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Are there any decent run downs out there of keyboard and mouse usage in the major browsers? The docs to these things are terrible because you have to wade through 50 pages of new user introductions to find one thing out you didn't know.
I recently found out that you could roll the scroll wheel while holding the control key to increase font size in IE. It was completely by accident (something I do often in Opera to zoom a page). Those types of little tidbits are what I'm looking for.
This may be simple, but hold down the shift key while clicking on a link to open it in a new window - just like Opera.
Left and right arrow keys will scroll wide pages left/right - too obvious?
I got these from IE's Tip Of The Day
To make the text on Web pages larger or smaller, click the View menu, and then click Text Size. Press F5 to refresh the screen.
You can make sure the Web page you are viewing contains the latest information by pressing F5 to refresh it.
To move forward between frames, press CTRL+TAB.
To move back between frames, press SHIFT+CTRL+TAB.
You can type a word in the Address bar and press CTRL+ENTER to automatically add [www....] and .com on either side of the word.
To print the current page or active frame, press CTRL+P.
You can print a table of all the links associated with a Web page. In the Print dialog box, click Print table of links.
To search from the Address bar, type go, find, or ? followed by a word or phrase, and then press ENTER.
To change the color of links on Web pages, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Colors button.
To open a new Internet Explorer window, press CTRL+N.
You can drag your toolbar, Links bar, and Address bar anywhere you want them. You can even combine them to save space.
To stop downloading a page, press ESC.
To turn off the underlines in Web page links, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
You can move your cursor into the Address bar by pressing ALT+D.
Instead of clicking the Back button, you can press the BACKSPACE key to move back a page.
To search for a word or phrase on a Web page, press CTRL+F to open the Find dialog box.
You can close the current window by pressing CTRL+W.
To display a list of the Internet addresses you have typed in the Address bar, press F4.
If you use Netscape, you can learn about differences in Internet Explorer by clicking the Help menu and then clicking For Netscape Users.
To go to a new location, press CTRL+O.
You can quickly put a shortcut to any Web page on your desktop by right-clicking in the page and then clicking Create Shortcut.
The control/roll thing doesn't work too well for changing font sizes when the style sheet defines specific font sizes, styles, etc. I just played around with it on my one web site to see how the page distorts and except for <H> tags which aren't specifically defined, nothing changed. Just an FYI for those who use style sheets.
This is very useful if you have sight problems or are colorblind, as you can increase the font size or change the colors for every web page.
There are also checkboxes to ignore colors, font styles, and font sizes on the pages. If you ignore font sizes, that will make the wheel thing work for every web site.
On the Advanced tab, turn off "Play animations in web pages". No more animated GIFs!!! You just get the first frame of every GIF. Makes browsing the web much more tolerable.
Since we have such a big challenge with the nimda virus, as it is many times picked up through your browser while viewing a web page, you can temp. change the associated file type for .eml to open in a safe program like notepad.exe. This will send emails picked up by Internet Explorer to notepad instead of Outlook Express which imediately infects your computer.
Open Windows Explorer, click on View in the menu, select Options or Folder Options, then select File Types. Scroll down to Outlook Express Mail Message (should have a file extension of EML). Then highlight and click Edit, highlight "OPEN" in the bottom window and click Edit below that. In the box that says "Application used to perform action" type in c:\windows\notepad.exe ...then save.
This may have other implications on your system, such as you can't double click email shortcuts any more and have Outlook open them up, but you can read them if you open Outlook first and browser to the email. And yes, you can still click on mailto: links.
You can create a shorcut to the current page by dragging the default or favicon in the address bar onto the desktop or into an application that accepts text such as textpad.
If you have a shortcut to a webpage on your desktop you can load it in the current browser window by dragging its icon anywhere into IE.
You can also drag an image from the current page into the address bar to view it from your cache.
Dragging links from the current page into the address bar will load that link (same as clicking the link :) probably not too useful)
Cntrl+Dragging a link into the address bar loads the linked page in a new window. This is the same as right clicking and choosing 'Open in New Window'