Every time I hold my mouse with the right hand after several minutes I feel something is wrong with my fingers, palm and wrist. Most of the stressful tasks on a browser is switching tabs and scrolling down/up. Therefore, I need to learn some keyboard shortcuts to avoid holding the mouse so often.
I’ve found a good resource for keyboard shortcuts here: http://www.keyxl.com/aaa3447/416/Google-Chrome-keyboard-shortcuts.htm.
Therefore, for the common tasks I need, below are the basic shortcuts that I don’t even care using for so long that I never know it exists.
- Open a new tab – CTRL + T (I actually know this)
- Close the current tab – CTRL + W
- Switch through tabs – CTRL + TAB, or CTRL + PgDn or CTRL + PgUp
That’s all I need since I do them most of the time spending on browsing or even in web development.