


We know you are busy keeping in contact with all your clients, both sellers and buyers, lenders, insurance reps, co-agents, etc and that your time is valuable. Between phone calls, texts, social media, and email, it can be overwhelming and is hard to avoid being distracted.

Has you ever felt the annoyance of getting stuck in an email thread? This is where muting a conversation in Gmail comes in handy. After you mute the conversation, you will not see any further emails related to it in your inbox. The related emails will not be deleted, but automatically archived.  To unmute, you have to find the conversation, for example type “is:muted”, in to the search field, then click the “Undo” link.





5.) “Ctrl + F” OR “COMMAND + F” will allow you to find specific terms on a page.  If only life had a version of this for when we lose our keys or phone. 

If you are in a hurry but quickly need to look up information on a specific subject, you can save time by searching for a word or phrase on a webpage. Hold down Ctrl+F and then simply type in the word/phrase you are looking for.





6.) Too lazy to get up and grab your glasses? “Ctrl +” or “Ctrl –” will allow you to adjust text sizes larger or smaller.  This also helps if you find yourself scrolling sideways, as well as, up and down; you might need to zoom out on your screen so you can see the whole page.

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7.)Quickly move between the fields of a web page

If you are filling out an online form, e-mail, or other text field you can quickly move between each of the fields by pressing the Tab key or Shift + Tab to move back a field.

Tip: With a drop-down box that lists dozens of options you can press the first letter to scroll down to that letter. For example, click the drop down box below and then press “u” to quickly scroll to Utah.



8.) “Ctrl and PrtSc” allows you to take a screen shot of your computer screen 

Have you ever wanted to take a picture of your computer screen or a portion of it? Holding down the control and print screen buttons will allow you to snap a picture of your screen. But where does the picture go? The picture is automatically saved to your “clipboard”, so if you were to open the Paint Application, a new email window or Microsoft Word Document, all you have to do is go to “Edit” then “Paste“, or you can take the shortcut and press “Ctrl + V“.






10.)  The Snipping Tool 

The “Snipping Tool” is similar to taking a screen shot, however this tool lets you select the exact parameters of what you would like to take a picture of on your computer screen. So say instead, you just want to take a screen shot of an article you were reading. You would go to the Windows button in the lower left hand corner. Then type in “Snipping Tool“. Then select where on the computer you would like to take a picture. The portion of the screen that you cropped, will then open up in a separate window through Snipping Tool, it is automatically copied to your clipboard. You could then open up an application to past the picture into, such as a Word Document.




  • Press Alt + D to move the cursor into the search bar.
  • Press the backspace key or hold down the Alt key + left arrow to go back a page.
  • Press F5 to refresh or reload a web page.
  • Press F11 to make the Internet browser screen full screen. Press F11 again to return to the normal view.
  • Press Ctrl + B to open your Internet bookmarks.
  • Press Ctrl + C copy and Ctrl + V to paste

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