Time management as its best. Updated on 9/16/2011.
More than 4 years ago, I’ve wrote about a few things you can do to save your time and boost your productivity. Some are still relevant and some are not. Seeing how this post still receives some attention, here is an updated version, which now includes Google Chrome and Maxthon web browsers as well as 2 additional features.
The world moves fast, don’t you think so? It’s time to learn some tips and tricks and do everything at the speed of light. So to begin with, here are 7 web browser features that will help you to save a lot of time. So, here we go. 7 web browser features to save your time.
Why bother clicking back button with your mouse when you can easily do that with the mouse gestures enabled?
Download Opera with Mouse Gestures.
Download Mouse Gestures add-on for Firefox.
Download Mouse Gestures add-on for Google Chrome
Download Mouse Gestures add-on for Internet Explorer
Download Maxthon with Mouse Gestures
Search Engine Management
Not for search engines only.
Isn’t that annoying when you have to open a web page and only then type what you are looking for? It is. But there’s a solution. When I want to search for something, I don’t visit Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia or eBay. Just pick a character, select your web page and that’s all.
Supported by the majority of web browsers.
Don’t you just get bored when you have to open your previously visited web pages? It is. That’s why web browser developers have incorporated tab sessions.
Nowadays, pretty much all the web browsers support this feature, which is a win-win for consumers.
This is probably one of the best things I’ve ever seen. This little add-on helps you to open multiple links at same time. Just mark them using the right mouse click and that’s all. Every link will open in a new tab. A must have when accessing search results or browsing reddit.
This feature allows you to open your favorite sites just in one click. Back in the old days, this one was supported by Opera only. Today however, a similar functionality is implemented in pretty much all the web browsers. However, Opera still takes the lead here.
This one requires an article on its own. I can’t stress enough how important web browser shortcuts are. No longer do I use mouse to open a new tab (CTRL+T), access news feeds, preferences. Heck, even right click to open page in a background tab is no longer required.
If you are one of those people who visits Facebook only to check the notifications and are not really interested in all the drama that is going on there, then this one is a must.
This Speed Dial extension for Opera web browser will automatically check the notifications for you and display them in case there is a new one. No more useless visits.
Download Opera Facebook Preview add-on.
Alternatively, you can get the following extension for Google Chrome.
Anything else? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.