Thursday, October 4, 2012

Useful Mouse Tricks You Never Knew About

Useful Mouse Tricks You Never Knew About, Even if you click the thing a thousand times a day, you probably don't use commands like "alt left button." Hidden Powers of Your Mouse, You use your mouse for just about everything: you drag, you drop, you highlight, you scroll. But even if you click your mouse a thousand times a day, I bet I've got a few secret mouse tricks you've never heard of.

Click Tricks You surely know that double clicking highlights a word, and you might even know that triple clicking highlights a paragraph. But have you ever wanted to select a column of text in a Word document, without getting all the text to the left and right of it? Here's how you can: Hold down the alt and left mouse button (on a Mac, option-left mouse), and drag the cursor over the section you want to select. The coolest thing about this trick is that the text you are selecting does not even need to be formatted as a column for this to work.


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