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Scroll Wheel Trick

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I am always looking for keyboard shortcuts, rather than relying on clicks of the mouse to accomplish an action. Having had both wrists operated on for carpal tunnel syndrome, I shy away from the repetitive movement of using my index finger to click that left button on the mouse.

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Quite by accident I learned a trick that has saved me so much time and trouble while cruising around the Internet. Often when you click on a link, the original page goes away and is replaced by another. In order to get back to the original page, you have to click the back arrow at least once (more if the linked article has multiple pages) or go to your history and find that original page.

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Sometimes if I did a search, perhaps looking for a recipe or information about a person or subject, I would go back and forth trying to see what the best choice of page would be. How time consuming!

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One day while pointing to a link, I pushed down the scroll wheel on the mouse rather than clicking the left button. Glorious morning! The new window showed up as a new tab and I was still on the original page. All I had to do to see the linked page was to click on that new tab, and the original page was still open. I could click on either or any of the tabs (CTRL + Tab will toggle between tabs, too). So much easier.

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