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8 Things To Do With Mouse Scroll Wheel In Firefox

There are many hidden gems in Firefox and exploring them makes us to wonder how well Firefox is designed by its creators. Today let us explore what we can do with mouse scroll wheel other than just scrolling the web pages.

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1. Moving Back & Forward

Hold the shift key and move the mouse scroll while up and down to move back and forward of the browser history respectively.

2. Close a tab page without even displaying it

Popup ads of yesterday are new tab page ads of today. Few annoying web sites keeps opening popup adds as new tab pages. At times we don’t even want to see what is there in the unwanted tab and close it. Mouse scroll wheels come handy to deal with this situation. Just hover the mouse on the unwanted tab and click using mouse scroll wheel. The tab will be closed immediately.

3. Opening links in a new tab

To open any link on a new tab page just click it using the mouse scroll wheel. In the background Firefox silently opens the link in a new tab page.

4. Scroll line by line while reading a web page

This is the very useful functionality for those who read lot of stuff online. Hold the Alt key while scrolling the page using mouse scroll wheel to move it line by line. This come very handy while you need to scan text line by line.

5. Zoom In and Out images/text

Use CTRL + Mouse Scroll wheel to zoom in and out a web page

6. Scrolling though the tabs

If you open many tabs then Firefox adds a tab scroll as it runs out of space to show all the tabs. The general way of scrolling through the tabs is to use the arrows Firefox displays on the edges of tab area. The quickest way to scroll through the tabs is to use mouse scroll. Place the mouse scroll on any tab and move it up and down to scroll through the pages

7. Open a folder of bookmarks with a single click

Bookmark toolbar of Firefox is very handy to create bookmarks of the favourite web sites that we browse often. The bookmark tool bar also allows us to create folder and group the bookmarks under them.  If you click on a folder with mouse scroll wheel, Firefox opens all the bookmarks of the folder in tab pages.

8. Move Up and Down

Click on the web page using mouse scroll wheel to use mouse to move the page up and down

photo credit: donut2d via flickr

12 Comments on 8 Things To Do With Mouse Scroll Wheel In Firefox

  1. Anand
    January 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Opening page in new tab info is very very useful.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  2. Sudharsan
    November 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Gr8 work guys…!!!

    Reply
  3. awesomeo
    September 26, 2009 at 11:18 am (10 years ago)

    this was some new stuff I never heard before. A+ for great information

    Reply
  4. Ben White
    April 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Isn’t 8 a bit obvious? lol

    Reply
  5. AMEE
    February 24, 2009 at 3:30 pm (10 years ago)

    This is great…I accidently hit the control key and started to zoom in and out of my webpages. I did not know how to produce the same result, and now I know how I did it. Pretty cool.

    Reply
  6. a
    December 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Not quite get no. 6

    Reply
  7. KlikDana.Com
    November 26, 2008 at 12:58 am (11 years ago)

    New info for me, great info..

    Reply

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