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Scroll pages with the space bar System
Don't know if you've run this already, it seems very very basic (but I never actually noticed it before). You can page down by hitting the space bar and page up by using shift space bar. It works in Safari, Mail, OmniWeb, etc.

[robg adds: Yes it's very basic, and I think it may pre-date OS X, but we haven't run it before (at least not that I could find) ... so consider it added to the collection...]
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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: seven5 on Feb 27, '03 10:27:52AM

heheh, not only is this not a safari hint, or an os x hint, this isn't even a mac hint. This is the standard behavior or every single browser out there. And although some hints are totally missed by some and they deserve space here, i REALLY hope there isn't much people that this is new to. HEH :)



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: mkapes on Feb 27, '03 01:37:39PM

you can page up w/ shift-space too, at least in most apps.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: Andrew Fletcher on Feb 27, '03 03:26:08PM

... and in iCab you scroll back with backspace. Makes sense to me, I wish other browsers did this too.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: Andrew Fletcher on Feb 27, '03 03:26:35PM

... and in iCab you scroll back with backspace. Makes sense to me, I wish other browsers did this too.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: Aidos on Feb 27, '03 02:09:43PM

IE doesn't on OS9 at least. I cringe when using it for this reason more than any.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: Brontojoris on Feb 27, '03 05:21:04PM

Actually, in IE, you need to press option+space, which I prefer over shift+space since its easier to press.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: torifile on Feb 27, '03 09:14:17PM

No, you don't. This works on every browser I've ever used. Not much of a hint, if you ask me... Not that I'm complaining. It's good to get things like these documented.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 03, '03 01:43:25PM

Well, yes you do if you're using my Mac.

For some reason, only Option-Space works in my IE, and in Navigator, neither Shift-Space nor Option-Space does anything.

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Actually it's from UNIX
Authored by: jmil on Feb 27, '03 02:18:54PM

This is actually a UNIX hint. This same functionality works with the "man" and "more" commands in the terminal. When viewing a man page or something piped to "more", the space bar moves one page down. Other Unix tips for this include the "b" key moves one page "back", and the "q" key exits or "quits". The "b" and "q" keys obviously don't do diddly for OS X web browsers, though.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: VEGx on Feb 28, '03 05:12:08AM

Besides that, on my TiBook SHIFT-"up arrow" = page up, etc. I used to think that they only worked with the "fn" key but seems they work with SHIFT too. Can some one test this on a "normal" keyboard?



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go back a page with "delete"
Authored by: drc on Feb 28, '03 08:02:14PM

Just got a new powerbook last week :) and in Safari (v.60) I can hit the "delete" key to go back a page. Quite handy on a laptop with no mouse.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: torifile on Feb 28, '03 09:48:09PM
While we're pointing out keyboard shortcuts:

Safari shortcuts

If Safari's in your /Applications/ folder, that'll list all the keyboard shortcuts for it. If not, change the "Applications" part to the correct directory. (This can be accessed via the debug menu, as well, if you have that enabled.)

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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: drhfk on Mar 01, '03 11:03:26AM

SHIFT+SPACE scrolls one page up.



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Scroll pages with the space bar
Authored by: jossro on Aug 24, '08 03:50:49PM

And "shift delete" will take you forward through previously navigated pages. :)



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