Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers CTRL-Enter is Your Web Browser Friend A fast way to browse the web By Paul Gil Writer Paul Gil, a former Lifewire writer who is also known for his dynamic internet and database courses and has been active in technology fields for over two decades. our editorial process Paul Gil Updated December 06, 2018 Michael Poehlman/Getty Images Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email In IE, Firefox, and Chrome, it is possible to get the browser to type the www. and .com portions of a URL address for you. The command CTRL-Enter is the keystroke shortcut to make this happen. An Example of How to Use CTRL-Enter Click into your browser address barType "cnn" over the existing textHold CTRL on your keyboard, and poke the "Enter" key.The browser should automatically send you to www.cnn.com. If you use this CTRL-Enter command correctly, you only need to type the middle portion of a .com address. As with nearly all URL's, you type all lowercase letters with no spaces.This command only works for Web addresses that end in .com. If you are visiting a .edu, .gov, .co.uk, .net, .ca website, you will need to manually type those addresses in full.