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Select and scroll with the caret

Buried near the bottom of the Command bar's Page menu is a handy item called Caret Browsing. Its keyboard toggle is F7 . Turning this feature on plants a blinking vertical bar, much like a word processor's insertion pointer, wherever you click the mouse. The caret makes it easier to select text. Hold down Shift, with or without Ctrl, and use the arrow keys to extend the selection from the current caret position . If you've ever tried to select text with the mouse alone and wound up grabbing more than you intended, you'll welcome this feature.

You might also find caret browsing handy for scrolling text on webpages . Put the caret on the bottom line of the display, for example, and the Down Arrow key moves the text one line at a time, instead of by larger chunks.

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