7 Internet Tricks that Make a Better Browsing Experience

Published on March 9, 2017

The internet is pretty undeniably awesome. It’s what gave us Reddit, Charlie Bit my Finger, and unrestricted access to Taylor Swift’s Love Story (be honest, you love it).

But what if your internet experience could be EVEN BETTER? Well, here are 7 internet tricks to help you do just that.

1. This internet trick lets you play media in Google Chrome

That’s right. We all know those reviews of media players that are all over the internet.

But did you know that you can actually use Google Chrome itself as a media player for music and videos?

All you have to do is drag your locally stored media over from your computer into an open Chrome tab, and it will start playing!

2. Search by image

Have you ever seen a picture of a dog and wondered: ‘what kind of dog it that?’

Or a cityscape and not been sure what sort of city it is?

Well, ponder no more with this internet hack.

The next time you see a picture of something that you want to know more about, just click and drag it up into the search bar. Google will automatically search for that image and return other images like it as well as it’s best guess as to what it is. It’s pretty accurate too.

3. Switch to tabs instead of windows

Do you browse the internet by having lots of different windows open? If so, you might want to make the switch to tabs. There are loads of internet tricks that can help you if you’re using tabs.

Not only is it faster to navigate using keyboard shortcuts like ctrl + shift + [number], where the number is the tab’s position in the order of tabs from left to right, but it actually takes a lot less memory to do so.

4. Use Google Chrome – it’s the fastest browser

While perhaps not quite an internet hack, enough said really. Chrome is significantly faster than the other major browsers out there, including Firefox. Using Chrome will get you browsing faster than ever before.

5. Reopen a recently closed tab

Have you ever closed a tab that you really, really needed and did NOT mean to close?

Well, this is not big deal when you have this internet trick.

All you have to do is press ctrl + shift + T and it will reopen the last tab you closed. You can even do it a bunch of times, in case you closed a whole pile of tabs by accident.

6. Search just one website

Have you ever been looking for something and you remember the site but not the thing? Like you saw a cool video on Tech and Geek but can’t really remember what the URL was?

Well now, you can search just one site using Google. All you have to do is type:

Site: [fullsitename.com] [keywords].

So if you were searching for a video about NASA you might search:

Site: techandgeek.com NASA.


7. Highlight a URL

Finally, have you ever needed to copy a URL? As it turns out, there’s a shortcut for that. Just hit ctrl + L and whatever URL is in the URL bar will instantly get highlighted.

There you go. Seven awesome internet tricks that you can use to help you find and make EVEN COOLER stuff for the internet.

Happy browsing!

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