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reph
04-17-2005, 05:50 AM
Wow! I just found that I can use the space bar to scroll down the page instead of positioning the cursor on that channel at the right of the window and clicking.

Option key and space bar together make a scroll up the page.

Sarita
04-17-2005, 05:57 AM
Cool, Reph! It really works.

astonwest
04-17-2005, 06:03 AM
You can also do so by hitting the Page Up and Page Down keys...

Kudra
04-17-2005, 07:38 AM
Or the Arrow keys.

reph
04-17-2005, 08:06 AM
I'd been using the arrow keys sometimes. They're labeled "pg up" and "pg dn," so those must be the same set of keys. The space bar scrolls faster, in an almost-one-screen leap.

On this machine, a Mac, the delete key does the same thing as the Back button. Anyone know a keyboard equivalent of Forward?

Ella
04-17-2005, 08:38 AM
Anyone know a keyboard equivalent of Forward?

*fumble for the right arrow key and get pi**ed off cuz the key repeat is either too fast or too slow*

Medievalist
04-17-2005, 09:22 AM
Reph

What's your browser of choice? And using OS X or 9?

reph
04-17-2005, 10:31 AM
IE 5: no choice there, it came with the machine. OS 9.

mdin
04-17-2005, 11:58 AM
On PCs if you hold down shift while putting in a CD, it won't autoplay.


IE is buggy (buggier than usual, I mean) on Mac machines. Try firefox.

Fractured_Chaos
04-17-2005, 01:15 PM
I highly recomend Firefox as your primary browser (there are still sites that won't wok except with IE, so keep it). First off, if you click on your bookmarks, and hit the right mouse button, you open a new window in a tab, rather than a full window. Takes a bit of getting used to, but very nice if you powersurf.

Besides, Firefox is much more secure than IE.

Medievalist
04-17-2005, 08:08 PM
Reph can't use FireFox; there isn't a version available for OS 9. She's pretty much limited to IE 5, Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla. Of the three, Mozilla is probably the better option, but it might not be a good one for Reph.

I've got a list of key board shortcuts for IE 5 around somewhere Reph; I'll try to find it and send it to you.

Fractured_Chaos
04-17-2005, 09:59 PM
Reph can't use FireFox; there isn't a version available for OS 9. She's pretty much limited to IE 5, Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla. Of the three, Mozilla is probably the better option, but it might not be a good one for Reph.



:Smack: I missed that first time through.

Torin
04-17-2005, 10:06 PM
ctrl-home to get all the way to the top of the page, or ctrl-end to get to the bottom are also helpful shortcuts. I'm mousing with my left hand these days and using the scroll wheel on my mouse a lot, but to get top and bottom fast, I use those shortcuts. :)

Torin, who is typing with an 800 pound gully cat on my right arm.

Okay, he's not really 800 pounds, but it feels like it right now. I think he's around the 17 to 20 pound range and he's draped across my forearm, purring. Crazy cat.

jdkiggins
04-17-2005, 11:08 PM
Now if I just knew where the option key is, I'd do OK. :)

jdkiggins
04-17-2005, 11:11 PM
Oh, I see, just hit the space bar. That's cool. Thanks reph. I hate learning new things, but this one was worth it. :)

reph
04-18-2005, 02:28 AM
Now if I just knew where the option key is, I'd do OK. :)
I think it's called Alt on a PC. Not sure the combination of Alt and space bar will do the same thing as on a Mac. I know there are differences.

Has anyone found a keyboard command for Forward (i.e., next page) yet?

Medievalist
04-18-2005, 03:29 AM
I think it's called Alt on a PC. Not sure the combination of Alt and space bar will do the same thing as on a Mac. I know there are differences.

Has anyone found a keyboard command for Forward (i.e., next page) yet?

Yes and no.

Yes, there is a keyboard command for that, and it depends on the browser. But here's the no part.

In order for the "Next Page/Page Forward" command the HTML of the starting / current page has to have the "next page" link identified in a particular way by the html. That's a fairly new thing in HTML, created in order to make web pages easier to navigate for people using adaptive technology.

Not that many sites support it. It isn't supported by I.E. at all.

Now, if you're talking about going Forward to a page you've already been to, one that's in your cache, in I.E. try

Shift+Backspace

Or

Alt/Opt+Right Arrow

According the Keyboard shortcut chart in FireFox's Help file.

astonwest
04-18-2005, 05:25 AM
Now, if you're talking about going Forward to a page you've already been to, one that's in your cache, in I.E. try

Shift+Backspace

Or

Alt/Opt+Right Arrow

Yup, Alt-Right Arrow works for Forward...
Alt-Left Arrow works for Back...

Galoot
04-18-2005, 06:31 AM
Reph can't use FireFox; there isn't a version available for OS 9. She's pretty much limited to IE 5, Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla.
Or Opera[/b].com/download/index.dml?platform=mac&ver=6.03]Opera 6.03 (http://www.[b). Opera rocks, and there's a shortcut for everything imaginable (over 100 for browsing alone, and another 80 or so for other program-specific functions). It's a great browser for mouse-haters.

It's also good for folks with slow modems, because images are easy to toggle off an on with one keystroke, and those with bad eyes, as you can quickly transform someone's poorly designed page into a pure black on white version with a readable font.

Bookmarks/Favorites are a dream. Give them nicknames, then simply hit F2 and type the first few characters to go straight there. F2 Ab takes me to Absolute Write, while F2 Ba takes me to my banking site.

Highlight a word or phrase on the page and right-click, and you can search for it using your search engine of choice, look it up at the dictionary site you define (I like www.Onelook.com), translate it, buy it....

And yes, it does the "Next Page/Page Forward" thing, even handling it well when the page isn't specifically written to support the feature. Space takes you down a page at a time, like in IE, then takes you to the next logical page once you've reached the end.

All the neat things you can add to Firefox via plugins come standard with Opera. And the whole (Mac format) download still weighs less than the Firefox package without the extras, coming in at 4 megabytes (or 3.6MB for the latest Windows version with included e-mail, news, IRC client, RSS reader...).

No, I'm not a paid Opera shill, but it's a job I'd take in a heartbeat. I love Opera. I spend more time using my browser than anything else other than my word processor.

Fractured_Chaos
04-18-2005, 08:41 AM
So help me out here...you're saying you like Opera? I'm just wanting to be sure, since you weren't real clear there. :wag:

reph
04-18-2005, 09:02 AM
Now, if you're talking about going Forward to a page you've already been to, one that's in your cache, in I.E. try

Shift+Backspace

Or

Alt/Opt+Right Arrow

According the Keyboard shortcut chart in FireFox's Help file.
That is what I was talking about. Thanks for trying, but those combinations don't work.

Firefox's Help file...uh, maybe IE has one too?

P.S.: It does, if the Help file is what you get by clicking on "Help." The shortcut for Forward is the Mac's Command key plus the right arrow.

Give a woman a fish and . . .

paprikapink
04-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Give a woman a fish and . . .
... a bicycle and ...
... she's off to the Opera!
:banana:
-pkpk

Galoot
04-18-2005, 12:16 PM
So help me out here...you're saying you like Opera? I'm just wanting to be sure, since you weren't real clear there. :wag:
Yeah, 'sallright.

mmm... pancakes
04-19-2005, 05:16 PM
Shortcuts I know and like with Internet Explorer (under XP) are:
Ctrl + N - creates a new window of the page you're viewing
Alt + left arrow - go back
Alt + right arrow - go forward
Ctrl + F - opens a 'find on page' search window
F5 - refreshes the page
Alt + home - goes to homepage
Esc - stops loading the page

These are ones I have found helpful, and several of which I use frequently.

On a side note, people say how Firefox is so much better. I've tried Firefox but didn't find a huge difference - the main thing is opening several pages using tabs rather than lots of different windows cluttering the screen.

Cheers,

mmm... pancakes
04-19-2005, 05:23 PM
Oh, and Shift + Tab will jump between open windows. Takes some getting used to, though.

Betty W01
04-19-2005, 06:52 PM
My favorite shortcut (for PCs) is holding down the alt key while typing in 0169 on the number keyboard to your right. Presto, a copyright symbol!

mmm... pancakes
04-20-2005, 11:29 AM
lol, that's pretty bizarre - though didn't work for me! - did you set that up or is it supposed to be standard?

Galoot
04-20-2005, 11:39 AM
lol, that's pretty bizarre - though didn't work for me! - did you set that up or is it supposed to be standard?
Did you type in all four digits while holding ALT down? Shoulda worked.

alt+0169=

And yeah, Betty. That's the only keycode I have memorized. Used to tag images with it years back.

aka eraser
04-20-2005, 07:30 PM
Alt+0174=

That's the only other one aside from that I've memorized. Sometimes I type in random ones for amusement though.

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Don't try that while chewing gum too though. I nearly choked.