Typing in complete address of websites is an old thing now, most of the internet browsers either auto-complete the website addresses or they simply allow users to bookmark them. Even though these website opening procedures saves us a lot of time but even then I prefer something that is instant. So recently I stumbled upon 2 pretty useful add-ons that employ hotkeys to open up my favorite websites. These Add-ons are valid for browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox and I will be reviewing them in detail:
Sailor Shortcuts(For Firefox)
For folks who are not so tech savvy, Sailor Shortcut is the right kind of hotkey add-on for Firefox. To configure and install it, all you have to do is directly access default add-on manager for Firefox and just click on the options button for Sailor Shortcut.
Once you click on the option button, then the sole window of Sailor Shortcut will pop-up. This window is pretty simple, you have the option of assigning 10 shortcuts and choosing the key combination is also upto you. The other option you can control is that whether you want the website to open in a new tab or current tab. The Sailor Shortcut add-on is simple and works smoothly though it don’t have the option of import/export settings among different machines but even then it provides ease in browsing.
SiteLauncher (For Google Chrome)
Once you are done installing SiteLauncher for Google Chrome, a blue triangle icon will automatically pop-up on your Chrome browser window. Clicking the icon will open up the add-on’s main page, you can also open it by using Ctrl+Space shortcut combination.
The interface of the main launcher window is pretty impressive and it houses loads of websites. Added options include buttons that will lead you directly to manager and you can even assign a hotkey combination to a website you are currently on.
It do has some shortcomings, and the most evident is that it doesn’t offer direct launch ability, meaning that launching a particular website to whom you have assign a hotkey is a three key stroke process. First Ctrl+Space to open SiteLauncher and then the corresponding hotkey. The add-on’s manager contains groups that you can edit as per your specification and desire.
Try them out and Let us know that whether these addons have an effect on browsing speed or not.