Scroll mouse functions with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6:

Return to previous page: Shift+scroll wheel down.
Go forward: Shift+scroll wheel up.

Scroll mouse functions with Outlook:

Decrease font size: Ctrl+scroll wheel up.
Increase font size: Ctrl+scroll wheel down.

Keyboard shortcuts that work with Favorites in Internet Explorer:

To add the current page to your Favorites, hit Ctrl+D.
To open the Organize Favorites dialog box, press Ctrl+B.
To move a selected item in the Organize Favorites box up or down, highlight the item you want to move and press either the Alt+up or Alt+down arrow.

Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to contributing editor Stanley Zarowin via e-mail at

Because of the volume of mail, we regret we cannot individually answer submitted questions. However, if a reader’s question has broad interest, we will answer it in a forthcoming Technology Q& A column.

On occasion you may find you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible to test them in all editions and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.


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