Tips & Tricks: Quick URL entryJuly 16, 2007
Do you ever get tired of typing the “http://www.” and “.com” when you’re surfing the net? There is an easier way that works in Internet Explorer and Firefox.
1. In the address bar, type the name of the website you want to visit and leave off that stuff. For example, for http://www.google.com, you would just type google.
2. Hold the Control key and hit enter. The rest is automatically filled in.
Ctrl+Enter works for .com sites, while Shift+Enter takes you to .net domains and Ctrl+Shift+Enter takes you to .org sites (this may vary by browser).
So stop typing those extra 15 keystrokes, and save some time!