This is one of the things that makes you go uh if you read about it or find out about it on your own. I know many computer users who run multiple web browsers on the same PC.
On my PC I have Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer installed. And while that may be the exemption unless you are a webmaster or web developer yourself, chance is that you have multiple browsers installed or available on your system.
Most users who I know do the following when they want to open a link or a website that is displayed in one browser in another: They click in the address bar field of the browser and mark all of the address (if it is not marked automatically by the click).
Advanced users may use the shortcut Ctrl-a after clicking for the same effect. They then right-click and select Copy (or press Ctrl-c) to copy the website address to the clipboard. Then they open a new tab in the second web browser and paste the url into the address field there. In the final step they click the load button or press enter.
That's a lot of work for a very simple operation. If you have enough screen estate you may be able to run both Internet browsers on the screen at the same time. If you do, you can use simple drag and drop operations to open a link or website displayed in one web browser in another.
This works with all browsers that I have tested. You can drag and drop from and to Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer.
To drag you move the mouse over the favicon of the website or the link in question, click and hold the left-mouse button and drag the address into the other web browser's interface. You can drop it anywhere there and the website will be loaded in the active or the selected tab.
It is such a simple thing that can make such a big difference in day to day work. Did you know about this method? Or do you know of other (browser) related tips that optimized your workflow significantly?
Update: As Anthony mentioned in the comments, you can also drop the website in question to the browser's icon in the taskbar to load it that way.Advertisement
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