Regular Hassle-Free PC readers know that I’m a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts. And I just realized that of all the ones I’ve shared over the years, I never mentioned two of my favorites.
Very often, while reading a blog or lengthy news item in my browser, I’ll want to jump straight to the bottom of the page–or return to the top again. Normally, this would require the mouse, and my default move was always to spin the scroll wheel furiously (to the point where I actually started to wear the sucker out).
Of course, you can also click and drag the scroll bar on the side of the page, but that’s a slow and imprecise option–especially if you’re using a laptop touchpad.
No, by far the best way to jump to the top or bottom of a Web page is by tapping your Home or End key, respectively.
This works in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer (and probably every other browser as well–those are just the ones I’ve tested). Try it–I guarantee it’ll join your list of favorite shortcuts.