Computer tips - Making webpage content bigger.

@derek_a (10894)
May 31, 2007 10:34am CST
Sometimes I can go to a website and the text is so small that I can hardly see it. I discovered, by accident that if I held down the Ctrl and scrolled the wheel on my mouse the content would enlarge and if I scrolled it the other way, it would get smaller. I saves going up to the browser menu and selecting magnify. Have you any computer tips that you found by accident? Or any computer tips that you'd like to share?
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@bruxedo (773)
• France
1 Jun 07
I usually don't use shortcuts. The ones I use are the basic ones like ctr+c to copy and ctr+v to paste. those are the ones I need most and that's why I know them by heart.
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@derek_a (10894)
2 Jun 07
Yes, they are very useful and I find much quicker than using a mouse. Thanks for responding :-)
• United States
31 May 07
I don't have any tips l can think of, l do things so automatically that l don't think of them as tips. Thanks for posting your tip for making text larger. I know l have been to a few websites that have tinny text and this will help a lot.
@derek_a (10894)
1 Jun 07
Thanks for responding. Yes, I tend to do things automatically without thinking, but have been surprised when others don't know how to do something, that's why I thought I would put up posts now and again about it. Like I automatically press ctrl and A toghether to highlight text and press ctrl and C to copy it, then press ctrl and V to paste it somewhere else. My sister who has worked with computers for years didn't know this and was using the mouse, which to me, takes much longer. :-)
@ocalhoun (199)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Note, the trick you posted only works with Internet Explorer 7. Some more useful shortcuts: Alt+f4 : Close window Alt+Tab : Switch between windows (hold it down to bring up a list of open windows) Alt+PrintScreen : Print Screen on only the active window
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