The Two Styles of Web Browsing

Most web surfers (just about anybody who uses a computer connected to the Internet) follow hyperlinks by clicking on them with their left (or, on the Macintosh, the only) mouse button. This opens the new document in the browser window, replacing the one that had been there.

There is another method to open a new document – I term it power surfing – in a new window. This leaves the current document undisturbed and solves two common problems:

By opening the new document in a new window, you can pop the old window to the top and finish reading it while the new one downloads in the new window. You don't lose the old document and you needn't wait while the new one downloads.


Here's how: Voila`! You're a power surfer!