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.
This shortcut works in Chrome, Firefox and IE. Reader Covarr notes that Opera users have a slightly different shortcut: It’s Ctrl+Enter (or Cmd+Enter on a Mac) for a new background tab, or Ctrl+Shift+Enter to focus the new tab. Safari users should also use Cmd+Enter.