The Space Bar Scrolls Down in Your Browser

April 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm 5 comments

This is an awesome week and I mean that figuratively. The Book of Awesome arrives in stores this Wednesday and I wanted to celebrate by sharing some broken secrets from the website

One of my favorite “Awesome Things” is “Learning a new keyboard shortcut.” Since I’m talking favorites, I want to share one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts: the space bar.

If you’re reading this in a web browser or you do a lot of reading on the web, this is one shortcut you should learn before all others. To scroll your browser down exactly one page, press the space bar.  To scroll up one page, hold shift while you press the space bar.

It’s that simple, happy reading.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brett  |  April 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I knew about the scroll down, but not the scroll up. Great info!

  • 2. Jenny  |  April 13, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    You. just. blew. my. mind.

  • 3. Chris Nelson  |  April 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Hello Chad,
    I have really enjoyed reading the blog during my many self imposed breaks at work, this space bar one just blew my mind seeing as I am payed to surf the web and research.

    I also enjoyed the post when you wrote about the glorious raspberry bush at grandma’s old house.

    I wanted run my idea for a blog by you and see if you had any tips or advice for you old cousin

    Give my best to Kirsten and congrats on the webby nomination, that is awesome.


  • 4. SLY  |  April 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I NEVER knew that! Thanks!

  • 5. shirleyhogan  |  April 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I didn’t know that!!!


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