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Fun with a wheel mouse and IE

Posted May 2003 by Steve Sinchak

Are you interested in browing the internet the fastest way possible?  Save time by using keyboard mouse shortcuts desiged for a wheel scroll mouse.  Below are a few tips to help you naviagte the web faster.

To change the size of the text using your wheel mouse:

  • Hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard
  • Scroll the wheel on your mouse up to decrease size of text
  • Scroll the wheel on your mouse down to increase the size of text

To use you mouse to navigate back and fourth between pages instead of the buttons:

  • Hold down the Shift button on your keyboard
  • Scroll the wheel on your mouse up to navigate forward one page
  • Scroll the wheen on your mouse down to navigate back one page

All of the above tips require a mouse with a scroll wheel.

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