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Occasionally, we rediscover shortcuts that have been around forever, but that slipped our minds. This is one of those times. Reader Cass Lopez shares a very simple shortcut that works in most browsers, and saves you from those “oh crap” moments: Just press Alt+Enter to open a typed URL in a new tab. Check out the video above to see it in action.
Hey Lifehacker, I recently acquired a Nokia 925 and I’m having issues with the IE10 browser on the phone. It doesn’t seem to have the full functionality of a browser such as Chrome. Can you recommend any alternative browsers for Windows Phone users seeing as Chrome isn’t available? Thanks, Browsed Off
Firefox includes a couple of options for your new tab page. You can go with a grid of your most commonly visited sites, use the Firefox Start Page that has a Google search bar and quick links to your history, add-ons or downloads, or stick with the classic “about:blank”. If you don’t like those options, or you want something a bit more flexible, you do have options that add more features to every new tab. Let’s look at some of them.
Chrome’s new tab page doesn’t have much going on for it by default. A few commonly visited sites, shortcuts to your apps, and that’s about it. You don’t have to be stuck with it though; there are a lot of great Chrome apps and extensions that make each new tab page much more useful. Let’s take a look at a few of them.