Tame your computer - jump to it!

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 scroll without using your mouse (Internet Explorer and Firefox).

Some websites require you to scroll down a long page, and you probably use your mouse wheel or
perhaps you still drag the scroll bar.

But did you know you can scroll faster and more precisely without ever having to take your hands off the keyboard?

Here’s how:

1.       Scroll down: press the spacebar.

2.       Scroll up: hold down the SHIFT key and press the spacebar.

Each time you press the spacebar, you will move one full screen at a time, making it easy to spot
where you left off.

Obviously this cannot be used in any software package where pressing the spacebar would add a space – such as in Word – but if you find yourself reading a very long PDF file you might like this screen-sized jumping trick.


PS I'm committed to sharing the best of what I know with others so please don't keep these tips a
secret. If you enjoyed today's tip, please forward it to anyone you feel may benefit or reprint it
(with full copyright and subscription information) in your newsletters and message boards. Got a tip
to share? Submit it by emailing karen@roem.co.uk - if your tip is selected, I'll publish it along
with your name; the bragging rights will last a lifetime.


18 November 2013

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

The Learning Collaboration and Cambridge Network members have the opportunity to book places on Roem training courses at a reduced rate.
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