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Today I learned the power of the scroll wheel in Firefox. You can use it to close tabs (click the scroll wheel on a tab), open hyperlinks in new pages (click the scroll wheel on a link), scroll through tabs (scroll over tabs), zoom a page (press Ctrl and scroll), and open a group of bookmarks (click the scroll wheel over the group).

To close a tab: Position your mouse cursor over the tab in Firefox and click the scroll wheel. (Much quicker than clicking the x.)

real mouse as computer mouseTo open hyperlinks in a new tab: Position your mouse cursor over the hyperlink in Firefox and click the scroll wheel. (Much quicker than right-clicking on the link and choosing Open Link in New Tab.)

To scroll through tabs: When you have too many tabs in Firefox for the width of the page, you can scroll through them by positioning your mouse cursor over the tabs and using the scroll bar. (Much quicker than using the arrows.)

To zoom a page: To increase the size/zoom level of a page in Firefox, hold the Ctrl key down and use the scroll bar. (Much quicker than View - Zoom.)

To open a group of bookmarks: If you have a group of bookmars (and if you don't, you should - e.g., your "morning bookmarks" that include all of the sites that you read each day or always keep on your browser), position your mouse cursor in Firefox over the bookmark group and click the scroll wheel. (Much quicker than right-clicking Open All in Tabs.)

To move up and down: Click the scroll wheel on a page and then move your mouse up or down to quickly scroll through it. (Much less effort than scrolling by turning the scroll wheel or moving the scroll bar on large pages.)

What did you learn recently?


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on May 24, 2011 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=564

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