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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Three Quick Ways To Save Time When Browsing


Browsers have grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Super rich features, you see. They help you to be productive all the time. Here are three tips that will help you save time when you're engaged in a busy browsing session. These are commonly overlooked, so make sure you bookmark these for later reference!

Save all open webpages in a jiffy

If you're doing some quick research online with a myriad tabs open and if someone else wants to use your machine, you'll have to close all open tabs. Reopening them is going to be one helluva task.


You can make use of the much-overlooked 'Bookmark all tabs' option from the tab bar in the Chrome window to save all open tabs in a new folder in your bookmarks bar.


To reopen them all when you start your browsing session, all you need to do is right click on the folder and choose 'Open all bookmarks'. As easy as that.

Restore previous session completely

Long time readers of Killer Tech Tips would know that hitting Ctrl+Shift+T anytime during browsing restores the previously closed tab. If you accidentally close a tab, this shortcut could be pretty darn useful. (If this shortcut is new to you, you probably don't know several others. See them all here)

Hitting the same shortcut key combination immediately after launching the Chrome window restores your previous session completely. Tabs from your previous Chrome session would reopen in a jiffy and you can start surfing where you left off, almost instantly. How cool is that? Chrome Session Saver, for you.

Use the browser's address bar to remove text formatting

(Update: Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut can be used to remove formatting when pasting, ignore the workaround below!)

You might copy text from web pages into a word processor or a note taking application often for future reference. Doing this preserves the text formatting, and you might want to remove it before you paste the text into another application.


You can make use of the address bar to remove the formatting pretty quickly. First, copy the text you want to paste by pressing Ctrl+C. Go to the address bar (or hit Alt+D) and paste the text into it by pressing Ctrl+V. Select all the text in the address bar by pressing Ctrl+A. Now, hit Ctrl+X to cut the text from the address bar.


This copies the unformatted, plain text version of the passage into the clipboard. You can then paste it into any application of your choice by using the paste option from the menu or hitting Ctrl+V.

If you've got a tip that will add to browsing productivity, share it with us in the comments. Of course, these tips work in most other browsers as well. We've just used Chrome to demonstrate.

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Four Ways To Combat A Newsletter-Overloaded Inbox


If you receive a ton of email newsletters in your inbox and if your email folders are far from zen, here are four specific ways to get back control over the same.

1. Create a folder to make newsletters skip inbox

Every email newsletter that's sent out has an unsubscribe link at the bottom, and you can use filters to divert those emails to a particular label or folder. The emails won't clog up your inbox and you can check them later, at a time of your convenience.


All you need to do is set up filters to look for the word 'unsubscribe' in the body of incoming email messages, and make them skip the inbox when they arrive. Setting this up is pretty easy in Gmail, just see the screenshot above for a sample setup.

2. Manually unsubscribe at the sight of a newsletter

Actively look for the unsubscribe link in emails that you receive. Most email newsletters will have it at the bottom, while some emails do display the link on top.


You might just trash or archive the message because you're lazy but spending a few seconds to consciously unsubscribe from the newsletter will save you from a lot of frustration and clutter in the future.

3. Get an unsubscribe button if you're really lazy

If you really hate the routine of searching for the unsubscribe link, clicking on it, going to a page to opt-out and then actually unsubscribing, you just have to get the Unsubscribe button for your inbox. The moment you open a newsletter and feel like puking over it, just hit the Unsubscribe button that this addon adds to your email program.


You get automatically unsubscribed the moment you hit the button, and this is free for up to five unsubscribes. You can alternatively forward the email to Go here to get it.

4. Never subscribe. If you really have to, use a temporary address

Of course, the best way to avoid these emails is to avoid the temptation of giving your email address to every other subscription box that promises a freebie. If you really want to take a peek at what that coaching program offers specially for its subscribers, use a temporary email ID instead.

There are dime a dozen temporary email address generators available and you can use them every time you want to subscribe to an email list that offers a free PDF or a report in exchange for your email ID.

If you've got tips to combat email newsletters, leave them in the comments.

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