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Shortcut keys for internet explorer

F5 Refresh current page, frame, or tab. F11 Display the current website in full screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode. Backspace Back a page. Alt + Left Arrow Back a page. Alt + Right Arrow Forward a page. Ctrl + I Display the saved favorites. Ctrl + N Open New browser window. Ctrl + P Print current page / frame. Spacebar Moves down a page at a time. Shift + Spacebar Moves up a page at a time. Tab Moves from one link to another. Shift + Tab Moves backward from one link to another. Esc Stop page or download from loading. Ctrl + (- or +) Increase or decrease the font size, pressing '-' will decrease and '+' will increase. Ctrl + Enter Auto complete a url address. For example, type thecomputricks in the address bar and press CTRL + ENTER to get http://www.thecomputricks.com. Ctrl + D Add the current page to favorite. Alt + Down arrow Display all previous text entered in a text box.

Shortcut Description Ctrl + Wheel down Increase font size Ctrl + Wheel down Decrease font size Click then Shift+Click Click at one point of the page, then go to another point hold shift and click will create a selection from the two points Double-click On a word, will select the word. Triple-click Selects the entire line of text. Wheel click With some wheel mouse, you can click on the wheel and move the mouse to scroll the page smoothly

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make screen bigger


To zoom in on a website in your favorite browser, making the website appear bigger, follow these steps:

Using the keyboard and a mouse with a scroll wheel:
  • Hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and roll the mouse wheel up to zoom in, or down to zoom out.
Using only the keyboard:
  • Hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in, or the "-" key to zoom out.
To make the browser full-screen, taking up the whole screen on your computer, press the "F11" key. Press the "F11" key again to exit full-screen mode.

I hope that helps you!

Jun 21, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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google search


Try zooming your the Safari window (click the green button at the top left of the window's frame) or try putting Safari into full-screen mode (click arrow thingy at top right of window frame) to see if the text box reappears. You can switch in and out of full-screen mode by typing control-command-F.

If this doesn't do the trick, navigate to a SPECIFIC page in Google search (start at www.google.com), then open Safari Preferences, click the General tab, and click the "Set to current page" button.

May 05, 2014 | Apple Computers & Internet

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can zoom in or out when in full page mode anymore, just started yesterday aug 10/11


there is a pretty obvious bug when using 'Marquee Zoom' (Alt+5) in the full screen mode (F11). When you press 'Ctrl' to toggle 'Zoom In' and 'Zoom Out' (changing the little magnifying glass cursor from + to - and back again), it sticks with 'Zoom Out' and refuses to toggle back to 'Zoom In'. And then the only way to recover 'Zoom In' is to exit full screen mode, whereupon 'Ctrl' regains its toggling power and everything is back to normal

Aug 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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