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Option scroll to page forward and back in Chimera Web Browsers
I've been quite disappointed with the standardization of command-] for forward and command-[ as back for web browsers and the Jaguar help menu, as I enjoyed the quick keyboard access to the command-arrow keys (I have an older, smaller Apple keyboard from the original iMac days). Today I noticed holding down the option key while scrolling in Chimera will similarly move the current browser window forward or back through the history of visited pages.
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Authored by: falkaholic on Sep 13, '02 12:39:14PM

I too miss cmd-arrows.

But this hints doesn't seem to make sense. Or is it too early in the morning?

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Authored by: jmil on Sep 13, '02 04:09:04PM

just to be absolutely clear, you need to have a scroll wheel or equivalent. Option-scroll up to go forward, option-scroll down to go back. I'm guessing you thought I meant use the scroll bar. Sorry.

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In the Finder too.
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Sep 13, '02 02:10:51PM

I think Comm-[ and Comm-] is easier, because you can use one hand, thumb on the Command key and your index finger on the [ or ]. I never used the arrow keys.

This key combination also works in the Finder for forward and back.

I programed the two extra buttons on my MS Itellimouse Optical to do this in the Finder and Mozilla/IE

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In the Finder too.
Authored by: jmil on Sep 13, '02 04:13:08PM

actually, since I have an older keyboard (as I mentioned above), the command-arrows navigation was actually easier and faster than command-[ or command-]. The older keyboard has the inverted-t arrow keys immediately next to the right command key (no right option or control key). It is much faster. This is just an attempt by Apple to be more consistent with current hardware, and if you want to be cynical, to coax old users like me to upgrade their hardware. I've used the new "pro" keyboards, and I much prefer the mini keyboard. Oh well.

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Authored by: falkaholic on Sep 13, '02 08:51:05PM

i get it now! :)

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