In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to preview and flip through your open windows using your mouse wheel (Windows 7)...
Tame your computer - wheel through your windows
Hope you’ve all fallen in love with AeroFlip 3D? (Check out this previous tip if you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about.)
If you have, you’ve probably been overshooting your desired window at some point. OK, you can press SHIFT + WIN + TAB to
cycle the other way, but that might be one shortcut too many! (I love the way the Germans refer to a three finger keyboard shortcut as a monkey grip - “Affengriff” – also known as the Vulcan neck pinch.)
So check out what you can do with your mouse wheel!
1. Press WIN + TAB to display a stack of all your open windows.
2. Keep your finger on the WIN key and use your mouse wheel to cycle forward or backward.
3. Release the WIN key.
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21 July 2014
Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd. Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at http://www.roem.co.uk
Please note: Cambridge Network and Learning Collaboration members have the opportunity to book places on Roem Ltd courses at a reduced rate.