With so many great auctions to see on Listia, browsing through them all can be a bit time consuming (especially if your computer is slow or you have a slower internet connection). You want to find that gem of an auction as fast as possible, right? So let me share with you a little “trick of the trade” that may help you see more auctions in a fraction of the time. This is done using a browser feature that many power-users use—browser tabs. The exact steps may vary from browser to browser, but the general concept still applies across all modern browsers that support tabs (almost all do). And this tip can be used to surf the Internet faster, and not just Listia (IE: Google search results page).
1) Do a search on Listia for anything that you’re interested in, and you’ll get a list of matching auctions.
2) Instead of clicking on the one you’re interested in, press the CTRL key down while left-clicking the auction (Windows). If you’re on a Mac, hold down the Command key when clicking. When you do this, most browsers will open up that auction in a NEW separate tab without you ever leaving the original page you’re on. (Note: Some browsers may require you to change a setting so that the new tab opens up in the background.)
3) Continue down the list to the next auction that you want to see, and do it again (CTRL click). Keep doing that for all the auctions that you’re interested in, and they’ll be individually opened up in the background as separate tabs in the order you opened them.
4) After you’ve done that to a number of auctions, you can click on each of the new tabs to read, comment, and place your bids. Voila! Once done, close each tab if desired.
Click the thumbnail below for an example.
See how easy that is?
Benefits: You don’t have to wait for the pages to load because you’re just continuing on and CTRL clicking on all the ones you want to see first. Meanwhile, the auction pages are all loading in the background and ready whenever you are. And now, you can power through Listia like a speeding bullet, finding more great things to bid on!
Happy listings/winnings everyone!
What other ways do you power through Listia?