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Caret browsing

Ever been in a situation where your computer mouse stopped working abruptly and there was a need to move around the web browser tabs using only the keyboard as that is the only option available till you get your mouse repaired or replace with a new one. That is when caret browsing comes as a quick fix.

What is caret browsing?

It is also called as caret navigation. Its a special feature of web browser which enables user to easily navigate and highlight selections with keyboard. Caret is the vertical text cursor “|”.

How do we navigate using caret?

In this mode, the cursor is often depicted with a blinking vertical line. We can navigate using the arrow keys. Selection of text is possible with combination of Shift key and arrow key. Ctrl key helps in moving word by word. Other keys like page up and page down are quite handy for navigation at top and bottom respectively in a page. Try out caret navigation on Google chrome by pressing F7.