Master the World's Greatest Keyboard Shortcut

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Yesterday's post about the keyboard shortcut to Windows Task Manager got me to thinking about my all-time favorite keyboard shortcut.

As you may know, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. It was the impetus behind Three Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Learn Right Now, Seven More Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Learn Right Now, Five Firefox Shortcuts You Need to Learn Right Now, and, finally, Hidden iTunes: The Five Best Keyboard Shortcuts.

(Coming soon: The Five Greatest Shortcuts in Human History and the People Who Love Them.)

So. Best shortcut ever? The one I use all day, every day? I'll give you a hint: It's for Web browsers.

I won't keep you in suspense. It's Ctrl-Enter, and here's how you use it: type something like, oh, pcworld in your browser's address bar, then hit Ctrl-Enter. Presto! The browser fills in the "http://", the "www," and the ".com" (all in the right places, too!). Even better, it loads the URL as well. The only faster way to a Web site is clicking a link--provided that link is visible in your toolbar.

This works in Firefox as well as Internet Explorer. (Probably Opera, too--anyone know for sure?)

Windows-D runs it a very close second, but I'd be lost without Ctrl-Enter. What about you? What keyboard shortcut rocks your world?

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