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Tip 1.13: How to use the mouse wheel for scrolling in all directions

December 6, 2013

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

Did you know that you can press down on the mouse wheel and have it act as a third button? For many applications that have an editor, pressing the mouse wheel displays an icon indicating which directions you can scroll in. Some require holding down the mouse wheel; others don’t.

In the editor, press the mouse wheel just once and you’ll see an icon indicating which directions you can scroll in.

A couple of things to note:

  • The farther away the mouse is from the directional icon, the faster the editor will scroll.
  • Pressing the primary mouse button stops the scroll, but you have to press the button again to move the cursor to the desired location.

Happy Programming! =)

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