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    Lightbulb Scrolling the Ribbon

    Just was wondering if people realise that if you set the cursor on the Ribbon in a File Explorer window and use the scroll wheel one can cycle through the Ribbon tabs.

    This, of course, holds true in Windows 8.1, as well.

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    Drew,

    Cool! Works in MS Office 2010 apps also!
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    ...and in WLM ribbon; one of the reasons we went back to 2009. We find center click/scroll really shines as a link or bookmark in new tab opener, old tab closer, media player volume controller and as a quick way to temporarily resize browser text (while holding ctrl down).

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    Actually, I find that "feature" a major pain as I occasionally wind up scrolling the WLM ribbon when I really want to scroll message contents. I much prefer just clicking on a ribbon tab for the rare instance I want a new one.

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    That's what I meant also in a more subtle way. Once in a while there's even a tech call; "my Delete icon disappeared!"

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    It's a feature I rarely if ever use, but it seems worthwhile for someone who uses it. Just placing your cursor in the ribbon area or body causes the scroll to work on that area. Do not need to click to move focus from ribbon to body or vice versa.
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    That's what we're talking about and why for some it's a pain in certain situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Drew,

    Cool! Works in MS Office 2010 apps also!
    Yes, works anywhere the Ribbon (technology) exists.



    One of the nice things about Windows is oft there is more than 1 way of doing things. A method may be preferred by one person or @ one time, OR NOT.

    Sometimes, I'm just letting Folks know what doable and maybe something of which they are not, yet, aware...Then, whomever wants can use whatever they find appealing @ whatever times.

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    Isn't that the default though? If so, I would be more interested in non-default settings available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.U.N. downtown View Post
    Isn't that the default though? If so, I would be more interested in non-default settings available.
    Well, yes, either that or click on the particular desired tab; not sure what non-defaults you'd like.

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    Thank you for the GREAT tip, I have office 2010 and this will be a nice shortcut!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-tw View Post
    Thank you for the GREAT tip, I have office 2010 and this will be a nice shortcut!
    You're welcome. Glad you find it useful

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