Saturday, 22 June 2013

How to zoom and/or scroll using your laptop's mouse pad!

This morning I just learned to zoom in and out and scroll up, down and all over the place on my laptop, which I have had since January and so I am pleased with myself but wondering why I strained my eyes for so long trying to get close to the text without thinking about googling for an answer! Let us take a moment to blame pregnancy brain, shall we?! Why not!

Just in case you were wondering, and if you ever need to know! To scroll up and down on my particular laptop you hold your finger down on the top right of the mouse-pad and then run your finger up or down to scroll! SO SIMPLE! Who knew! To scroll left to right, just do the same thing but with the bottom of the pad instead! Of course, this might not work for every laptop, but it works for mine, which is a Toshiba with windows 7. Do let me know if yours does anything different and what kind of laptop you have in case it might help someone else out on their quest to scroll or zoom!!

Speaking of ZOOM! On my laptop you can zoom in simply by holding down CTRL and tapping + OR - if you'd like to zoom back out! Simple - if you know how, and I had no idea!

Thank goodness for the internet!!



Karen Glatt said...

Thanks a lot for letting me know these awesome things to do with my laptop. I am going to try these out on mine to see if it works. I never knew this myself! It is always so exciting to find out about faster ways to do things. Thanks for the tips!

Sandy Cain said...

Duh.....I didn't know you could do this. I am so far behind technologically, I feel like one of the Flintstones. Yabba Dabba Do!