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19th June 2010, 06:32 PM #1
IE8 useful thing to know.
This may be something I was the only person unaware of but if you hold down ctrl you can zoom in and out using the mouse wheel.
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19th June 2010, 07:13 PM #2
You can do that as of ie 6 can't you ?
19th June 2010, 07:13 PM #3
Yes I was aware of this but only because I found it in Chrome [my preferred browser] and tried it in FireFox and found that it worked.
Went on to try in IE8 [expecting to find that it did not work]
I only started using it at IE 8. I don't remember when it was enabled for IE.
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
Edit: The keyboard equivalent is 'CTRL' and 'Shift' and '+' to zoom in ['CTRL' and 'Shift' and '-' to zoom out]
Last edited by DaveP; 19th June 2010 at 07:20 PM.
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19th June 2010, 08:10 PM #4
CTRL + 0 resets the zoom
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19th June 2010, 09:14 PM #5
I thought it was part of the OS, not individual applications as I've been using it in Word, Excel and IE for years, and Chrome recently.
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mac_shinobi (20th June 2010)
20th June 2010, 08:43 AM #6
I thought the same - never tried it on chrome as don't use chrome that often seeing as I use safari 5 or firefox
Originally Posted by Jawloms
20th June 2010, 08:58 AM #7
CTRL + 1 to CTRL + 9 will switch between the first nine tabs via keyboard hortcuts in IE7 and IE8 Chrome and probably Firefox
Originally Posted by computer_expert
CTRL + TAB will also switch fowards between tabs and CTRL + Shift + TAB will go back
CTRL + F4 will close the current Tab
F4 will set the selection to the address box in the browser
To name a few.
CTRL + Scroll wheel/bar works in lots of programs it even zooms the icon sizes in Windows Vista or higher.
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