Of the total time that you on your computer in a day, a good portion of that is spent online... perhaps a major portion, right? Selecting a browser then is an important choice. If you are a windows user, you start off with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) until you discover (or get shown) that this is not your only choice. This is Part 3 of an ongoing blog series for me to highlight points about MY browser of choice - Google Chrome. If you missed the earlier parts of this series, see the bottom of this post as I will link back to those articles.
In the course of a day or week, do you ever stop and think how many websites you've been to? Quite a few, I'm sure of that. To see the history of the sites you've visited, you can click the wrench button and then choose the "History" option. I'm a BIG fan of keyboard shortcuts so I'm always going to tell you what the shortcut is - History is Ctrl+H
As you can see below, it shows a chronologically ordered list of the sites that you've just been to. This is very helpful when in your surfing you get yourself all tangled up and want to get back to "that page" you just had on your screen a few minutes ago but seem to have lost track of it.
The other thing not to overlook in your history is the search box at the top (it's a google product, now of course they will have a search box!)
This is good when you saw something a little further back and it is more precise to search than scroll through a ton of items wasting time that way! For example, I saw an article on ActiveRain about a 30 day blogging challenge. I slept on it and wanted to go back and look another time. I did Ctrl+H and typed just a couple of key words - blogging challenge in the search box and instantly found the article that I had read previously.
Stay tuned for more articles in this series!
Download Google Chrome (my choice) www.google.com/chrome