* Browsing only safe Internet web pages
Consider installing the free browser add-on WOT (Web of Trust), when installed this free add-on will display a large warning across the window of any web page that has been poorly rated, contains adware, been known to fraudulently charge visitors, contains malware, and/or is otherwise unsafe. This add-on can be downloaded at http://www.mywot.com/.
* Hide / tweak the Firefox download window
Remove that pesky download window that appears after downloading a file by adding the Firefox Download Statusbar Add-on(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/26) to your browser. Alternatively editing the about:config settings as shown below can also disable this window from being displayed.
1. Open a new tab in Firefox.
2. In the address bar type: about:config
3. Locate browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting by copying and pasting the bold text into the Filter box.
4. Double-click the name or value to change the value from True to False. Once done close the tab.
If you’ve hidden your download Window it can still viewed by clicking Tools and then Downloads or pressing Ctrl + J.
* Select only certain text in an HTML table
Quickly and easily highlight only certain rows, columns, or cells of an HTML table by holding down the CTRL key on the keyboard and click each cell individually, clicking and dragging the mouse up or down a column, or dragging a mouse left or right on a row.
* Press CTRL + Shift + T to undo a close tab. Pressing this more than once will undo multiple closed tabs. This feature works in all major browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Opera.
* Quickly bookmark any web page in all major browsers by pressing CTRL + D on your keyboard
* Quickly get to the address bar in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox by pressing the F6 key on the top of your keyboard. Opera users can press the F8 key to get to the address bar.
In addition to the above function keys users can also use CTRL + L and/or CTRL+O to quickly get to the browser address bar in almost all browsers.
* Automatically enter the www. and .com into most major browsers URL or address bars by typing the name of the page and pressing CTRL + ENTER on the keyboard.
* Open a link in a new browser window by holding down the shift key on the keyboard and clicking on the link. This works on all major browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Alternatively a user could right-click on the link and choose Open in New Window.
* Print only sections of a page
Save on your printer ink by selectively printing in Windows programs such as Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer (and other browser), WordPad, Outlook, etc. To do this highlight portions of text you wish to print and click print. In the printer dialog window under Page Range choose the option Selection.
* Quickly increase and decrease the size of the text or fonts on a web page by holding down the CTRL key on the keyboard and scrolling up or down with the wheel on a wheel mouse.
* In all major Internet browsers you can move forwards and backwards by pressing and holding the ALT key and then pressing the left or right arrow key. Pressing the left arrow will go back a page and pressing the right will move forward a page.
* Easily send a web page to a friend
Internet Explorer users
Send a friend the web page you are viewing by clicking File, Send, and “Page by E-mail”. If you do not see the File menu press the Alt key.
Right-click on the page you wish to send to your friend and in the menu click Send link.
Right-click on the page you wish to send to your friend and in the menu click Send link by Mail.
Send a friend the web page you are viewing by clicking File, and “Send Page”.