Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Caret Browsing

Do you have a student that struggles with tracking while reading online?
Have you ever been reading an article online and your mind wonders (you get sucked into a day dream)? You snap out of it and forget where you were in your reading.

Caret Browsing might be just what you need. 

This extension gives you a movable cursor within any web page. It allows you to move through the text with your arrow keys. 
Click anywhere to move the cursor to that location.  

This Extension may be the tool for students that struggle with using a mouse or a trackpad.  
It allows navigation through an article using keyboard short cuts.
With all of the built in keyboard short cuts it is worth exploring. 

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Press F7 to turn on Caret Browsing. Press it again to turn it off.
Use arrow keys to move throughout the document.
Press Option + arrows to move word by word. 
Press Shift + arrows to select text letter by letter.
Press Shift + Option + arrows to select text word by word.
When you reach a link or control, it is automatically focused. Press Enter to select a link or button. When a focused control (like a text box or a list box) is capturing arrow keys, press Esc followed by the left or right arrow to continue Caret Browsing. Alternatively, press Tab to move to the next focusable control.

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