August 18, 2017 |

Google Chrome and Internet Handy Hints

zoomTip 1 Google Chrome only:
Pressing Ctrl, Shift and B keys will toggle the browser’s Bookmarks Bar in and out of view.  Any site you’ve saved into the Bookmarks Bar folder will appear along the top of the screen and when you repeat this key combination it will hide them.

Tip 2 Chrome and Internet Explorer: 
Did you know that pressing the F11 key will change Chrome into full-screen mode, hiding all the regular browser elements and everything else on your screen?  (useful to know if you’ve accidentally pressed the F11!!).  Extra tip – F11 works the same way in Internet Explorer ;-).

Tip 3 Chrome and Internet Explorer – I like to zoom it zoom it
  If you hold down the Ctrl  key and the plus + on the keyboard will zoom out (make the webpage and its elements grow bigger), while Ctrl key and minus – on the keyboard will zoom in (making the webpage and its elements smaller).

Need to go back to the default 100% size? Easy-peasy, just hold down the Ctrl key and press the zero (0) to snap you back to the default view.

 

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August 3, 2011 |

Open Multiple Websites at Once

Lots of folks have a routine when it comes to browsing the Internet, going to the same sites every day to check out news, Facebook, Twitter or various blogs.If you use Internet Explorer you can have IE start all of your favourite daily sites  in their own tabs!

  1. Open Internet Explorer 8 and click Tools>Internet Options. (In Internet Explorer 9 click the cog icon in the upper right-hand corner.)
  2. Make sure the General tab is selected and under Home Page type in all the addresses of the sites you want to open up when you start Internet Explorer.
  3. click OK and restart Internet Explorer.  All requested sites now come up in their own tabs.

March 27, 2011 |

Lost menus and toolbars in Internet Explorer

I have accidently put myself into full screen mode in Internet Explorer so many times that I should have figured out which pesky key I was accidently hitting to do  this.  After it happened to my friend Barb, we decided we needed an answer – rather than floating the mouse in the top right corner of the screen and eventually getting it back!

So thanks to Barb doing some research, the answer is the F11 key!

If you press F11 you cause Internet Explorer to display as a full screen.  This means no Task bar, no Title bar, no Menu bar, no Toolbar, no Tabs for the different Internet screens.

To return your screen to normal, press F11 again. If you point at the top of the screen whilst in full screen some of the hidden elements are visible until you move your pointer back down the screen, so that was the way I’d been getting out of it earlier (just by stumbling up there!)

September 7, 2010 |

Multi Website Startup with Internet Explorer

Like me you probably have a bit of a routine when it comes to browsing the Internet. I go to the same sites most days to check out news, gossip and various blogs.  And  this Internet Explorer 8 trick appeals makes this very easy. Follow these steps so that when you start Internet Explorer 8, all of your ‘pet’ websites  come up in their own tabs!

  1. Open Internet Explorer 8
  2. Tools Menu.
  3. Choose Internet Options.Make sure the General tab is selected
  4. Under Home Page type in the addresses of the sites you want to open up when you start IE, separating each one with an enter.
  5. click ok when finished and then close Internet Explorer. 

The next time you open IE, each chosen website is automatically opened in a new tab – how good is that!