Leaving the scene of a web page for the scroll function of the mouse can be a waste of effort. Why isn’t there a scroll wheel on the keyboard? Well, a very select few come with a built-in scroll wheel, but it’s usually just a justification of adding to the price of a relatively high-profit-margin item already. What if I told you there was a scroll wheel already built-in to your keyboard? The humble spacebar is coded to act as a fast scroll in Safari, Firefox, and many other Mac applications. When viewing a page that’s longer than the window, just tap the spacebar and it’ll jump–useful for scrolling a long window quickly.
So I’ve got the Open Apple Bookmark key in Safari, but what if I use Firefox?
As those of us using a Mac are ahead of the game already, many of us are using the open-source (read: Free) web browser Firefox. As I explained in my last column regarding the Open Apple “D” to bookmark a web site in Safari, I like doing things as simply as possible. Thoreau’s mandate of “Simplify, Simplify, Simplify” is especially true in the world of I.T., but alas, is often not meant to be. But enough about gates, windows and other hardware construction.
As many of you may know by now, I am a big fan of easier ways to do routine tasks
The recent upgrade to 10.4 Tiger has changed a few things, mostly for the better, but one of the minor
The Bookmarks Toolbar Folder in Firefox and the corresponding Bookmarks Bar in Safari can provide a quick shortcut to commonly-accessed
So it’s late, you’re feeling like rocking out to your favorite tunes, and you really don’t want to listen to
Many times in my articles you have noticed me referring to a “right-click” (at least, I hope so…), whereas the