If you don’t already know these tricks, this is going to be a major time saver for you! I found one by accident and realized, “Hey! There must be more out there!” I have compiled a list of some that will help you significantly. These tricks are applicable in web browsers as well as many programs like Microsoft Word.
Using the left button of your mouse:
- Double click on a word and it highlights the whole word
- Triple click and it highlights the whole paragraph
- Put your curser over where you want to start, click, and let go. Now, move your cursor to the end of where you want to select, hold SHIFT and click! It highlighted everything in between!
- If you want to copy a whole paragraph, highlight it and hold CTRL and drag it to where you want it to go!
- Same concept, if you highlight and hold SHIFT
Using the Wheel of your mouse:
- You can use this for scrolling AND clicking! The wheel is a button that you can use when browsing the internet. If you click the wheel on a web link, it will open up a new tab automatically with that link rather than using the tab you’re already in!
- Hold down CTRL and scroll the wheel at the same time, and you can zoon in and out.
- Instead of scrolling a up or down a million pages, click the wheel, slightly move your mouse, and viola! You are zipping to the top or bottom of the past faster than you know!
- Middle click on a tab in your browser to instantly close it.
I hope you learned at least one new trick today. Go ahead and test them all out! It has helped me during my work day to effectively navigate my browsers and documents.