Weekly Computer Tip # 221
9 February 2008

Save time typing web site addresses
(Internet Explorer)

The other day one of my trainers caught me typing www. in the address bar. Old habits die hard and all that, so just in case you need a reminder as well (or perhaps you didn't know?) ... you can save yourself some time when you want to open a Web address.

Here's how:

  1. In the Address bar, type the Internet address without www. (or - heaven forbid - http://www.)
  2. Press ENTER or click the Go button.

OK, I know it's only four characters, but hey!

By the way, if you are a "hunt-and-peck" typist and look at your keyboard rather than your screen, you might not have noticed the AutoComplete feature which, if you've typed a similar entry before, lists possible matches as you type. If a suggestion in the list matches the page you want to open, simply click the suggestion. Or if no suggestion matches what you are typing, just keep typing!