Tame your computer - wheely great tips

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she  talks about horizontal scrolling and other useful things you can do with your mouse wheel (Microsoft Excel).

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Back in 2005 I wrote that "Most modern mice now have a mouse wheel between the left and right button." ( See tip 136 here.)

One wonders what else was modern in 2005 that we now take for granted?  But I digress ... the mouse wheel. I bet you use it to scroll through your document. Or perhaps you hold down the CTRL key and roll your wheel to zoom in and out?

So what's this tip about? Well, following 181 votes, Microsoft has introduced horizontal scrolling. (With thanks to Debra Dalgleish for being this week's tip inspiration and for doing the digging to find the announcement, made on 11 August 2020.)

Here's how...

Related tips

And the odd one out ...

Don't use your mouse to scroll 

* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users.

PS To help you put these tips into practice I have developed a series of 60-minute webinars, giving you the opportunity to see the hints, tips and time-saving shortcuts in action. Learn how to be a Clever Clogs for £24 only. And following requests, I’ve started scheduling some of my 60-minute webinars on Saturdays. Hope to see you there!


24 May  2021

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 www.roem.co.uk


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