Here is one browsing tip which i call Smart Browsing. There are a lot of browsing tips which will save a lot of keystrokes for your fingers. This is one i have put to use and i am happy doing it.
I use Firefox browser and it works like a charm. I am sure other browsers will have similar support which you will have to figure out.
The way an average web savvy user goes to a website is as follows. For eg: To go to Google they type google.com and enter. Did you know, i can also type google and then ctrl+enter. Even if we know how many of use it. This means i can save 3 keystrokes by avoiding the tld i.e com.
Some of the similar shortcuts to go to .com, .net & .org are as follows.
google and ctrl+enter = google.com and enter
google and shift+enter = google.net and enter
google and ctrl+shift+enter = google.org and enter
I have been using these shortcuts for quite some time. Today i decided to check what it really saves me. For 2 hours during which i checked i have been keying in around 44 urls i.e 22 per hour. If i have been browsing on average of 8 hours per day that would mean 176 urls per day saving me 176 * 3 = 528 keystrokes a day.
The other easy alternative is to bookmark the sites. Being a super fast keyboard user(or atleast i think so) i feel more confident and happy typing the urls than going by the bookmark route. I just checked my typing speed and it is 65 wpm with 0 mistakes. If you want to check your typing speed, you can check it here.
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