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    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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    You can do that as of ie 6 can't you ?

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    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]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    You can do that as of ie 6 can't you ?
    I only started using it at IE 8. I don't remember when it was enabled for IE.

    Edit: The keyboard equivalent is 'CTRL' and 'Shift' and '+' to zoom in ['CTRL' and 'Shift' and '-' to zoom out]
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    CTRL + 0 resets the zoom

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    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.
    I thought the same - never tried it on chrome as don't use chrome that often seeing as I use safari 5 or firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by computer_expert View Post
    CTRL + 0 resets the zoom
    CTRL + 1 to CTRL + 9 will switch between the first nine tabs via keyboard hortcuts in IE7 and IE8 Chrome and probably Firefox
    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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