Dunno if this is old news to the rest of you, but I just discovered that my mouse can scroll in eight directions! I’m not sure if this is some hidden feature that mice have always had, or if it’s something new, but I welcome the ability to finally be able to scroll sideways 🙂
The 8-way scrolling works in Internet Explorer 6 and Opera 9; Firefox (18.104.22.168) is limited to 4-way scrolling. Either way, it meets my needs.
To access the “new” directions, simply click the middle button (scroll wheel), and then move the mouse left, right, or diagonally. (Of course, this only works when you have a horizontal scroll bar.)