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Window mouse wheel discovery!

bartonc
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My development environment has a setting for a single font size buried in the preferences dialog. Every once in a while, the font would change to a new size. I assumed that there was a magic control key that I was hitting and have been searching for it for days.

Tonight, while browsing a VERY wide page (my monitor is 1280X1024, and it didn't fit) in Firefox, I started playing with control keys plus mouse wheel combinations trying to get the page to scroll horizontally. I didn't get it to scroll, but did get it to change the font size in very small increments (much finer than FF's ctrl+ & ctrl-). I thought "that's pretty cool".

There I was, later, back in my IDE looking for the hidden font control when it struck me to try the CTRL-mouse wheel thing that I had discovered earlier. Eureka! It worked. Now when my eyes get tired I can up the font size with the flick of my little finger.

Pretty nifty, huh?
Jul 16 '07 #1
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epots9
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i find it annoying sometimes...i got control down and i forget to release it and then when i scroll i make the text unreadable, then i have to set it back to 100%. that takes 5 seconds out of my life lol
Jul 16 '07 #2

Chrisjc
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My development environment has a setting for a single font size buried in the preferences dialog. Every once in a while, the font would change to a new size. I assumed that there was a magic control key that I was hitting and have been searching for it for days.

Tonight, while browsing a VERY wide page (my monitor is 1280X1024, and it didn't fit) in Firefox, I started playing with control keys plus mouse wheel combinations trying to get the page to scroll horizontally. I didn't get it to scroll, but did get it to change the font size in very small increments (much finer than FF's ctrl+ & ctrl-). I thought "that's pretty cool".

There I was, later, back in my IDE looking for the hidden font control when it struck me to try the CTRL-mouse wheel thing that I had discovered earlier. Eureka! It worked. Now when my eyes get tired I can up the font size with the flick of my little finger.

Pretty nifty, huh?

I am not sure to laugh about this or take you seriously =)

I figured most windows users of well hmm our level knew this??? =)

lol okay I wont pick on you to hard... but it is a grate way.
Jul 16 '07 #3

bartonc
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I am not sure to laugh about this or take you seriously =)

I figured most windows users of well hmm our level knew this??? =)

lol okay I wont pick on you to hard... but it is a grate way.
I'm actually a developer who needs to know how to keep the machine running. I've never read and user manuals or any thing like that. My machine is hand built, so didn't come with any manuals either. You'll notice that my title does not say "expert". I'm just the forum leader/moderator (for Python, primarily - Windows, second). If you know anyone who what's the job, let me know.

Thanks (can I call you Chris?),
Barton
Jul 16 '07 #4

Chrisjc
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I'm actually a developer who needs to know how to keep the machine running. I've never read and user manuals or any thing like that. My machine is hand built, so didn't come with any manuals either. You'll notice that my title does not say "expert". I'm just the forum leader/moderator (for Python, primarily - Windows, second). If you know anyone who what's the job, let me know.

Thanks (can I call you Chris?),
Barton

I am just giving you a hard time =)

No worries... You can pick on me for Python I dont know shit hahaha...

My systems as well are all custom and hand built.. only way to go...

Also I don't learn from manuals just trying things / doing it.. only think I read is php stuff and alittle Linux... other wise just messing with stuff is the best way to learn... at least for me..

and Calling me Chris is fine. jc are my initals...
Jul 16 '07 #5

bartonc
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I am just giving you a hard time =)
<snip> jc are my initals...
Yeah, I know -- I have just got to learn to use those smiley thingies...lol (or at least "LOL").
Jul 16 '07 #6

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