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A hint about scrolling (may be browser specific)

Chris VR Jun 24, 2006 09:48 PM

I'm not sure how specific to a browser this is, but many browsers allow you to press the space bar to scroll down the page. It's pretty handy now that things are so spread out here.

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    Dave Feldman Jun 26, 2006 06:11 AM

    Amazing that I've never stumbled onto this. But it works on my version of I.E. and Firefox.

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    1. re: Dave Feldman
      ChinoWayne Jun 26, 2006 08:00 AM

      Wow, you learn something every day. Thanks, Chris.

    2. toodie jane Jun 26, 2006 11:04 PM

      my computer makes huge jumps when I do this. is there a way to slow it down?

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      1. re: toodie jane
        Melanie Wong Jun 27, 2006 12:11 AM

        I don't know about slowing it down. But while it makes big jumps on my computer, the amount of space it skips is just less than one screen view. I use the "replies" link to open a thread and take me directly to where the replies start, then read or scan what's in view all the way to the bottom of the screen, hit the space bar and it takes me to the next group of text to read, and so on. It's not skipping over any part of text that I haven't had a chance to read.

      2. toodie jane Jun 27, 2006 11:17 PM

        that works! now to train myself to use the replies button!
        thank you

        1. Chris VR Nov 14, 2008 09:00 PM

          Testing...

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